I was shocked to hear this: “Golfers over the age of 50 lose 10 pounds of muscle every 10 years”. Guess this means that the extra weight that I’m putting on is at least 10 pounds of FAT. I found this information in a promotion for a seminar about the proper way to exercise if you want to lower your scores after you pass 50.
It was even more disturbing to read in Morning Read (Golf at a Glance), that most golfers peak in strength at about age 30. Pros train more, so they maintain strength through their 30s better than the rest of us. An overwhelming majority of golfers are older than 30, meaning that we are losing strength and distance every year.
Most of GOLFSTR customers are over 40 so you should be interested in these recommendations.
1/ Flexibility is the #1 cause of poor consistency and loss of power.
2/ Golfers over the age of 50 are more prone to back, hip and shoulder injuries.
3/ If you want power from your golf specific muscles then you better exercise them.
We all know that endurance, strength, balance and flexibility decrease as we age. If you want to enjoy your life over the age of 40, take up golf , swimming, tennis or pickle ball. They will also drive you to do more strengthening and flexibility exercises. I you don’t keep in shape, your body and game will suffer.
Tips to Keep in Shape:
1/ Find you favorite strengthening and stretch exercises for golf on the internet. There are so many floor exercises and stretch band exercises to choose from on the internet. ( I hope you saw Lindsy Vonn working out with a stretch band before her Olympic ski runs.) Or you can look up exercises recommended on Your GOLFSTR Swing Support Center.
2/ When you sit down in front of the TV, make that your trigger to start your exercises. Get your lazy butt on the floor and start stretching and working out.
3/ When the weather is beautiful, get out and work on your yard and gardens or just go for a long walk.
4/ Golf is a great sport but you may want to consider taking up indoor sports when the weather is not ideal for golf. Swimming at the YMCA or racquet sports are excellent sports to keep your muscles active.
5/ Join an aerobics class (for muscle mass) or yoga class (for flexibility).
Whatever you do, get moving! Your game will suffer if you don’t get rid of some of that belly fat and replace it with your new macho look. You can also go to the the driving range and practice with your GOLFSTR+. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com