What the Heck is Golf Fitness?

Golf Fitness Feb 25, 2011 No Comments

Every now and then a person arrives on the scene who functions at an entirely new level and pushes the envelope of human performance and endurance. Lance Armstrong rode his bike to an unheard of seven victories for the Tour de France.  Usain Bolt is the fastest runner on the planet, consistently making competitors look slow.  Tiger Woods changed the game of golf with uncanny distance and accuracy in all phases of the game.  One of the critical elements that set high-performers such as these apart is physical fitness, and an important part of physical fitness is chiropractic care.

Lance Armstrong

I would estimate that in excess of 90% of all world-class athletes use Chiropractic care to prevent injuries and to increase their performance potential.

Sean Atkins, Ph D Exercise Physiologist

Leichtathletik WM 2009 Berlin

Physical fitness is the measure of the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and in leisure. It is the body’s innate ability to resist hypokinetic disease, to adapt and heal itself when stressed or injured. Chiropractic is a health care system that improves body function and eliminates pain by removing vertebral misalignments. These misalignments irritate and decrease nerve transmission from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.

One aspect that Tiger brought to the game of golf is an incredible degree of physical fitness.  His ability to use his body efficiently and effectively set new benchmarks. Tiger’s natural physique and his commitment to golf fitness have made him the most revered golfer in the world.

So what is golf fitness?

Golf fitness identifies and improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the body’s ability to move through every aspect of the golf swing.  Titleist Performance Institute has created a comprehensive physical evaluation to identify physical limitations that affect a person’s golf swing.  For example, the ability to rotate the upper body (torso) independently from the lower body (pelvis) is crucial for transferring energy throughout the golf swing. Training, conditioning and chiropractic care work together to identify and overcome a physical limitation such as this.

…Lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. I’ve been going to Chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.

Tiger Woods

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Golf fitness is critical for preventing injuries (resisting hypokinetic disease). A highly trained and functioning body is much more resistant to injury than one that is out of alignment and unable to move properly.  Interestingly, the top two causes of low back pain in golfers are poor posture and lack of normal motion in the spine.  Chiropractic can correct these, and other issues that affect you game.

As a certified Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Professional I would love to help take your game to the next level.  Now is the time to get ready for the spring golf season, and I have a 25% off special through the month of March for the eleven point TPI Golf Evaluation and diagnostic exam.  Call 512-306-1625 today to book your appointment.

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