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A Golf Stretching DVD Isn’t Enough

Written by: Mike Pedersen | Date: Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
Categories: Golf FitnessGolf InstructionPro Tips

Mike PedersenA golf stretching dvd can and would be a very effective way to improve your golf swing technique, power and overall performance…but you can’t forget one very important factor to make these results lasting!

The main reason you can’t just look for a golf stretching dvd is the critical component of strength specific to your golf swing. You see…improving your flexibility with a golf stretching program, without the implementation of golf strength exercises will not warrant long-term flexibility gains.

Golf Stretching Without Strength Will Create Brittle Muscles

Picture a rubber band for a second. Keep stretching it and stretching it. What happens? It breaks down and eventually snaps in two.

Your muscles are like that rubber band. You can keep stretching your muscles, but unless you improve your strength in those newfound ranges of motion, it won’t be permanent results. In fact, just doing a golf stretching dvd could be detrimental to your performance by exposing your muscles to injury.

A Golf Exercise DVD With Both Golf Strength And Golf Stretching

The wisest purchase would be a golf exercise dvd that incorporates both stretching AND strengthening exercises. Now you will see permanent results! You won’t be wasting your time in hopes of a better golf swing.

You’ll see a much higher level of power, accuracy and overall consistency. I am always surprised when a senior golfer says he/she needs to work on their flexibility, and the term strength is not put in there.

Golf Stretch and Strength Exercise Example

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For example, take a look at the pictures above. The one is a golf strength exercise, and the second one is a golf stretching exercise for the same muscle group. This combination will give you the best results to enhance your golf swing power, efficiency and mechanics.

Golf Flexibility Is Lost As The Years Go By

We know from statistics the human body loses range of motion AND strength every year that you don’t maintain it. The “use-it-or-lose-it” phrase comes to mind and it’s a true one. Your muscles were meant to be used, not just lay dormant and inactive throughout your later years.
When you start to really understand how the human body works, you’ll have a different outlook on your golf performance program. You will no longer think that the answer is a golf stretching dvd.

Take this approach to your golf improvement and get a maximum return from your golf practice.

About The Author: Mike Pedersen is the CEO of Perform Better Golf as well as an Internationally recognized golf performance expert and author. Perform Better Golf’s goal is to improve the golfers driving distance and overall performance by addressing physical issues and limitations. For more information, and to check out his best-selling Golf Fitness System visit performbettergolf.com.

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