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Golf And Other Sports

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While growing up as a youngster, golf was definitely considered a sissy sport. Over time, research has proven that this is FAR from the truth. Professional golfers possess “Tree Trunks” for legs, and on average, possess greater upper trunk flexibility than NBA basketball players!

While growing up as a youngster, golf was definitely considered a sissy sport. Over time, research has proven that this is FAR from the truth. Professional golfers possess “Tree Trunks” for legs, and on average, possess greater upper trunk flexibility than NBA basketball players! Although at first glance, the golf swing may not look very athletic, the fact remains that it IS! (maybe it’s because we’re dressed in such nice slacks, instead of wearing a tank top, or a helmet?)

To elaborate on this, even more similarities are revealed when computerized motion analysis, reveal that the golf swing motions are nearly identical to that of hitting a baseball, throwing a baseball, hitting a tennis ball, etc; and especially the timing sequences of all of them are remarkably similar! If it requires fitness programs to best maximize the performance of other sports motions, why would golf be any different?

I have yet to meet a person, who after embarking on a “proper” fitness program, didn’t improve their golf game (not to mention their overall health). I highly recommend that golfers train for golf as if they were training for another sport. You’ll be amazed.