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I have been answering golfers' questions about golf fitness for many years. Click on a topic below to see the related question and answer discussion. You may have an injury or pain from physical movement. Please be sure to consult your physician about recurrent pain and any physical program. Many golfers experience golf pain from poor swing mechanics, so get pro advice.
 
  • How to determine your upper body fitness level.

  • Exercises to stretch and strengthen the mid and upper back.

  • Aerobic training for reducing 'love handles.'

  • Indurance training for optimal golf

  • Increasing backswing flexibility

  • Increasing swing speed

  • Exercises to strengthen lower body muscles to make a better swing

  • Exercises for strengthing your grip

  • Training golf-specific muscles

  • Increasing and maintaining shoulder turn

  • Monitor your heart rate to train efficiently

  • DeQervain Tendinitis defined and how to keep wrists strong

  • Exercises for increasing swing speed

  • Treat and prevent the golfers version of tennis elbow.

  • Stretching out your lower back

  • Larry Nelson's Fitness Program

  • Strengthening neck muscles

  • Quick and easy stretches for the first tee

  • Stretch and strengthen golf-specific muscles for more swing speed

  • Stopping the left arm from breaking down

  • Strengthening abdominals without hurting your back

  • Keeping quadriceps loose

  • Exercises for abdominals and obliques

  • Trunk stretching

  • Tricep stretching

  • Chest strength and flexibility

  • Hamstring stretching

  • Upper body strength and rotation
  • Pain in lower back and legs / Lower body strength
  • Calf muscle pain / Starting weight training
  • Stiff legs in cold weather / Heel spur treatment
  • Chest and shoulder stretches when playing on the course
  • Lower back stretches / Middle and upper back exercises
  • Number of reps when stretching / Exercises for balance
  • Arm strength and flexibilty Treadmill exercise
  • Golf muscles / How to begin a fitness program
  • Endurance or strength training / Lower back soreness
  • Stretching exercises / Hip turn exercises
  • Weight-training regimen / Cardiovascular exercise
  • Exercise balls / Shoulder turn exercises
  • Bicycle crunches / Stretching exercises
     
    WarningWARNING: You should consult a Medical Doctor before you start ANY fitness program. Please be careful and never exercise to the point of pain. Use any information on this site at your own risk.