LOSE WEIGHT.... GET HEALTHY.... CLEAR YOUR MIND!
See how much weight you can LOSE Playing GOLF! (calories burnt per hour):
|TYPE OF GOLF ACTIVITY||PERSON WEIGHT|
|WALKING (Carry Clubs)||350||487||695|
|WALKING (Push/Pull Cart)||318||443||632|
|RIDING 18 holes||222||310||442|
|HITTING BALLS (Range)||191||266||380|
|CYCLING (6 MPH)||96||135||192|
|HIKING STEEP UPHILL||273||390||557|
|CYCLING (12 MPH)||270||385||550|
|WRESTLING (per match)||126||180||257|
LOWER YOUR HANDICAP...To be successful at golf, a person needs to develop the same qualities of a healthful, exercise regimen. Keeping fit to improve your golf game wil help you come closer to par, while increasing lean body weight, reducing body fat, lowering blood pressure, and increasing strength and flexibility. AND THE BEST PART...YOU'LL END UP HAPPY!!!
These components also happen to be the most important components of any well-rounded fitness program. Without these basics, players cannot reach their full potential no matter how talented they are in golf:
- Strength and power - Helps generate club head speed, which determines how far the ball is hit.
Do one or more sets of eight to 12 repetitions of a strength or power exercise three times per week.
- Flexibility - Helps develop a full, fluid golf swing.
Do flexibility exercises every day, and always warm up before stretching to increase range of motion and prevent injury.
- Cardiovascular conditioning - Is essential to keep energy up during a long round of golf. Also helps with the stresses of the game.
To improve overall conditioning, consider at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity three times per week.