More Powerful Golf Swing

Question:

I'm 44 year old male in great shape. I'm 6'2" tall, weight 187 pounds and am 7% body fat.

I hit golf balls 5 days a week playing or working on my swing for 3 hours a day. I then hit balls with a medicus heavy club about 45 minutes.

I also have an hour stretching exercise before for 45 minutes to a hour 6 days a week.

I have a 40 hr a week job which is not a desk job, but not too hard on the body.

I've tried weights and golf swing exercise with weights but I seem to lose flexibility and yes I stretch during and after. what I would really like to do is tube and ball exercise program,

How many days and how to fit it in my week. I would like more power on my drives.

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Mike Behnken, MS, CSCS ANswers the Fitness Question

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Resistance Band exercises are great for golf because you have the freedom to move in the full range of motion in which you swing the club.

The advantage (or disadvantage) of tubes is the resistance gets tougher the closer towards the end of the range of motion.

This is important to know because if you perform tube exercises such as low tube torso rotation you should position yourself to where the resistance will be the greatest in the part of your swing in which you need to increase the strength/power the most.

Most importantly you should perform core strengthening exercises which will help you recruit your core muscles optimally which will lead to better movement.

A good time to fit in these tube exercises would be before your stretching. You may want to cut down your stretching to 25 minutes  for 3 non consecutive days and spend a good 20 minutes on these strengthening exercises with the resistance tubes before you stretch.

Remember, stretching is most important to perform after your exercises if you do not want to lose (flexibility) range of motion.

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