HOW PILATES HAS HELPED MY CLIENT’S GOLF GAME!
Even though it’s not quite golf weather, now is the time to start thinking about how you can increase the distance in your swing, prevent injury, increase stability & flexibility and improve your overall game!
Golfers actually put a lot of strain on their bodies, torquing it and repeating the same essential movement’s. As a result, some muscles become overused and others weaken, causing pain and imbalance.
Over the past few years I have trained a bunch of clients who love their golf! I wanted to share some feedback and a couple reasons how Pilates, particularly the reformer has helped them and how it can help you.
1. Shots in golf are taken from the center of the body, the core. These are the muscles that Pilates specifically focuses on. Core muscles include the trunk, shoulder girdle, and pelvis or hips. Core strength improves hip & trunk rotation, range of motion in the shoulders and back, stability, and flexibility. All in which are needed for a more powerful and accurate swing.
2. Position of the spine is also so important. It stimulates the reduction of lower back tension. Good posture eases other portions of the body such as the shoulders and wrists.
I have had such great feedback, not only from golfers, but other clients that have seen a huge improvement in their posture, more relaxed shoulder & neck muscles, and ease with trunk rotation. Working those deep abdominal muscles and being stretched are 2 major benefits of Pilates.
Many professionals like Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam have turned to Pilates training sessions to improve their performance.