There is a lot of golf equipment to help you in your exercise program. You’ve got weights, rubber tubing, and so on.
But what exactly is “proper” golf equipment, designed specifically for exercise? This is the question that almost every new golfer has. We all know that exercise is good for you. It keeps you in shape to face life’s daily challenges. And with today’s fast-paced lifestyle, we all could do with some stamina and endurance.
Golf is no exception. That golf game may look slow. In reality however, it can take its toll on someone who isn’t prepared to face up to the challenge. Mental preparation helps you think faster. This is likewise important since you have to do a lot of calculation and strategising at each hole. It’s basically trying to figure out how to make as few stops as possible on the way to the hole — some 300 or so yards away.
Physical preparation on the other hand, helps one avoid injury during those “back breaking swings”. This can actually become a reality if you’re not prepared. Getting enough exercise can likewise give you better game results. And this is something every golfer wants.
Here is a word of advice when choosing proper golf equipment — choose what suits you best. And exercise golf equipment likewise follows this “rule”. Why? Quite simple really: it should be able to bring out the best in your game. Here are some examples:
Take the hand weights or “dumbells” for instance. They may look simple. They are lightweight – 5 to 8 pounds of metal. But looks can be deceiving. These seemingly simple pieces of golf equipment can actually do a lot for your golf game. They can actually aid you with up to 12 golf specific exercise routines. And these are for various core regions. Fantastic!
Rubber tubing can likewise aid you with so many types of golf related physical exercises. From the simple to the complex. What’s more, just like those dumbbells, they are inexpensive, lightweight, and portable. You can practically take your “exercise program” with you — literally.
Then there are the balls. These are the weighted medicine balls and stability balls. For those who aren’t sure of their differences, the medicine balls are pretty much your tennis ball sized round objects. They are a bit heavier though. These are fantastic for developing those forearm muscles. The stability ball on the other hand, is that beach ball-like round thing used to develop stability, balance and overall fitness. And just like other exercise golf equipment, they can be taken anywhere and used anytime.
So know what type of exercise golf equipment your body needs. Doing so will definitely help you get that near-perfect game.