Golf Physical Screening
Are you looking to improve your fitness for golf, improve your general health, or do you suffer from any of the following?
Lack of distance
Lack of Flexibility and mobility
Poor Shoulder turn
Topping, thinning or heavy golf shots
Adequate mobility, stability, power, endurance, balance and body awareness will allow you generate consistency, power and efficiency in your golf swing. If any of these are limited your golf swing will be compromised and its ability to work efficiently will be inhibited. Your body will compensate by attempting to make up for this weakness by using another area of the body.
E.g. Lower Crossed Syndrome
If you sit in a chair for eight hours a day, in time, your hip flexors will become shortened or tight. Your brain will automatically start to shut down or inhibit your glute muscles which are on the opposite side. Since your glute muscles are not working properly your body will recruit synergistic muscles such as the hamstrings and lower back muscles to help the glutes perform hip extension. You begin to use muscles that were not intended to be used for specific actions such as walking or swinging the golf club.
Lower crossed syndrome is the combination of tight hip flexors and a tight lower back, paired with weak abdominals and weak glutes. This combination leads to an excessive arching or rounding of the lower back, a flabby or protruding abdomen, and a flat backside due to weakness in the glutes. This is a dangerous combination of muscle imbalances due to excessive stress that it places on the lower back.
This can be seen in people who set up with S -Posture and this is one of the 16 most common swing faults due to physical limitations in the body.
Let Shaun carry out a TPI Physical screening to identify any limitations and develop a personalised golf conditioning program to help you improve your body and ultimately improve your game.