Cozy Acres Golf Complex
Turkey dinner is wonderful, Christmas dinner may
be better, but what happens when you pick your golf clubs back up in March
and find out once again that you dont have the flexibility, stamina,
balance, or strength you did last season?
Well golfers, I challenge you this fall and winter to try three things
only three times per week. This doesnt take long at all. Do
it at a commercial break while watching TV.
1: Stand in your athletic golf posture (you know the one with
your feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent) and hold an object
that has a weight value of 2-10 pounds with both hands.
Take that weight, milk jug, basketball, etc. and hold it directly in front
of your chest. Make sure both arms are completely straight out in
front of you. Rotate at the waist, keeping your head straight (do not
move your head), and moving your arms holding the weight from side to
This simulates a golf swing on a different plane, while strengthening
your abs and obliques. Do this for 30 seconds. Repeat if needed.
2: Sit down (this works well, while watching TV) lean forward and set
your forearms on your thighs and knees letting your wrists hang down. Take
the same weight and do wrist curls to strengthen forearms, hands, and
wrists. Do 20 per wrist. Repeat if needed.
3: Lie flat on your back and both arms extended on the floor like you
were to make snow angels in the snow. Put both knees together, feet off
the floor and bring your knees towards your chest. Rotate your hips
from side to side, keeping arms and hands on the floor, and knees together
at all times. This exercise strengthens and stretches your mid section.
Do 20 hip rotations. Repeat if needed.
Trevor Crafton holds a masters degree in Kinesiology
from Indiana University, Bloomington and an A.C.E. certification in personal
training. He is currently doing off-season training with all age groups
with a focus on aspiring young golfers in a four county area at Cozy Acres
Golf Complex. He has begun to do personal training and is planning several
group workshops during the winter months. These training sessions
include all sports, not just golf. Call him at (812) 273-3137.