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Aging and need Golf Specific Fitness program

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    FJ community,

    I'm turning 52 this year, have always been an athelete, but office life and time constraints are winning!

    Do any of you have a 30 minute a day golf specific fitness regimine that can be implmented by my age group?

    All suggestions welcomed and Thanks in advance!!!

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    i dont have any but here is a thought just go run for 15 min then just do some push ups and sit ups for the 15 mins left. or just do a basic workout. but if you want to know about a real workout do a google search.

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    my best advice would be stretching.  if you can keep things flexible and stretched, you will be well served.  after that i would work on stomach and arms and legs.  nothing real specific, but if you generally hit each spot a couple times a week, you'll be ahead of the game.  sorry i don't have any specific exercises, but i'm at work eating lunch and don't have any at my fingertips.

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    Wheelez3030

    i dont have any but here is a thought just go run for 15 min then just do some push ups and sit ups for the 15 mins left. or just do a basic workout. but if you want to know about a real workout do a google search.

    I think that's a quote from TPI.

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    I would suggest that you visit www.mtpti.com to get golf specific fitness advice as it is the Titleist Performance Institute site.

     

    -ICONs for ALL

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    Two thoughts; check on the TPI website or go to a local fitness club and ask to speak with a trainer. They should be able to give you some suggestions or a workout.
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    Give Yoga a try. Will work wonders on an older body and is great for golf.

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    Also, you're going to have to spend a lot more time in the gym than 30 min a day. That's barely enough time for a warm up!

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    You can go to the TPI website and find a certified TPI profesional in your area who will meet with you and set up a training program. I think the meeting and program cost in the $150-$200 range, but then you would have an exact program to build off of.

    good luck.

     

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    there are a number of good books specifically on golf fitness available, so I'd recommend  you hit the library. 

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    PatCCraig

    Give Yoga a try. Will work wonders on an older body and is great for golf.

     

    I just started yoga this year, and the stretching that comes from it really helps. 

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    Well, being a 60+ I work out 3-4 times per week.  

    10 min on elliptical, followed by crunches on a training ball 12 reps, 3 sets. then a light weight workout light weights 12 reps, 2 sets each,  another batch of crunches and hit the road.

    You have a little cardio, a little core, and a little strength work.  Just trying to keep your muscles supple and ready to work for you.  Let the young guys pump the iron.

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    Yoga -n- Swim...... Itll save the joints!

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    Check out the article in my Power & Pilate's post......