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Old 09-17-2007, 06:33 PM
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Default Adding distance by exercising

I'm about 5'7" and 110 lbs and hit 5 iron about 150 yds. I recently hired a personal trainer and am wondering which muscles or exercises in particular would help to add the most distance to my game. I definitely plan to put on 20 lbs eventually, but which muscles in particular are most crucial to adding distance to your golf shot.
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:49 PM
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core strength is important as well as the muscles in your shoulders and arms.
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:11 PM
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This GUIDE
looks like it has some good info.

Make sure you work on your flexibility as well as gaining weight. You're sure to hit it further than you do now just by gaining 20 pounds, but you WILL NOT reach your full potential without working hard on your flexibility, IMO. (Unless of course you're already a rubber-band or something)
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:40 PM
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"Get yourself in golf shape : year-round drills to build a strong, flexible swing" covers this pretty well.
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:12 PM
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This GUIDE
looks like it has some good info.

Make sure you work on your flexibility as well as gaining weight. You're sure to hit it further than you do now just by gaining 20 pounds, but you WILL NOT reach your full potential without working hard on your flexibility, IMO. (Unless of course you're already a rubber-band or something)

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I am trying to imagine someone at 5'7" and 110 lbs NOT being flexible????
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:42 PM
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This GUIDE
looks like it has some good info.

Make sure you work on your flexibility as well as gaining weight. You're sure to hit it further than you do now just by gaining 20 pounds, but you WILL NOT reach your full potential without working hard on your flexibility, IMO. (Unless of course you're already a rubber-band or something)

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I am trying to imagine someone at 5'7" and 110 lbs NOT being flexible????

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What does height and weight have to do with flexibility?

Not being fat doesn't = flexible. It's pretty hard to be as flexible as I'm describing without doing regular stretching routines.
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:56 PM
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I don't think extreme flexibility necessarily helps a swing...in fact, I think it mostly hurts it since the best swings tend to be relatively compact. Mostly, I think that you are fine as long as you're not inflexible...as long as you're 'normal', there are more important things to focus on.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:06 AM
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I don't think extreme flexibility necessarily helps a swing...in fact, I think it mostly hurts it since the best swings tend to be relatively compact. Mostly, I think that you are fine as long as you're not inflexible...as long as you're 'normal', there are more important things to focus on.

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Look at a tour players golf swing in slow motion. Vijay, Tiger, etc. and tell me flexibility isn't important. If anything it prevents injury from making a full swing thousands of times.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:58 AM
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I suggest waking up.
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:16 PM
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I said "extreme" flexibility...as in I don't think you have to 'work hard on your flexibility' so long as you're 'normally' flexible (there are tests for this). You only really need to be as flexible as your swing requires...not the other way around. So I'm saying to make sure that you don't go gumby and fit your swing to that...you should seek more flexibility if your swing requires it.
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