The power of core/breathing approach for golfers is about coordinating the internal muscle action within the mind and body relationship for the golf swing. There is a need to exercise each day if your over 55 and using the golf swing and playing golf as an incentive to develop your exercise program so it enhances your enjoyment and ability to play golf. Core/breathing should be the center area of development within your exercises daily. In fact older you get the more focus on a daily bases should be to core/breathing and how to use it within your daily movement for its about engaging the core and breathing to set down or lift the smallest things. Core/breathing exercise is not hour a day but all day long to keep muscles in good tone and atrophy at its low level give your age.
If a person has chosen golf as their sport of choice the development of a exercise program to stay fit to play golf has to be personally developed. Focusing on your sport of golf in two different ways. First you develop your over all exercise program to keep your muscles tone and developed through out your body. Second you refine your exercise muscle development that focuses on an select group of muscles that your sport uses as its main force of physical action. Golf uses the whole body to play the game, so toning muscles is needed and then there are the muscles that you have to work that enhances your swing and lower the chance of injuries.
The more you play golf can have an affect on a persons physical atrophy level if they do not use the shoulders as their main force in movement. There is using the wrong muscles to create your physical movement that increase atrophy. This program sees the core and breathing as the main force to movement and doing golf for when the core goes weak and the breath become short, strength and endurance leaves person. It does take focus to manage your rate of physical atrophy starting around 55 so when you are in your 70 and 80, you can still play a good game of golf and that comes with, a good golf swing. If your over 65 and older and want to change your physical atrophy so you can play golf at a higher level, finding exercise programs that directly works on atrophy and it has to begin with core and breathing and then how to use core and breathing within your your game.
In golf, lower back problems are an impediment to a golf swing then comes muscles range motion in turning and then the shoulders problems. These are the basic physical weak point that impede a good golf swing and game. How to approach each problem and work within the interconnection between them for they are connected within your golf swing. Learning about your physical parts within your golf swing helps you realize your whole body and using the desire to play the game of golf give reason to work at your physical atrophy. The rewards to exercise within the context of the game of golf creates enjoyable moments and its physical to mental. The power of the core/breathing is the center point to give you strength and energy for any physical sport. To affect your lower back problems core/breathing is the beginning to reshape your lower back in your golf swing. Shoulder displacement can be affected by how you inhale in your chest to affect the shape of the shoulder during your swing. The range of motion is in direct ability to relax muscles and the force of exhaling is the first thing you can do to affect relaxation.
These are general ideas and finding and developing techniques within each idea to be affective on atrophy and your golf game at the same time has to be put together differently for each person.
Every sport has its physical affect on the body, its just life, but how to deal with it so it does not affect your game and does not hurt your body in the long run takes understanding of your physical body, mind and spirit. Exercising and keeping the muscles tone for the sport of choices and focus on the muscles that get used most within your sport and keeping them strong lesson atrophy. It is also how you engage and use those muscles to do the golf swing and game that affects how long will they be affective before they get over used and break down and do not heal. Healing muscles is another area of research and should be look at and work on as you get older. Finding techniques that affect muscles, spine and your golf swing form is a challenge of realization of your physical and mental being. Your emotional attitude, which is mental to physical and have direct affect on muscle tension, while you are playing affects your muscle tension and your golf form during your swing. Using the game of golf and your swing to realize more about your self from a physical point of view to your attitudes of life while in the game and creating choices to adjust your game for enjoyment. The more you enjoy what your doing, your muscles are relaxed during your physical activity. Negative attitudes (fear) will tighten muscles in your golf game thereby makes them weak and subject to injury.
The idea of golf as mental game is very common for people that play and they think that way because of how hard it is to hit that little ball and their emotions that come up in their swing and game. To change emotions is harder then changing your swing but they go together. Reality is the golf swing is all physical for golf is a physical game with emotional affect so being clear how they play together creates choices within your game. Adjustments and refinement each time you go out on the course is part of the fun of playing. Its about challenge and testing and realization how things work that make it not boring. Reverse the idea of the golf swing as physical to mental, emotional state but people start their game thinking or holding on to abstraction thoughts that have emotions within ideas in their head, that form a muscle reaction and when they release them, that is when the body does what you trained it to do. Being in the Zone in your game is having the mind feeling the muscles doing what your trained to do but do not have the mind thinking about what your doing.
The power of core/breathing is an approach for the mind to coordinate with core/breathing to activate a persons physical golf form that will give outlet to express their strength within the golf swing. Realize your core/breathing is the center force that the rest of the body uses to create force of action. If the core is weak the hands and feet will be weak and if breath is low endurance will be low. The better the core is connected to breathing action or coordinated within movement of the golf swing the more force can be directed by the mind into hand and feet.
The great Ben Hogan in his book on the golf swing has illustration that gives a good visual expression of the core and how it affects the muscles to coordinate the swing. How to energize those muscles is the approach in this program, the power of core/breathing. By developing core/breathing with your exercises to keep you fit to play golf, is one part and the other part is using the core/breathing while you are hitting the ball on the range and then there is using core/breathing as you are walking the course to relax. The more you use the core/breathing during your game keeps the level of coordination at high level and atrophy at lower level.
If your 55 and or much older the word atrophy should come into your consciousness for it’s about understanding the goals that affect atrophy within your exercises that lesson the affects of aging. You can not stop aging but you can influence it in your physical life by keeping your core and your breathing ability at the highest level for your age. Using playing golf as a purpose to develop one self and explore ones spirit within the game of golf in contexts for using core/breathing techniques to enhance abilities in the game and out side of the game. Core/breathing ideas are not just about being on the course it is about life it self for when the core becomes weak and your breath is small your not moving the body.
The power of core/breathing has to be viewed in two different ways one for males and the other is for females to be the most affective because of physical and temperament differences. There is male sense of movement and exercise and females will use a different set of muscles within the techniques for each gender group should look at the ideas from their point view. Knowing there is difference lets a person incorporate these ideas in different ways that aids them to be more physical over all and in their golf game. Like in life man will do it one way and women will do it another way and that is just how it is but making the most out of are abilities is the goals. The basic ideas just work but the refinement of these ideas has to be base on gender to create effective physical experience within exercise and the golf swing.
Hitting 100 balls on the range should be the warm up for the course. You can view hitting a 100 balls as an exercise of the core/breathing energizing your swing through mentally directing a persons golf form. Making hitting 100 balls as an exercise where person spends 3 hours on the range hitting 1oo balls and taking the time to work their golf form within their core/breathing development to generate force within their swing. Toning the core muscles through creating the golf swing affects persons physical atrophy and keeping range of motion. Energy is real and it is generated in the core area and physical muscle strength is directly connected to core but energy and strength has to be also seen in context of the whole torso being engage in the act creating person breathing ability during the golf swing and exercises. Having clear understanding of the core area and how to use the different muscle groups during breathing and during the golf swing is a function to the mind or mindfulness. The more the mind understands and can feel the different groups of muscles gives the ability to activate them during your exercises and hitting the 100 balls.
This part could be called the daily 100 ball swing exercise, where each swing has core/breathing interaction between the different group of muscles form your golf swing to the hands and feet. If done affectively fatigue will not be the end affect but a feeling of muscles being energized and good sense of muscles throughout the body. Using the act of physically creating the swing, now there is so many types of swing keep in mind so swings can very and that is part of using the act of creating the swing as an exercise to engage the core/breathing on each swing.
The approach to core/breathing for the golf swing begins with the center of the body and focus on the belly button. The belly button is in the center of your core so how that area is used for the different types of bodies plays into understanding of your abilities. There all different body shapes and the goal is the same in the golf swing but approach has to be different to adjust to one abilities and age. The approach begins with dividing the swing into two parts at the belly button where there is movement from the belly button down and from the belly button up. The up part is related to shoulders and the down part is about hips.
Example of how the body move between hips and shoulders. Stand straight with feet apart (like at address) and then bring your mind focus to the core area and then the belly button. Keeping focus on belly button and do not let it move turn shoulders and head but do not let belly button move from center. Do this very slowly to feel the muscles on your side and the tension build up and then stop at any point just to realize the feeling between the hips and shoulders by not letting belly button move. Range of movement will very given body shape. By feeling and realizing your range of motion within this turn help develop your swing and the force you can generate. Exercise for your golf swing is to go into address and bring club back but do not let your belly button turn and feel the muscle affect. The more you pull back on club and keeping your belly button center build up tension and once you reach your top hold it and relax shoulders, feel the core and muscle relationship to the hands, holding the club and the feel of the club. You have to feel the club within your hands is the end goal so you can direct it through your swing and feel it as you hit the ball and that is fun. Feeling the club is in direct ratio to strength in core and the minds connection through energy.
Now bring your self back to address and to realize how the body turns at the waist were the belly button turns the hips turn but shoulder do not. How the body moves from the belly button down wards affects the hip movement and feet connection and turning ability. This is about getting a sense of movement ability and understanding how the belly button relationship between hips and feet and when it moves in your swing and shoulders force when belly button does not move. Think about this example in context of the whole torso for the golf swing, never stop viewing the approach from idea of the whole torso and body movement but it is divided at the belly button.
The belly button affect within using the core/breathing influence and enhances your swings if it is short or long. Try this with your belly button, on short swing keep your belly button in place at address and just move club. The force down your leg to keep the belly button in place makes a very good foundation for your swing. You have to choose to bring the hips around with the small swing or not. The more you feel the pressure of the inside heel to keep hip from turning or belly button the more tension in muscles in your side can be build up and the swing can be relaxed. When your mind feels the belly button staying in place the spine can become straight and shoulders relaxed.
You can see and feel differences when the belly button moves the hips and the feeling when you keep the belly button in one place and feel shoulders range of motion. Look at the golf swing in three stages and how to develop each stage and then engage each one in your golf swing. How you move your belly button determines, if you have a single or two plane swing and it influences the force of the swing in the build up of tension in groups of muscles from your core and left hip to your to your left shoulder point.
Within movement what is the core tension doing and breathing in the context of the torso as you are at address and during your swing and after your swing. It is about how you move the belly button set up the hip movement for your golf swing. Having core muscle tension give the mind a sense of connection for movement. The mind does not move muscles unless it feels the muscles.
What was not talk about is how to breath before, during and after your swing for breathing is part of working with your golf swing.
NOTE; This is energy point view that affects physical and mental for it is an approach and it is not simple because its about experiencing your swing and game and how to develop and direct your energy flow into it. Here is a suggestion; do not do what your read BUT play with what is said. It is about being creative from the internal to the external and then back. Its a interaction thereby playing has to be and that forms enjoyment the greatest enhancement to your game. There are many advantages to being older and be wise can be one of them and developing wisdom within your golf game.