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Q: Warm up for golf ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Warm up for golf
Category: Sports and Recreation
Asked by: locodice11-ga
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Posted: 06 Oct 2006 02:43 PDT
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Question ID: 771229
As a professional golfer, i would like to know why a good warm up is
necessary and what the effects would be?
Subject: Re: Warm up for golf
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 06 Oct 2006 04:59 PDT
Hi! Thanks for the question.

Here are the reasons why warm-ups are important to golf players.

"Warm up prepares the body for activity by promoting more efficient
movement patterns through increased flexibility and blood flow. Proper
warm up helps tune the neuromuscular system, optimizing muscle force
production (aka strength and power), coordination and reinforces
proper movement patterns specific to the golf swing. Sufficient
preparation also reduces the risk of injury."

"Pre Game Warmups" By: John Hinds, PT

"In this study, golfers who claimed to know what sort of warm-up
reduced injury risk were more likely to warm up than those who didn't.
And the researchers conclude: 'Knowledge of the injury prevention
benefits of warming up appears to be a significant motivator of
positive attitudes and behaviours. Different educational strategies
are likely to be needed to combat the range of negative behaviours and

"Warm Up Exercises" by Peak Performance

"Stretching before an activity (after the warm-up) improves dynamic
flexibility and reduces the chance of injury. Stretching after
exercise or golf ensures muscle relaxation and facilitates normal
resting length, circulation to joint and tissue structures, and
removal of unwanted waste products, thus reducing muscle soreness and
stiffness. Body temperature is highest right after cardiovascular
exercise or after strength training. In order to achieve maximum
results in range of motion and other benefits, it is highly
recommended that you do static stretching at this point in your
workout, just after your cardiovascular program and during or after
your strength-training program."

"Stretch Your Way to Better Golf" by Mike Pederson

Our next link provides the benefits of warm-up exercises to golf swings.

"Golf Warm Up Exercises"

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