Do you throw a shot-put for recreation? Probably not. Athletes who compete in shot put tend to put a lot of intensive work during training to get their body just right. Throwing a shot-put recruits about 90% of your muscle fibers when you try your best to launch the heavy metal ball as far as you can.
Surprisingly, tests conducted on a golf drive also show that about 90% of muscle activation occurs on a hard drive. Yet golf is considered a recreational sport.
It would be unheard of to hear of a shot putter who does not prepare his or her body to throw the shot-put, yet golf is mostly a recreational sport where most golfers don’t do other exercise besides playing golf.
This fact, along with the high demands of the sport, actually lead to quite a high injury-rate among golfers.
Here are some of the things your can do to prepare your body to play golf injury free.
- Protect Your Back
Did you know that renowned back-pain researcher Stewart McGill found that twisting the lower back is one of