All golfers are looking for an advantage and typically this means more distance. Players have done all kinds of silly exercises and chants during their swing to make this happen. You can use a heavy golf club in your practice sessions and your workout routines to accomplish this goal of more distance. “How is that?” you may ask. Here are 7 reasons that you should use a heavy golf club to increase your distance:
1. A heavy golf club allows you to work out and strengthen the exact muscles that you use in the golf swing during your workout program. All of the top fitness trainers attempt to build strength in their athletes replicating the motion that they will be using in their sport. Most of the time they have to use free weights and can only come close to resembling the actual movement.
2. The same theory holds true on the forward swing as well. A weighted golf practice club will turn you through to a better finish position facing your target.
3. Another benefit of a heavy golf practice club is the extra weight will force you to use more of your core muscles. You will do this not only to swing the club around you but also to keep your balance during the swing. Balance is a very important part of the golf swing that is often overlooked by many golfers and even instructors.
4. It is important that you use a heavy golf club that is weighted proportionately to a real golf club. Just throwing a weight at the end of a golf club is just not the same. As all of the weight is at the far end of the golf club and it feels nothing like what you really swing.
5. Since you cannot really get any more golf specific than using a weighted practice club in your work outs, it is one of the most effective ways to increase your club head speed. Obviously, club head speed has a direct impact on how far that you can hit the ball as well.
6. Although the heavy golf club may only be a couple of extra pounds, the more times that you swing it, you will see a big difference as the extra weight and will help you increase your flexibility The extra weight will make it difficult to stop at the top of your back swing stretching you farther and increasing your flexibility.
7. It is also important to remember to swing the golf practice club both right handed and left handed. If not, you will not be giving equal work to both sides of your body and with one side stronger or weaker than another, an injury may occur.
By using a heavy practice club, you can work all of your golf specific muscles that will help you increase your distance and accuracy. In addition, it will help you gain better flexibility and a larger range of motion during your golf swing. This all equates to more distance.
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