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Prevent Get YourSelf Injured in Playing Golf

27th
Sep

Prevent Yourself From Getting Injured While Playing Golf

I’m 33 and I’ve decided to take up golf. How can a leisurely game leave me so sore after I play?

First of all, we love to hear that you’re getting involved in a new activity! Good on you for upping your activity level.

That being said, golf – believe it or not – isn’t as leisurely as you’d think.

After all, the length of the course reaches 12-14 km, so you’re doing a lot of walking and moving throughout your day.

Golf is a power sport, and requires some pretty significant power plays.

The average swing takes 1.8 seconds, which is sharp and fast movement for your body as you rotate. Beyond that, the average golfer will swing a driver at 80mph, which again is fairly quick and forceful at impact.

Conditioning and stretching your body before you hit the course may seem useless on the surface, for those that believe golf is “leisurely,” but

it’s important to get your body into shape for any new sport or activity you take on.

Preparation is key, and you shouldn’t experience any sore muscles once you start getting into it, and if you warm up beforehand.

RELATED: How to avoid getting injured while in training

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Getting Injury in Regular Training

20th
Sep

Getting Injury in Regular Training

Why do I get an injury every time I get going with regular training?

Well hopefully it’s not every time you engage in regular training, because then you may need to seek out different varieties of training, if that’s the case.

However, it’s best to figure out what your goals are first,
and plan around how best to get to them safely.

If you’re not a regular trainer all the time, and then you try to immediately pick up an intense routine from the get-go, like say for a marathon you just randomly decided to try out for, you’ll be privy to what we call “load spikes.”

Load spikes occur when you overwhelm your body with lots of intense exercises out of the blue, “spiking” your body to its highest extreme with an overbearing “load” of training that leads to a blow-out.

We’ve seen many examples of this at the Australian Institute of Sport, where they spend time measuring these spikes in their trainees.  

So maintaining a more level and consistent training routine over a longer period of time will give you far less risk of injury in the future.

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