Don’t let those little snowflakes on The Weather Channel’s five-day forecast get you down: spring’s coming.
Which makes now a great time to start using Pilates for golf training.
Pilates is a particularly effective way to complement your game, fitness expert Kelley Ranaudo notes in a Pilates Digest article, because it emphasizes rotation, balance and stability — the keys to good form out on the links.
Among the many Pilates exercises that can enhance your golf play, she recommends three basic ones to get you started — three that she thinks should be part of any golfer’s regular routine:
• The pelvic tilt, a basic warm-up that also helps build mobility and coordination in the pelvis, hips and spine.
• The basic bridge, which works on the pelvis, lower back and core. It also strengthening the glutes, which are critical for power and stability for your golf swing.
• Side-lying leg circles, which improve hip joint mobility, core stability and balance.
They’re simple, quick and they’ll get those muscles thinking the same things you’ve been thinking lately — how good it’ll feel to get back out in that warm, warm sun, for example. Or smell that fresh grass and hear the pleasant “thwacks” of clubs hitting balls.
Yep, spring’s coming. Don’t let any grass grow under your feet — contact us so we can help you get ready.