Fitness and Injury Prevention

Fitness and Injury Prevention

In considering fitness, young golfers want to remember key areas of the body must be protected to prevent overuse injuries. The primary focal points are shoulders, hip joints, knees, and ankles. If hamstring strains and ankle sprains are two of the most common injury sites, then the focus will be on balance between the muscles of the upper leg called the femur (quadriceps and hamstrings) as well as the lower

Complex Carbohydrates

Before a tournament or practice round is not the time to skip a meal! A meal that contains equal parts of protein and complex carbohydrates will balance your blood sugar levels for the upcoming activity. Complex carbohydrates are made up of sugar molecules that run together in long chains, are turned to glucose in the body and are used as energy. Examples of complex carbohydrates include: Cereals and grains: oats,

Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Cardiorespiratory endurance is a measurement of how well your heart, lungs and muscles work together to keep your body active over an extended period of time. Exercisers can improve cardiorespiratory endurance by participating in a program of regular aerobic exercise. With increased demands on time, young golfers want to workout quickly but keep their cardiorespiratory endurance at optimal efficiency. High-intensity interval training (HIIT), also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or

Ryder Cup 2016: A three day golf competition for men

The Ryder Cup is a three-day men’s golf competition that was established in 1927. This competition is between the top 9 players from Europe and the top 9 players from the United States. This event happens every two years. The Ryder Cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the trophy that each team takes home if they win that year. The Ryder Cup remains an exception