Golf may look like a easy exercise and does not require the level of fitness that basketball players need. However, the real pros of golf are very fit, both physically and mentally.
For senior golfers, it can be a challenge to achieve a fitness in both area.
Senior golfers do not have the flexibility and agility of their younger counterpart. To make up for it, it is extremely vital that they go on a regular fitness training schedule.
Before each game, senior golfers should spend more time warming up. The ideal will be 20 to 30 minutes of solid stretching to loosen the muscles and joints. For the impatient golfers, they should do at least 10 minutes. This can prevent injuries or major aches during or after the game. Stretching is one of the best prevention for most golf-related injuries, aches and pains.
In some cases, stretching exercises can eased and even eliminated existing back pains in senior golfers.
The mental aspect of senior golfers is also very important. Many professional golfers practice meditation and visualization when they are off the field. In fact, many sport professionals practice visualization as part of their training routine.
The initial phase of staying fit physically and mentally will be challenging. However, once they start to see the positive impacts, such as better concentration and swing, they will be more than motivated to continue their fitness routines.