It never fails, a day on the course and I’m on a heating pad. It just makes no sense to me. I work with a pro to get my swing just right and I STILL find myself popping aspirin and being on my back.
I know it’s not just me. I hear it often from my fellow duffers on the course. Back pain seems to be one of the most common complaints in golf. It got me to wondering, does golf back pain have something to do with the game, or do most players bring back pains acquired elsewhere into the game?
While it is true that there are golfers who started having back pains and related problems long before they set foot on the course, I don’t believe that golf itself causes back pain. It’s more a matter of training FOR your game that has more to do with it (especially to those who do not exercise and condition their bodies for the game).
One reason is that many of the golf back pains are aggravated by playing the game for long periods.
So why do many golfers continue to suffer in silence and yet simple golf-specific exercises can permanently cure a golf back pain for good? Since I’m definitely a been there, done that kind of guy, I figured that I’d share these effective, but simple exercise that has helped many golfers like me (and you) gain more endurance to play golf the whole day without experiencing the usual nagging lower back problems that are extremely common on the course.
This golf back pain exercise also does an excellent job in adding endurance and strength to the muscles and usually makes such a tremendous difference in your strength that you have to try it to believe and experience the impact for yourself.
This exercise is done by lying flat on the floor on your stomach with your hands at your sides.
- Raise your chest and upper body as well as arms and legs as high as you can (do this so that your stomach supports the weight of your entire body).
- Hold the position and count to 10.
- Doing this for two (2) sets a day and you should see an improvement in your lower back pain.
It’s so important to keep yourself golf fit by getting involved in a good golf-specific exercise program. This way you will strengthen your core and reduce the chance of that nagging pain. Talk to the trainer at your gym. He or she will understand the muscles that need to be strengthened so that you DON’T come home hurting.