Golf Fitness in Dallas Tx – Make The New Year, The New You
Do not become a Statistic
Make The New Year, The New You
Golf fitness and weight loss are not usually discussed together, let’s change that.
Current statistics, from The Department for Disease Control and Prevention, reveal that 64 percent of the adult population falls within some definition of obesity, from simple overweight to morbid obesity. This means less than half of the American adult population is a healthy weight! You already know the serious health threats caused by being overweight.
The real message today is there are more overweight golfers on the course than fit ones. Today, let’s focus on getting you ready to play golf easier and better. If you get fitter, thinner and healthier, as a result, then you’ll just have to live (longer) with it. Let’s examine WHY.
Golf is a sport where, like any athletic activity, excess weight can have serious side effects on your game.
Increases swing difficulty
- Reduces strength and power
- Reduces rotational flexibility
- Affects joints
- Reduces your energy level
Knowing this, what golfer in his right mind wouldn’t want to lose some weight and improve his game? As a matter of fact, golfers are the most fanatical about their sport. Many will pay thousands of dollars to belong to prestigious country club. Many more will spend hundreds of dollars during the golf season on balls that they will eventually lose. But the average golfer won’t spend ten cents or ten minutes on the biggest asset to his game, his body. I could not imagine spending $2500 on a set of clubs and having to swing with a $2 dollar body. So the New Year is here and the non-stop, go-go-go roller coaster of the holidays is over. It’s time to get back on track.
Personally, I’ve seen golfers of all shapes, sizes and ages lose the weight and dramatically transform their bodies and their game. And it did not take years to accomplish.
How do you get started? Any fitness program has three major components: strength/flexibility training, cardiovascular training and a nutrition regimen. For Your new year, you should have these same components.
Basically anything counts, as long as it’s done at a moderate or vigorous intensity for at least 10 to 30 minutes at a time. Pick physical activities you enjoy and that match your physical level and abilities. Not sure where to start? Start a walking program.
- Does not require special training or equipment
- Can be done year-round
- Works the muscles of the legs, pelvis and lower trunk. (Stronger legs=longer drives)
- Any amount of walking, at any pace, expends energy and has the potential for long term weight control as a result.
- You can start today!
Strength and Flexibility Training
Choose a workout that will not be counter productive to your golf swing. A good golf fitness exercise program combines multi-functional strength movement and flexibility exercises with stabilization and core strength exercises. Most of these exercises can be done with simple dumbbells and exercise tubing.
To stay motivated remember these benefits of weight training.
- Stronger muscles improve your golf posture
- Helps reduce the risk of injury from everyday activities
- Prevents loss of muscle tissue that normally accompanies aging
- Regain functional strength
- Increased energy
Most important is to follow a nutritious eating plan. You can walk till you drop, or workout until your arms fall off, but if you are drinking beer and eating pizza it is not going to work. To lose and maintain weight though means adhering to a few suggestions:
- Portion control- Make sure the portion of protein you eat will fit in the left hand. And the amount of carbohydrates you eat will fit in your right hand.
- Spread your food intake over 5 to 6 small meals a day.
- Eliminate all junk food, save the money for green fees
- Aim to eat protein at every meal
- Focus on consuming complex carbohydrates at each meal
- Dinner time: eliminate complex carbohydrates and eat protein along with green vegetables.
|Your 2015 Weekly Action Plan|
|Play Golf||Weight training||30 minute brisk walkLong Game||Weight trainingShort Game||30 minute brisk walkLong Game||Weight trainingShort Game||Play Golf|
|Meal # 1 A handful of protein along with a handful of complex carbohydratesMeal # 2 A ½ handful of protein along with a ½ handful of complex carbohydratesMeal # 3 A handful of protein along with a handful of complex carbohydrates|
Meal # 4 A ½ handful of protein along with a ½ handful of complex carbohydrates
Meal # 5 A handful of protein along with two handfuls of fibrous vegetables.
You do not have to let being overweight affect your life and your fun. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you get. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll lose the weight, feel better, and reduce the unknown health risks. You will see results in life and on the course and play injury – pain free golf.
Do not become a Statistic!
Healthy Body = Better Game!
What to expect when you train with me
With over 20 years in the golf and fitness industry. May be you’ve read Chris Ownbey’s golf fitness article in Avid Golfer, Texas Golfer, Golfer MD., or seen him on ABC Good Morning Texas. Chris Ownbey’s golf fitness has been getting a lot press because of the impressive results his clients see from the very first session… It’s a unique approach on helping assess, and determine the underlying physical limitations which have a direct effect on the mechanics of the golf swing. Then implement a golf fitness program that will benefit the student both on and off the course. In essence, Chris Ownbey’s golf fitness program is all about obtaining the 3 physical fundamentals needed to make a consistent proper golf swing, strength, flexibility and balance.
We offer: • TPI Golf fitness assessments • Golf fitness programs • 30 and 60 Minute Sessions • Relief of shoulder and lower back pain • One on one private sessions
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My favorite client story is
“Chris has been a huge help for me. As a 50-something golfer who rarely touched weights, I knew I needed to start an exercise program., but had no idea how to do so and not be counterproductive to my golf game. Chris is able to break down the physical elements of a golf swing and apply the correct exercises in a way that I didn’t understand previously. I‘ve seen improvement in my physical strength, my energy and I’m able to last longer on the course.” I highly recommend this Golf Fitness program,Tony Howard Vice President and Controller at Real Page