The title of this says it all! "Control Yourself! And Take Control of Your Golf Game!"
Too many times I see people at gyms throwing weights around.. getting a good sweat going... but what did they really accomplish.
My clients notice on day 1 with me sometimes we move really slow. I learned a long time ago you can't go fast if you can't go slow. Stop and think about that...
That means if you are working on your golf swing and you just keep whacking at the ball how will you ever get better. Slow your swing down. Control the movement of the club at a slow speed and slowly build on that until you can control the club at high speed.
This goes the same in the gym. You want to lift heavier weights, great I want you too as well. But can you take this lighter weight and do the same thing at a slower pace?
Look at this guy. He has way too much weight on the bar to do those bicep curls correctly. He is arching his back, using his legs...
Quick question when did bicep curls become a leg exercise?
This is just an easy example of how people do things wrong in the gym.
By slowing the pace of a movement you can also get a better sense of proprioception.
Proprioception - to take or grasp, is the sense of the relative position of one's own parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement.
All of the best golfers in the world have amazing proprioception. As the swing the club they know where every part of their body should be and the know when it isn't there.
So focus on things that increase your own awareness when in the gym. Do this for a month then work your way back up while continuing to control your movements. This will help you to truly take your game to the next level!
Check in next week for a workout guaranteed to challenge your control!