The QATSPY Sports Page 4 Golfers
By: Charles W. Boatright
Reducing Lower Back Issues In Ordinary Activities
Most back injuries and pain are usually thought to be tied to bending and lifting heavy objects or torque placed on the back. While this can occur, most lower back issues are connected to ordinary activities that are not strenuous. Most lower back issues can be traced back to ordinary and routine activities that we perform each day, out of habit. Most lower back issues are due to an accumulative effect, like going out to pick up the newspaper without bending properly at the hips and knees.
The way to bend properly is to perform a One-Step-Forward Technique before bending at the hips and knee. By using the One-Step-Forward Technique, the person bends at the hips, instead of the waist. The other method is the golfer technique where the person extends one leg backwards, while retrieving an object. They are essentially pivoting at the hip. Both of these bending techniques are shown below:
Every golfer understand the benefits of a healthy back and maintaining disc health to reduce lower back issues. Bending at the waist causes pressure to build up in the disc that can cause the disc to bulge and/or herniate, as noted below. The disc is thinnest in the back than the front of the disc.
Bending from a Seated Position to Reduce Lower Back Issues
Bending from a standing position is only one condition that can cause lower back issues. Another lower back issue where we are at a disadvantage is in the morning while getting ready for the day; the muscles are generally tight and stiff and this can cause additional pressure in the disc. Most of us don’t perform a yoga exercise before we get dressed for the day. Bending over in a seated position to put on socks and tie shoes is just as strenuous on the lower back as weight- lifting.
Chairs that are used just for putting on socks and tying shoes should be checked for the proper height. The proper height should be a height between 3 to 4 fingers width below the break line on the back of your knee, noted below. The chair should be adjusted to this height range. If it is a wooden chair, the legs could be cut off to the desired height. Usually this is between one-half inch to one-inch.
You will find that adjusting the chair seat’s height will reduce lower back issues, along with proper bending techniques, noted above. I adjusted the height of my seat and found a significant improvement in my back health. The last thing you want to experience, especially being a golfer, is lower back issues.
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Health and Fitness Program Golf Exercise for Power
This book is based on a self-coaching forum (ASPEN Pyramid). The ASPEN Self-Coaching Technique provides the beginner and advanced single-digit handicap golfer with a safe, ergonomic classic golf swing mechanics. The ASPEN forum for coaching golf provides basic skills for more power and control in the golf swing sequence without debilitating injuries that are common with some modern-day golf swings. As part of the ESPY Golf Swing Coach forum is a workout program designed especially for golfers with an effective SR925 Diet Program detailed below.
Please take advantage of my SR-925 Diet Program, where I lost 6 inches in my waist in 3- months (FREE of CHARGE) with the CASPER Workout Program, detailed in Section 20 of my book, great golf swing workout:
One component in my CASPER Workout Program that I follow is using a Medicine Ball to perform what I call Stocking the Shelves, illustrated below in the figure:
Please include an exercise routine in your weekly schedule.
Additional Motivation to Develop a Fitness Program
If you need addition motivation, which the subconscious mind works from and consist of 90 percent of the golf swing, include a fitness and exercise program into your daily schedule. This type of exercise provides the critical overload underload training to improve the golfer’s power in your golf game, please look at another golf fitness enthusiast: The Fit Golfer Girl
ESPY Golf Swing Coach- Rhythm Without the Blues
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A Recommendation for your Golf Game:
I would like to recommend an interesting radio program that I regularly listen to from my home state Arkansas on my I-Heart Radio app on KARN 102.9 FM station, out of Little Rock, AR. They air a golf show called Arkansas Fairways and Greens, at 7:00 AM CT each Saturday morning, hosted by Bob Steel, and co-hosted by Jay Fox and Charles Crowson. Bob occasionally as has his guess Alex Myers with Golf Digest and Ron Sirak with Golf Channel. I was interviewed on his show about my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach. This show is worth tuning into for golf news and information.
Jay Fox is an Administrator with Arkansas State Golf Association that discuss amateur golf and rules of the game.
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