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Pilates and Golf: A Match Made in Sporting Heaven

 <strong>Pilates and Golf: A Match Made in Sporting Heaven</strong>
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> Just from the name itself, golf evokes a unique sense of calmness, freedom, and relaxation, which is why it is generally played on a peaceful course in front of a hushed environment. On paper, the sport looks easy and frustrating all at the same time, especially considering how even some of the world’s greatest players often suggest the game can be utterly bewildering at times.
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> One of the greatest to have ever played the game, <a href="http://www.golfmagic.com/news/golf-news/ten-of-the-best-golf-quotes/16705">Arnold Palmer</a>, put it best when he said: “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.”
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> When it comes to the game’s technical aspects, golf seems like it is geared towards finesse and precision. However, by understanding the other factors involved, important facets such as a golf swing, you can see how the sport also requires muscle strength, joint flexibility, and other similar key drivers. In more ways than one, these back up the aforementioned quote from Palmer that the game can be eternally complex.

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> Here is where Pilates makes its case as a legitimate cross training platform for serious golfers.
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> <strong>Golf’s Popularity in the United States, Specifically in Chicago</strong>
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> Since part of a golfer’s success hinges on perfecting perfect form, it doesn’t come as a surprise that many players turn to Pilates to improve their overall game. If your studio’s clientele is increasingly made up of golfers, it’s because more and more participants of the sport are now aware of the endless benefits Pilates offers in the long-term.
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> In the United States, for instance, there are about 25.3 million players above the age of six, <a href="http://www.golflink.com/facts_6346_many-people-play-golf-usa.html">according to Golf Link</a>.
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> A significant part of those numbers are based here in Chicago, due to the sheer popularity of the sport across various demographics.<a href="https://www.playyourcourse.com/locations/chicago-il-golf-lessons/">Golf tuition website Play Your Course</a> describes the metro as “the most historic golf city in the entire country.” With <a href="http://www.golf.com/golf-gold/united-states-golf-every-state-union-ranked-its-golfiness">Golf.com even ranking its home state of Illinois</a> as the eighth most golf obsessed states in the country.
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> <strong>The Power of Pilates</strong>
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> Now with regards to the actual features of Pilates, and how it can help golfers with their respective games, it all boils down to understanding proper functional movements.

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> The sport, in general, is a game of asymmetry and multi-directional stresses. Pilates, for its part, offers a lot of spinal rotation exercises that fixes, de-rotates, the back’s imbalance, ultimately realigning the core muscles. In other words, paying attention to specific movements such as standing alignment and/or proper foot placement stabilizes the base system, just like how weight-shifting exercises promote balance.
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> <strong>A Typical Training Program for Golfers</strong>
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> When you are producing a detailed Pilates training regimen for golfers, the most vital part is to first understand a player’s needs.
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> By doing so, you can get a sense of his or her physical capabilities, as well as understand their movement limitations, to design a customized conditioning program. The idea here is to develop a plan that loosens tight muscle groups, decrease multi joint tension, and strengthens weaker spots. Furthermore, by incorporating Pilates, golfers will improve their general fitness and reduce the chances of injury, <a href="http://www.mercuryfitness.com/pages/pilates-for-golf">as stated by Mercury Fitness</a>.
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> At the end of it all, a Pilates golf conditioning program greatly improves a player’s game. It produces fantastic results in the most efficient way possible. Pilates covers all the bases from core strength and stability, to balance and flexibility, which is why it is an excellent cross training technique.
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> For more about Pilates and its ability to improve different parts of your life, please remember to check out other articles on <a href="http://www.pilatesonthego.org/blogs">Pilates on the Go</a>.



   

  

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