Posture is a window into your golf swing

I don’t golf, but I do know something about sports that require you to twist and turn (I play hockey, after all). And I’ve been saying for a while that muscle balance matters, no matter what activity is your life’s love. For you golfers, here’s an article that really drives the point home on posture and golf swing performance: Birmingham academic finds the key to the perfect golf swing.

From the article:

“Posture is really important in how it affects a golf swing,” said Dr Bridge.

“If you are sitting at a desk all day using a computer and a mouse, then your muscles and body get used sitting down, so it will have an effect on your golf swing if you go and play nine holes after work.

“It’s the same for younger players who play on computer games as their arms are locked and tight as a result.

“Posture really impacts on how you swing the golf club…”

Specific, careful training is everything. If you spend 10 hours a day, 5 days a week sitting at a desk and spend only 4 hours tottering around the golf course, is it any wonder you feel like you get worse at golf with every passing year? You’ve got to keep your muscles balanced for activities besides sitting at a desk!


About the Author

Matt Hsu is a trainer and orthopedic massage therapist. He fought a long battle with chronic pain all over his body and won. He blends the principles he learned in his journey, empirical observations with clients, and relevant research to help others get their lives back.