Whether twisting the body on a drive, squatting down to measure a putt or leaning over to pick up a ball, golfers constantly torquing their bodies. Golf also requires repeating the same essential movements. As a result some muscles become overused and others weaken, causing an imbalance.
For a golfer, muscle imbalances can affect the legs, hips, arms, shoulders, and the lower back. It can also affect your game, particularly for those over the age of 50. Your drives may be shorter and less accurate, your stamina may decrease, and the potential for debilitating strains, pulls and tears becomes much higher.
The benefits of Pilates as a cross training method has long been recognized in the ballet and dance community. Pilates has become readily accessible to everyone, various sports from football to baseball athletes have embraced Pilates and have openly praised its results. Today, in the world of Tennis, Pilates has made an impact in training , conditioning and injury prevention. It has become the “secret weapon” for amateurs and professionals alike.