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#1 Chanceman

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:43 PM

I must be getting old. The morning after (a round of golf) I am usually stiff as a board, especially in the lower back region, and am jack of it. Does anyone have a proven way to warm down to both stop this side-effect and also improve the future outcomes.

#2 ScottyG88

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:52 PM

Beer..... Drink enough of it and your head will hurt so much you forget about the rest of your body.

#3 GottaStartSomewhere

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 12:21 AM

Try stretching before and after. If that fails anti-inflam tablets.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 12:48 AM

You could try http://www.peakperfo...egolfswing.com/ Don Trahan claims his limited-turn system will prevent back injuries, etc.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:42 AM

ok as I enter that 40 range i get stiff and sore also..... get fitter...its that simple...bike riding is excellent....its way better than running for plus 40 people also a few laps in the pool doesn't hurt either riding and swimming increase VO2 max (oxygen in your system)...the swimming will add flexibility also and toning of your muscles.... golf itself doesn't actually really do allot for fitness unless you played 18 holes 3 times a week or more...even then its minimal...why because its very stop start and doesn't get your heart rate high enough for long enough to a lot of benefit..... I started rising 3 months ago and have shot better scores because of it...physical fitness assists mental application

#6 Jack_Golfer

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:48 AM

Try Nutrafin or Voltaren, works wonders. Not to be used on a regular basis though.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 06:15 AM

You could try http://www.peakperformanceg...
Don Trahan claims his limited-turn system will prevent back injuries, etc.

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Also have a look at www.purepointgolf.com/intro.htm. This is an intro to "the Simple Golf Swing" which also has a smaller hip rotation and reduced back swing and is therefore much easier on the back. I'm currently trialling this new swing and so far it looks promising. Had 41 points in the pro comp yesterday so I'm very pleased and excited. Agree with Gottastart, stretching before AND after is important. Also, I started swimming most mornings about a year ago and find it has helped heaps with my flexibility. My back feels much better after a game now. Try to use the drugs as a last resort as they can cause complications. Good luck with it all.

#8 Weeti

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:00 AM

The correction of poor biomechanics via PST will give you a swing that works the way your body is meant to work. Bio thought he'd never play golf again after being crushed in a car accident. You are trained to turn around your spine so it doesn't get bent and twisted - which is what causes back damage. Bio has always said to me that his purpose is both to improve ball striking and the health of the athlete.

#9 sb944

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:02 AM

golf itself doesn’t actually really do allot for fitness unless you played 18 holes 3 times a week or more…even then its minimal…why because its very stop start and doesn’t get your heart rate high enough for long enough to a lot of benefit…..

I've dropped a few kilos and toned up a tonne practicing golf, even though I've been eating and drinking as much as ever. I'd think it's important to build up important muscles by practicing properly, otherwise all sorts of injuries are obviously very possible. How do you do that? Well a trained pro "should" be able to help you I guess.

#10 WasabiPea_Shooter

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:08 PM

personally I dont believe in reaching for the anti inflammatorys like their MMs. agree with above comments, more exercise bw rounds and some stretches before and after and if all else fails...Get a dog, great to force you out for a regular walk...that's gotta be good for you

#11 mugcanic

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:49 PM

I thought, as you get older, waking up stiff would be a bonus

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 10:39 PM

I get pretty sore when I attempt to use a power I can't handle. Unfortunately I realize it after the round and wake up stiff....and I don't mean in the way mugcanic is talking about ...God bless him. The next time I play I work on Rhythm and Balance and realize what an idiot I have been looking for power in all the wrong places. As a warm up I use a slow motion swing focusing on pivoting around my spine. It is similar to one of Chris Welch's drill (Bio's man) except I have a club in my hands. I may have to sacrifice some distance on the first few holes but soon enough the flow just comes and pow I'm back to hitting long and straight with effortless power. It doesn't mean that I can maintain it because that little ***hole inside says, "Go ahead kid hit it the big one." And the big ***hole says, "Yeah, why not?" Ibuprophen companies love me.

#13 kym1387

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:01 AM

Theres always the gofer..with a basket on the front..and dont forget the 2 metre flag on the back..

#14 WasabiPea_Shooter

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:35 AM

I thought, as you get older, waking up stiff would be a bonus

very good mug, I'll pay that

#15 Chanceman

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 03:53 AM

I thought, as you get older, waking up stiff would be a bonus

very good mug, I’ll pay that

waking up is good enough

#16 BigYin

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 02:22 AM

Perhaps you need a realignment in your back. I have the odd twinge in my back and a visit to my local chiropractor certainly fixes that and allows me to play pain free. It could be something that has been with you for a while and golf just aggravates it. It will not help if you are pushing your own buggy around on a hilly course. This may also not be relevant to you but is certainly food for thought.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:25 AM

Assuming you do not have a back injury and just a wussy core. This is what I did to strengthen my lower back for lifting weights, primarily squatting. Grab a light light set of dumbbells (think girly light, like the ones sold at Kmart) or an ez-curl bar. Start light. Girly light. I use an empty ez bar to start and add 5kg per side each time... most people would add 2.5's. Dumbbells are fine. 1. Bend from waist as far as you can trying to touch your toes, count to 7, bend further, count to 7, straighten legs, count to 10. Straighten to standing using your hamstring and back muscles. Widen feet a bit and repeat. Widen just past shoulder width and repeat. 2. Get slightly heavier weight and repeat. 3. Get slightly heavier weight and repeat. Takes about 5-10 min. You will notice a difference in your back strength in 1 week. If I wasn't amazed myself at how much back strength I gained in 1 week, I wouldn't bother to write this out for you. If you really want to strengthen your entire core, alternate the stretching with sets of crunches. Start at 15 and work up to 30. It will take 2 min longer.

#18 GreenEuros

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:07 PM

Chanceman, I've had multiple operations on both my ankles with tendons lengthened and I can vouch for being sore the next day. Sometimes it feels like I am going to fall right over when I get out of bed. Im only 31 so I don't consider myself an old man yet. For me it was just when I first start to get moving until the joints warm up. I started to use that Emu oil cream 'Pain Away' and it works wonders. If it was really bad I chase it with a couple of Nurofen. I would agree with all the comments about hitting the gym and swimming - other forms of training. I push myself pretty hard during the week. I train at the gym 4 times a week, then swim and most afternoons play or practice at the range. Just staying mobile helps so much - you don't stiffen up. Go see a good trainer and get started off on the right track for mobility and some stretches.

#19 chuckD

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:43 PM

I have had rib pain for the past 2 weeks. Its on my right side under my armpit and a little towards the front about 2-3 ribs up. It hurts on the follow through. Feels like its the rib cartlidge. I have not been hit there or anything like that. A little uncomfortable when you press there. Any thoughts on that?? Myself in general, I would like to increase my flexability. When I was younger, I used to be able to get the club past horizontal and even though I eventually stopped myself from doing it. I stuggle to get to horizontal and now Im working on this flat left wrist thing and its even worse. I thought that playing a few rounds a week, it would gt better, but its not, so I need to spend 10mins or so a night stretching out the impotant stuff. A link to proven method would be great. D

#20 burkey08

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:03 PM

If it is your lower back you may find that it is you stomach muscles that may actually be weak. I would recommend getting to the pool as swimming will help the core muscles strengthen, and it loosens all the muscles in the body while being low impact. Also if you are sore in the legs/other place you may want to try wearing some compression clothing like skins or body science. I have found them good to wear during sport and also after for recovery. Good Luck.




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