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Functional Strength & Power Training for the Senior Golfer

Functional Strength & Power Training for the Senior Golfer

The joy’s of aging:

Typically an aging adult will lose 30% of their muscle mass and maximal strength from ages 40 – 70

HOWEVER……

We know the best anti-aging medicine for muscle loss = STRENGTH TRAINING

1 in 3 adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year, and about half of these will have more frequent falls. Strength and balance have been shown to reduce the risk of falls (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/falls/).

What sort of Strength Training?

Effectiveness of training is maximised through the scientific application of functional strength and power exercises.

What are functional exercises?

Exercises need to be done in an unsupported, three dimensional environment that requires the brain to coordinate muscles into patterns of movement. (e.g. predominantly using bodyweight and free weight exercise rather than machines.)

The specifics: what can training do for your golf?

- Strength Training will Improve Club Head Speed resulting in an increase in ball distance.

- Lower injury risk by building a stronger and more resilient body that can cope better with the demands placed upon it. (= more golf!)

- Improve swing mechanics through better strength, stability, mobility and balance.

- Keep going right until the end of your round with improved muscular and cardio endurance.

What's on offer?

6 week course between:

Wednesday 28 March - Wednesday 2 May 2018

Wednesday 10.30am - 11.25am - Over 55 Men

Wednesday 11.30am - 12.25pm - Open Ladies

Monday 26 March - Monday 14 May 2018 (excluding Bank Holidays)

Monday 10.30 - 11.25am - Over 55 Men & Women

Cost £30

To book, please contact reception on 01223 336580 or enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

Booking reserved for current course members until Friday 16th March 2018. General Bookings open on Saturday 17th March 2018.