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does a trimmer midsection improve play?

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I could stand to lose 20 lbs in the middle and although I dont feel off balance in full swing, my greens play might suffer from strainingg to lean over a putter. Does anyone here feel it imperative to keep the weight down? for consistent play... I have yet to walk an 18 but plan on it once the weather clear, hopefully thats a start along with better diet.

A couple of years ago I dropped 75 lbs and added a great deal of strength and muscle and I can tell you that it had a tremendously positive impact on my golf swing. I felt that it gave me a more athletic swing and it also greatly improved my stamina especially later in the round, both walking and riding that was a big help. I'd say do it, all while continually working on maintaining and increasing your flexibility.

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In general, a healthier body will help one no matter what they're doing, whether it be tiddly winks, chess, or golf.

There are tremendous psychological benefits to leading a healthy lifestyle, and we all know how much a psychological edge can be beneficial in golf.

It also seems like most, though admittedly not all, of the younger, newer, and up&coming; tour stars are on the trimmer, fit side.

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I think it does, yes. I used to be trim, but gained 20 pounds when i quit smoking. I noticed it was definatly harder to turn and coil the way that i was used to, so in a effort to get to my old positions i was lifting in my backswing. Which is a disaster move that leads to a bunch of other disasters..

I hit the gym and lost the weight in about a month or so. I was stronger that i was before i inflated and able to return to my previous positions without much effort.

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