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I just bought a book - the little red book of yoga. Simple explanation. 

Been following it-three times a week, time permitting, including the 100 swings.

Easier on the old body, than say running.

 

 

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I still try to keep running throughout the winter and use the P90X and Insanity workouts soft a good indoor workout. I mix those with light dumbbell weights and I have a cutoff shaft in my office to work on some swing mechanics. My daughter has a heavy bag in the basement... So I might try a little boxing.

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I have not done yoga in many years, but I'm going to be 45 next month and not really digging the little extra weight I have put on. I plan on doing some sort of yoga training (at home) 4-5 days a week after the holidays. I originally started doing it while I was single for the sole reason of working out with chicks in yoga pants (the person that created those is a genius). It was a hell of a lot harder than I had anticipated. I did vinyasa yoga which is also know as hot yoga. They crank the room up to 90 degrees and you sweat more than you ever have. I was a high level soccer player for the majority of my life, so I was somewhat flexible, so I thought. Anyway, it's not easy to get in these poses and hold them for long lengths of time at first. It's one of the best workouts that I have ever experienced. Your flexibility will be greatly increased as long as you stick to it. Do what you can whether it's once a week or every day. Some stretching is better than no stretching. Happy Holidays. Rick

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Managed to stick with my yoga/swing program over the holidays.

Nagging back discomfort is greatly reduced and a case of golf elbow is healing.

Just been advised we might be going to the dessert in early february. Can't wait to see if the improvement I am seeing at the indoor range translates to grass. 

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Yeah there is no chance for us to go outside for anything over here.  I work out a lot, stretch and I try to stay active as much as I can.  Swinging the club every day helps and so does yoga/stretching.  The main idea is that if you stay static for super long periods of time you are going to slowly lose your mobility, so keeping your flexibility and strength up during the winter is important for when the season comes around.

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It's may and I've been out since March 28 (not counting a few January rounds in palm springs)

Not sure if its directly related to the winter training  and yoga but have played 11 nine holes (some nine only, some 18's) and have not shot over 50 (42-50 range) per nine. Thats an over all 5 shots per nine improvement.

It feels like its the 100 swings. I seem to have better target control, better feel in general. Just can't explain it.

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Hi everyone

Winter is a great time to add some alternative training routines. yoga or pilates are great for core strength  and will increase your flexibility and range of motion especially in your lower back and hips. 

Why not also take care or those injures or sore spots that you develop during the summer season? You'll come back fitter and will not get injured hopefully.

Summer is almost here...

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21 hours ago, Henrik said:

Hi everyone

Winter is a great time to add some alternative training routines. yoga or pilates are great for core strength  and will increase your flexibility and range of motion especially in your lower back and hips. 

Why not also take care or those injures or sore spots that you develop during the summer season? You'll come back fitter and will not get injured hopefully.

Summer is almost here...

Welcome to the forum. I agree with your post.

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