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Why is cardiorespiratory training important in golf?

Cardiorespiratory conditioning is very important in golf. The average golfer walks between four to five miles per round and endurance can become a factor in a golfer's performance.
Performance declines as endurance wains. How many times have you been having the round of your life only to snap one out of bounds on the 17th? Lack of cardiovascular endurance can be the culprit. While golf is not considered an endurance sport, our PGA tour players walk an average of 7 miles per day in various conditions. Any deficiency in their endurance can cause breakdown in biomechanics leading to long term injury. 

Walking the course with insufficient cardiorespiratory training decrease the ability to produce consistent swing power and fatigued walking muscles influence poor technique. 

Driving a cart decreases course time however increases swings in less time resulting in fatigued swing muscles which impacts poor technique.

Cardiorespiratory training also reduces stress for greater concentration at tee time.

Whether it’s power, accuracy, endurance, focus, etc., cardiorespiratory training enhances your game.

 

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