If you live in the Midwest, you already know that now is not the most ideal time to play golf. Nonetheless, these off-season months are some of the most important in keeping up your game. Following a few guidelines will ensure that you are in tip-top shape next time you step on the course.

 

Maintain healthy habits

Regular cardiovascular and strength training is imperative in staying energized during a game. Walking on the treadmill or using an elliptical for 30 to 40 minutes just four times per week can greatly improve your game and overall health. In addition to regular cardio exercise, start a weight-lifting routine that will keep increase flexibility and maintain strength. Dr. Maxwell offers specialized exercise programs tailored for golfers to improve physical performance on the course.

 

Stay Sharp

All serious golfers know that the game is equally a mental challenge as it is physical. Staying sharp, alert and focused now will directly translate to how you play in the future. A helpful article on Golf Digest provides tips for staying focused and confident both on and off the course.

 

Practice Indoors

There’s no need to bear the brutal weather just to get in a little practice. Putting or chipping on an open, carpeted area is a good place to start. The friction and surface is similar to a green or fairway and will help you maintain your skill set.

Watch in the Mirror

Practicing your swing in the mirror will give you an opportunity to assess your posture and stance. Write down your strengths and weaknesses, and evaluate what you’d like to start improving before spring rolls around. Choose one or two goals on which you’d like to focus, and create a plan to accomplish those goals next time you’re ready to play.

The perfect swing is not accomplished solely during the months you’re on the course. A healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally, along with exercises that promote positive posture and swing behavior are key in improving your game. Don’t let time slip away. Consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Maxwell for more information on both individual sessions and tailored packages that will help you stay in shape for the upcoming season.

 

About Jeremy Maxwell

I grew up in Pleasanton, CA and graduated from Amador Valley High School in 1992. I then went to York, NE to attend York College on a soccer scholarship and to attain my under graduate studies in pre-Chiropractic. It was in York where I met my wife Shelby, who is from Rhinelander, WI. We married in August of 1995. I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated in June of 1999. I have been in private practice in Fayette, MO., since April of 2001, and now have a second location in Columbia, MO., since 2005. We have 4 wonderful children Aiden, Myy, Emi and Zechman. I absolutely love what I have been called to do, and that is to help families maximize their health potential through Chiropractic. No other profession gets to intimately work with the innate healing potential the Creator placed in each of us like the Chiropractic profession. Every day we get to witness lives changing and health improving by turning on the power of the human body through spinal corrections. When the brain and body can talk without interruption, the Creator’s design can do what is was designed to do and that is to heal on its own. We look forward to the opportunity of sharing our passion for living healthy full lives and taking part in your health goals.