Training in the golf off-season is a fundamental activity for any golfer. For me, it is critical to prepare for what comes next in my game. I am not a physical trainer, nor do I profess to be an expert in building training programs. I do, however, understand the importance of being physically fit for golf and life in general.
As an aging golfer (this is relative), I find that staying fit is easier than trying to get fit. I find that I recover from physical exertion faster if I stay fit. I sleep better, feel better and my general attitude remains positive if I stay physical fit. So, and I guess you figured this out by now, that training in the off-season has many benefits that transcend golf.
As the holiday season starts to creep upon us, I usually find many excuses not to train or be active. It is a challenge I face every year and this year, I am hoping to break the trend of being a couch potatoe. I do not have a training program, but I plan to do something every day, including Christmas Day. It is my intent be active and to set myself up for success in the New Year.
If you wondering why I am going on and on, there is a subtle message hidden in my diatribe. The first step to being fit is making the decision to do something. It does not have to be a major program with goals and timelines (although that cadillac solution is fine too), but it should involve some sort of activity. Go for a walk, snowshoe, stretch, or hit the gym. Anything, as long as it is something big or small every day!
It is not any more complicated than that! Doing something every day is the first step to my training program in the off-season. I am being realistic and realize that between now and after the New Year it will be difficult to stay active. So, I am choosing to set the goal of doing something, no matter how small it may seem, every day!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!