How to strengthen your swing after 50
Adding power to your game, especially if you’re more than 50 years old, is the focus of this video from Mike Hansen, owner of Hansen Fitness for Golf in Irvine. You’ll learn beginner, intermediate and advanced exercises that will help you build strength and speed in your golf swing at any age. Check it out
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What a relief!
Simple exercises you can do to help alleviate back pain in your golf game
In this video, Mike Hansen of Hansen Fitness for Golf in Irvine, provides you with three tips to help you alleviate back pain for golf.
“And they’re not ibuprofen, a cocktail or CBD oil,” he says.
The tips are a handful of stretches and exercises you can use to help overcome a lower back issue that may or may not be caused by your golf swing. In addition to targeting your back, the exercises focus on your core, glutes, hips and more so you can get back to playing and feeling your best.
–– Mike Hansen is recognized as one of the original golf fitness coaches. Mike owns and operates Hansen Fitness for Golf, which he founded in 2001. Hansen Fitness for Golf specializes in training golfers of all abilities, from beginners to seasoned professional tour players. For more information, call (949) 251-0533.
Ahead of the game
If you don't have far to go to the course, do this pre-round warmup at home
We all know how important it is to get warmed up before a round of golf, and if you have a short commute to the course, you can do it at home. With the help of Mike Hansen, the owner of Hansen Fitness for Golf in Irvine, here is a great pre-round warmup routine that you can do if you have a 30-minute trip to the course or less. If you have to travel further than that, Mike says you’re better off warming up at the golf course. At home, though, you can use a foam roller and a resistance band to prepare your body for the round ahead. Check it out!
Get the ball rolling
5 top medicine ball exercises for golf
You don’t always need a lot of fancy equipment to get in a good golf workout. Sometimes, all you need is a ball.
With than in mind, here are 5 top medicine ball exercises from Mike Hansen, the owner of Hansen Fitness for Golf in Irvine.
In the video, you’ll learn the different types of medicine balls you can use – they come in a variety of shapes and sizes – as well as what weight you should consider.
10 resistance band exercises
Improve your fitness and your golf game with these drills you can do at home
With a lot of gyms still closed or with limited access available, one piece of at-home equipment has become vitally important for golfers who want to keep working on their fitness:
“A lot of the questions I getting a lot now are, ‘What can I do for my golf game just using bands,’” said Mike Hansen, owner of Hansen Fitness for Golf in Irvine.
6 mobility exercises for golfers over 60
If you’re a golfer in your 60s and your swing isn’t as smooth as it used to be, you’re not alone.
Mike Hansen, the owner of Hansen Fitness for Golf in Irvine, has worked with thousands of sexagenarians and says there are typically three areas of the game that they struggle with: mobility, stability, and balance.
In this video, Hansen will take you through his top six drills for golfers over 60 to help improve those important areas of your game.
3 simple band exercises
Become a better golfer with these moves
You don’t always need a set of weights for a good golf workout. In fact, you can get one with a just a rubber band.
In this video, Mike Hansen of Hansen Fitness for Golf in Irvine, shows you his three best band exercises to improve your golf game.
Follow along this 30-minute routine to improve your flexibility and your game
If you want to crush the ball and hit it far like the tour pros, there’s two things you need to have: flexibility and mobility.
In the following video, Mike Hansen of Hansen Fitness for Golf in Irvine, will take you through a 30-minute routine that is designed to assist in those areas by targeting the joints and muscles that are most important for your body and golf game.
Improve your body and your game with a 30-minute routine you can do at home
In times like these, it’s nice to have a golf workout routine that you can do at home in 30 minutes.
In the video above, Mike Hansen of Hansen Fitness for Golf in Irvine, will take you through a half-hour workout that will help improve your body and your game.
Make a move
5 cardiovascular exercises to improve your heart, health and golf game
Cardiovascular fitness may not be on the top of every golfer’s list – after all, most of us travel around in golf carts.
But getting your body moving and performing exercises that increase your cardio activity can benefit your heart, body, health, mind, and golf game, according to Mike Hansen of Hansen Fitness for Golf in Irvine.
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