that Get Fit to Golf assesses to help you improve your
golf game included the muscles,
which determine the structure of your body, commonly called the
musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal
system’s primary function is locomotion (movement of the body and
its associated structure) and support. If your body’s locomotor
system) and structure are imbalanced,
it is impossible for any golfer at any level, to play at their peak.
To give you a simple example of how imbalanced
muscles can affect your structure, think of a telegraph pole which
is being pulled to one side by a tight guide wire. If your body has imbalanced
muscles that are weak on one side and strong on the other, it will look
like the imbalanced pole.
adults there are about 168 bones in your body and about 90% of your
body weight is comprised of muscle. The muscles are like rubber bands
attached to the bones. If the bones are out of alignment, then the rubber
bands can be pulled tight on one side, while being loose on the other
(see left diagram)
is how muscle
imbalances begin. When you have a tight muscle (rubber band) or
a loose muscle, you can develop muscle imbalances where one side is
stronger than the other, thus producing more pull on one side of the
bone than the other. This will further enhance a muscle
imbalance, and thus further interrupt your game.