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An article in this week's New York Post asks, "What do Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Davis Love III all have in common?" Aside from their highly accurate irons, the answer is the unfortunate decision to have missed an event due to lower back pain.
Yes, I am a sufferer of occasional aches and pains (along with about fifty percent of my fellow amateurs) but I try to exercise and stretch regularly. But what about those recreational golfers who head right from the office to the golf course?
Vijay Vad, PGA Tour physician and author of the book, "Golf Rx: A 15-Minute a Day Core Program for More Yards and Less Pain", says the abdominals are partly to blame. He offers up golf-specific exercises which we discuss in this week's episode of Golf for Beginners.
Spring makes us want to get outside and exercise, instead of being cooped up in a stuffy gym, jogging endlessly on the treadmill while watching CNN. This week, Barry and I took a long walk while using the Adeo Fitness Trainer. This new GPS system gives audible encouragement while you train for that triathlon and can be used either with an iPod (or any mp3 player) or solo. Adeo comes with Motion Lingo software which is easy to use and allows you to upload your workout (once complete) to both your computer as well as the internet. We were both impressed by the amount of information the Adeo stored and recommend it for outdoor fitness fanatics who want to keep track of their workouts.
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