The fourth blog in the Wii Sports Warm-Ups series involves Wii Golf, the muscle groups involved in playing golf, and warm-up and strength-training exercises that work those muscles.
When one mentions golf, many people picture an individual on a green golf course with a bag full of golf clubs and hitting a golf ball from a tee or on the green towards a cup marked with a flag. What many people do not connect, however, is the athleticism involved, especially because there is almost no running involved, except by the spectators of a tournament when an errant tee shot comes their way. Golfers, it turns out, must work out in the gym in order to improve their game and reduce the chances of injury. Indeed, a lot of consideration goes into making the first tee shot.
According to Mike Pedersen, the core muscles required for stronger turns and more powerful torque include:
Target muscle groups
Hamstrings – Maintains golf posture and prevents lower back injuries.
Quadriceps – Maintains knee flex throughout the swing.
Latissimus Dorsi (upper back muscles) – Maintains firm upper spine for smoother rotation.
Deltoids (shoulder muscles) – Allows a more consistent “top-of-the-backswing” position and better club control throughout the swing.
Forearms – Maintains stronger impact position with better wrist control.
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