Regardless of your level of play and age, hitting the links on a regular basis can play havoc with your body. More recreational golfers complain of lower back discomfort, however almost all muscle groups are put under repeated stress during a normal golf swing. There are problems around the legs and knees due to the torque of the shoulders and neck, and of course the forearms, elbows and wrist when giving the club the death grip.
With repeated use, the muscles begin to tighten and are unable to relax. Trigger points will develop which will feel like knots in the muscles. This will cause a loss of blood flow to the muscle which will create soreness and a hypertonic (tight) muscle that has difficulty relaxing. This snowballs into a loss of flexibility and altered motion in the joints which will alter your swing mechanics and reduce power output and your drives will suffer in distance and accuracy.
In the past few years, golfers at all levels are beginning to appreciate the benefits of soft tissue therapy on their golf game. The benefits are significant from assisting in warm-up, to eliminating muscle pain, soreness and stiffness, to dramatically increasing range of motion and helping with post game recovery.
Golfers at all levels from amateurs to professionals are using the Muscletrac products to warm-up pre-competition, during the match with the Muscletrac Mini, and post-competition to proactively address any soft tissue problems.
How does it benefit your golf game?
The Muscletrac enhances pre-training warm-up by increasing circulation and blood flow, and warming the muscles, thus stimulating oxygen and nutrient delivery. It also encourages waste product removal due to overuse and repetitive motion. The “tracs” on the Muscletrac penetrate and stretch the muscles and fascia to loosen up the tissue increasing ease of motion and overall range of motion. On the recovery end, this helps reduce muscle tightness and spasms, trigger points and adhesions to improve quality of movement. The improved motion and flexibility improves power output to improve your drives and improves performance.
Which Muscletrac should I use?
Use the Sport or the Elite Flex on major muscle groups such as the quadriceps, ITB, hamstrings, calves, lower back, trapezius, gluts and neck before you play. Put your leg up on the golf cart and relax. Ten to fifteen runs on each major muscle group will loosen things up and give you a feeling of lightness and ready to destroy the course. Use the Mini on the forearms, around the elbows for golfers elbow/tennis elbow, the upper arm (biceps, triceps, shoulders, neck, around the knees, ankles). When finished with pre-game, take the Mini and throw it in your bag to use while you are playing. When you begin to tighten up in the forearms, wrists, shoulders, neck or legs, dig into the muscle tissue with the Mini and open things up to bring in fresh oxygen and help the muscles release.
Use the Muscletrac family of products as your own personal sports therapist. Run the “tracs” on the muscles and fascia, find the problems, and get rid of them by rolling over the tight muscles. These problems are commonly seen in trigger points on the body. The Muscletrac was made to be your sports therapist 24/7.