Monday, December 24, 2012

Functional Rather Than Perfect

A week ago Saturday, while flipping through some sports channels on TV, I came across an ESPN channel that was broadcasting the 2012 CrossFit Games. "The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness" (quote from their website).
It is a very high intensity workout which includes a wide variety of movements, exercises, weight lifting and endurance tests which are performed against time.  They vary the exercises every day called WOD (Workout Of the Day) and you never know what the workout is until you get to the gym (the "Box" as they call it) that day. The idea is to strengthen your entire body to be functional in any situation.

Critics say that because the exercises are performed to time and perfect form is not required (although there are rules to follow), there is a high probability of injury to the novice who jumps in head first, so to speak, with high intensity while competing for the best time to complete the WOD.
After watching these incredibly fit people compete in these games, I got to thinking about how this relates to golf, if at all, and how your training and playing of the game can be adjusted to be more Functional and maybe not so Perfect. OMG, I can hear the purists screaming at the screen now!

If you think about golf...isn't the main goal to get the ball in the hole in as few shots as possible? If that is the goal, and if we can glean some strategy from the theory behind the CrossFit model, then we should train our bodies and our golf swing to be more functional rather than perfect.

This is a bit of a tease...because over the next several weeks, we will be demonstrating exercises and golf swing movements that are designed to be more Functional Rather Than Perfect.

I really want to hear from you with comments or questions.  This is going to be fun! 

Tomorrow is Christmas and our GolfGym Family wishes You and Your Family a Very Merry Christmas, a Wonderful Holiday Season and look forward to a Fit, Fun and Fantastic New Year!

More to come soon!
The GolfGym Team


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Anonymous Genernal Fitness said...

I totally agree with you :) Fitness belongs with posture and movement. Highly appreciated your post.

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Blogger Joel D said...

Nice post. I like the way you start and then conclude your thoughts.

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