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I have joined the local Planet Fitness gym, and would like to use it as the place to do some sort of winter workout to keep me in shape for the golf season in the spring, but I have no idea about the best way to leverage the equipment there to meet this goal. Does anyone here belong to a gym and have a routine that makes the best use of the equipment there? It seems I want to work on abs, but anything in particular? Anything else I should also focus on?

I'd love some helpful hints.
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I've been going to a gym for over 30 years. I'm in my 70's and play golf 3 times a week. Although we are going through a cold period right now and I haven't played in two weeks normally we play a lot of golf (year round).

Here is my routine. Note that it is not geared towards golf.

Tread mill - 30 minutes
Sciatica exercise for pain in left thigh
Lay on floor and push down with butt 10 X 3
Lay on floor and rise up with butt 10 X 3
Lay on floor and pull knees to chest 10 X 3
Lay on floor and cross over 10 X 3
Sit-ups 1 X 30, 1 X 40 and 1 X 50
Machine bench press 15 X 3
Machine rowing 15 X 3
Machine sit-ups with 110# 1 X 30, 1 X 40 and 1 X 50
Stationary bike - 15 minutes
Dumbbell curls - 3 X 15
Triceps pushdowns - 3 X 15
Barbell curls - 3 X 15

I go to the gym twice a week. Please be aware that none of this seems to have helped my game as I am still a crappy golfer but I enjoy myself.

Regards,

ImAGolfer
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I'm a casual golfer, like the game, but probably only play a couple of times a month during the summer and fall. Will be retiring this year, and plan on playing a lot more.

I don't do golf specific exercises, but my main winter sport is cross country skiing, skate skiing to be specific. It is a total body workout, and it builds aerobic endurance and muscle strength. One thing I have to do more of, and this will also be good for golf, is to add flexibility routines that I can do indoors. I think if you find a total body workout type sport that you like doing and will stick with, it will help your golf game. Obviously it won't help your touch on the course, but it will make you stronger. The golf swing is a very athletic motion, so the stronger your core and total body, the better equipped you will be to play.
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2gifts: "I have joined the local Planet Fitness gym, and would like to use it as the place to do some sort of winter workout to keep me in shape for the golf season in the spring, but I have no idea about the best way to leverage the equipment there to meet this goal."

My golf is on hiatus, but from my notes:

http://www.stack.com/a/club-speed-workout

Not sure a Planet Fitness will let you deadlift, but you should be able to do everything else (plus deadlift if you are not too loud - "clank").

See also: http://www.stack.com/a/golfers-beat-low-back-pain-with-this-...

Cable Wood Chops are also good: https://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/standing-cable-wood-c... , bot sides and then also go low to high

and Farmer's Walks are also very good for grip strength; see https://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/farmers-walk and you can start with dumbbells or kettleballs, start with a 5 or 10 pound dumbbell/kettleball in each had and walk 30 yards (2 or 3 times). If that is too easy, increase the weight the next time.

Regards, JAFO
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