23 Jun Tai Chi as a Golf Vacation Fitness Program
Some people look at golf vacation as an avenue for relieving
oneself of stress. However, the pressure of winning a friendly competition can,
to some extent, even render one sleepless with the anxiety of aiming for victory.
As boring and non-confrontational golf looks like on television, some die-hard
patrons can take this sport very seriously. In fact, their aggressive
aspiration to win a scheduled friendly match is more likely to put more
pressure than their bosses yelling at them through the intercom to finish their
weekly report. And for this reason, players might go on perpetual
“battle-for-survival” mode with their training. But there’s a reason why Tai
Chi can be the best fitness program for extremely tense golfers.
Confucius says, “fight fire with water”…
He didn’t actually say it, but that is beside the point. The thing is, not
all people work well under pressure. Getting worked up on one’s upcoming golf
game would more likely derail their training because no matter how it serves as
a so-called motivator, there is only a certain level of tension acceptable in
bringing out the best in the athlete. Instead of choosing an exercise that
further agitates one’s state of mind, this meditative Chinese calisthenics is
the best alternative. The number one rule in Tai Chi? Relax (or else, it will
still make you). If you think the “slow stationary dance” movements performed
by senior citizens at the park is easy, think again.
Why are slow movements tiring, Mr. Miyagi?
Tai Chi is guaranteed to have its practitioners sweat buckets. In fact, by
the time their done on their first session, they will not believe the
overlooked wonders of their sweat glads being capable of imitating the
miniature version of a waterfall. Despite its slow and deliberate gyrations,
Tai Chi focuses on continuous muscle tension at every joint movement. How does
this help you develop a better game performance in your scheduled golf trip
contest? Imagine being consciously aware of every muscle group’s contribution
to that one clean swing. It’s like practically being given a handbook titled What’s
Wrong with Your Golf Swing?
In China (H.K.), old people climb up 8th floor stairs
China is one of the generic places on the globe that has the highest number
of senior citizens around the age of 80’s with functional limbs. Controlled
breathing and precise limb movements gave these oldies their stereotype-defying
spryness. In all fairness, practicing Tai Chi is so highly effective that
merely doing it for the purpose of killing (positively speaking) the next game golf vacation
contest almost does this therapeutic exercise a grave injustice.