Some of the above posters gave some decent advice, vague, but decent nonetheless. I have a pretty good athletic background and I think I might be of some help. I currently have a scratch handicap, workout 3-5 times a week.. and have golfed with all kinds of different bodies. I started out being really skinny, lanky, flexible.. and had a swing that reflected it, long, wavy, but also inconsistent. That was 4-5 years ago when I was about 15. Then I discovered weights, years went by, I got more muscular, swing got a litter tighter, but I also got a lot better. Swing got a little tighter, wristy shots were a thing of the past, and using the "big muscles" became fundamental. However, the advice to do "high rep, low weight" routines to build lean muscle are going to lead to muscle loss and eventually, plateaus that will leave you skinny, but will deflated looking muscle(s). Instead, try out a high intensity routine where you do a higher volume of reps, but with limited breaks between sets. To answer your question, push ups won't hurt your swing because you're too buff, HOWEVER, when it WILL affect your swing is immediately after your workout. In your workout and you feel a "pump" and your muscles are actually enlarged, so if you are to practice making a swing, you'll feel that it is hard(er) to rotate and involve the arms the way you normally do (when your muscles are relaxed). Therefore, the only time push ups are going to affect your swing is when you hit the range right after your gym session. So keep doing your pushups! Don't do them every day, keep it to about 4-5 days a week. Get TO and ideally beyond your max, which will increase your muscle (which will be lean! don't make workouts easy, that's the worst thing you can do!) and as always, keep a clean diet whenever possible. If you have any questions, feel free to ask or PM me!
Push-Ups and the Golf Swing
60 replies to this topic