Strength training for golf is not about body shaping or aesthetics but instead about movements. Unfortunately, bodybuilding magazines and equipment manufacturers have influenced the way that many people exercise. This is very misleading for athletes. What the body requires in golf, and most sports, are not Arnold Schwarzenegger arms and thighs but instead stability, mobility, speed and coordination. Research has shown that the brain, which operates the muscles, does not think in terms of muscles alone but instead of movements. To be functional, exercises should be designed for a specific purpose. Golfers benefit more from exercises that improve their reflexes and equilibrium, which are essential for maintaining your center of gravity as you swing, than a set of defined six-pack abdominals. If you choose to isolate muscle groups, you eventually need to integrate them to work as a team.