November 16, 2017

Golfers are not fragile!

This article originates from a twitter interaction I had with Nick Buchan of @StrongerGolf and Alex Ehlert of @GolfingAthlete1. The conversation started with a tweet by Nick stating “Strength and movement quality are not mutually exclusive, they can and should be trained simultaneously.” I couldn’t agree more with that statement.
November 9, 2017

Are you warming up properly?

A warm up, whether it is prior to a workout or playing a sport, should provide exactly what the name states, it should warm you up. Think of it as a way to prime all of the systems of your body for the activity you are about to perform nothing less, nothing more. In my experience most people either don’t do enough warm up or do too long of one with a bunch of unnecessary movements or exercises. I like to break my warm ups into four phases: General warm up, movement/correctives, Speed work and activity specific movements.
October 30, 2017

Winter time, time to get your body golf ready.

Although here in Louisiana we don't really have a true winter for a lot of people this time of year the clubs go in the closet or at the very least your frequency of playing decreases. I know for me, if the temperature drops in the 50's or below it is hard to convince myself to get out there.
October 19, 2017

Managing Tension

I think an under appreciated but important aspect of any athletes program especially golfers is arousal management. Tension came from many sources both mental and physical.
October 12, 2017

Strength Training and Injury Prevention

I recently came upon a great article from Nick Buchan and Alex Ehlert of Stronger Golf discussing strength training and Injury prevention in golf and sports. While there is a lot of debate out there whether golfers working out is helping them or hurting them the data clearly points toward the helping part. While there are a few high profile players known for working out who have battled injuries lately there is a much longer list of those who workout and lift weights of moderate to heavy loads that aren't injured.
October 3, 2017

The Importance of Pelvic Control in the Golf Swing

I wanted to share a little bit about how the pelvis works with the golf swing and the importance of having the mobility and control needed to make those movements
September 22, 2017

Debunking Golf Fitness Myths

First of all I would like to start with that fact that although I used this term in the title I don't really care for the phrase "Golf Fitness". Golf is an athletic endeavor just like any other sport and should be trained for no different than any other sport.
September 15, 2017

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