Posts By: Bobby

Golf Lessons, Fitness, or New Equipment

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I was on Twitter this morning and saw a link from Jon Sherman of Practical Golf. His article was about investing in lessons vs. new equipment. Check it out. I found this article particularly interesting because I always go through the equipment discussions with the kids at the gym and friends. His point was that […]

The Role of Mobility in Preventing Injury

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Mobility is a really important part of the training process. It is something that a lot of athletes need. But just like any good thing, there is also a downside to mobility training. Sometimes, it gets prioritized so much that people forget to actually train. Athletes still need to be strong, quick, fast, and in […]

Using Core Stability to Improve Rotation for Golf

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On Monday I had the opportunity to guest lecture a lab at Bridgewater State University. As someone that went through the undergrad and grad programs there, I thought it would be cool to go through some stuff that the students are not typically exposed to. The lab was centered around fitness testing. I opened up […]

Why do we Assess Athletes?

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Today, I will be giving a guest lecture at Bridgewater State for students in a fitness testing/evaluation lab. I remember taking the class in college but I don’t remember a lot of what I learned. There was a lot of EKG, bike erg, and other tests that I have not seen since I graduated. Since […]

4 Key Differences between Junior and Adult Golfers

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Many golf and fitness pros have a lot of experience with training adults. At Evolution, we are lucky to work with both adults and young athletes. It gives us a good advantage when working with different populations. The main underlying theme of training young athletes is that they are not mini adults. The way that […]

5 Tips for Avoiding a Hamstring Pull

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Hamstring pulls are one of the more annoying injuries an athlete can suffer. The pain might not be as bad as a collision based injury and the recovery isn’t as bad as an ACL but they are definitely more annoying. The difference with hamstring injuries is that they need time to heal. We have ways […]

5 Single Leg Strength Exercises for Golf

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One thing that I have worked on a lot with my golf swing this year is staying balanced in my swing. Golfers need to be able to stay balanced to hit the ball well. Falling out of a swing requires great hand eye coordination to hit the ball remotely OK. There is a huge misunderstanding […]

Back Pain vs. Back Soreness

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Anytime deadlifts get introduced into a new athlete’s program or when someone starts to get good at them, there is a comment that inevitably comes up. “Deadlifts hurt my back so bad” The second this phrase is uttered deadlifts start to take on a negative connotation. Back pain is bad, deadlifts cause back pain, so […]

Should you Drink Coffee before Golf?

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Personally, I do not like drinking coffee right before playing golf. And I love coffee. Every time that I have it on the way to the course, I do not like the way that it makes me swing. I feel like I rush, swing too hard, and move too quickly with the club. The battle […]

When You Should Train Biceps and Triceps

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My stance on biceps and triceps has changed a little bit recently. A couple months ago I viewed hitting arms as accessory and not important. With most of the people I work with we are trying to help them perform better in their sport. In the time that I have to work with these athletes, […]