Monthly Archives: December 2016

Improving Balance Training for Golfers

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Balance is important in the golf swing. It is not the only thing to work on when it comes to golf fitness. I actually think it is one of the most overrated qualities to train in the gym. Most balance training that gets performed has little to no benefit or transfer in the golf swing. […]

3 Strategies for Better Agility Drills

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How come athletes can practice and play 3-5 times per week and still lack quickness? This is a common problem for many young kids in sports. Most of the time parents are looking to help their child get quicker. Quickness is important for athletes. It will help athletes be more successful in their sport, however […]

Golf Fitness Tips: Festivus Edition

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Happy (early) Festivus! For those unfamiliar, Festivus is a holiday that was featured on Seinfeld almost 10 years ago. It was created by Frank Costanza who was fed up with the commericalism and consumerism of the holiday season. Check out the episode if you haven’t seen it. Festivus had a couple of traditions that I […]

Speed and Agility Drills to Reduce ACL Injury Risk

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Last week I went over some strength exercises that can help an athlete resist knee injuries. The really ironic thing is that I thought I had blown my knee out this past weekend. On Saturday, I was watching Star Wars and trying to watch as much as I can. For whatever reason, Empire didn’t start […]

Core Stability Exercises Golfers Can do at Home

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Good core stability is really important for golfers that want to play well, shoot lower scores, and reduce their level of back pain. A lot of golfers don’t know it but doing hundreds of situps or crunches might be making their back pain worse. These two exercises are super common but they also put a […]

5 Exercises to Help Reduce ACL Injuries

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ACL injuries might not be 100% preventable but there are a lot of things we can do to reduce the risk. When an ACL is torn there can be contact or not. There isn’t a whole lot that can be done to prevent a contact ACL tear. It is simply bad luck. Non contact ACL […]

Why You Should Avoid “Golf Specific” Fitness Training

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The most “Golf Specific” training you can do is play golf.  The reason I hate the term golf specific is because it doesn’t mean anything important and it is strictly a marketing buzzword. Client: Why should I train with you?  Trainer: My training is golf specific. (I don’t actually know what I am talking about […]

5 Tips for Better Shuffling and Quickness

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Athletes must be able to use multiple movements in their sport. Sports are unpredictable and require a combination of shuffling, sprinting, backpedals, sprints, stops, etc. One speed quality that athletes need to be able to master is the shuffle. The shuffle seems so simple, but there are a lot of things that can go wrong. […]