Monthly Archives: March 2017

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, […]

4 Tips to Improve Rotation for Golf

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I was on Twitter the other night and someone that I follow (@fit_for_golf) put a poll out. He was looking for topics that people were interested in, in regards to golf fitness. The response was heavy on mobility and/or stretching. I immediately thought two things. One is that I was surprised because there is a […]

How Much Sport Specific Training Do You Need?

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Every so often, I will get an inquiry about training and someone will ask me if we do sport specific training. The answer is yes, but it might not be what most people are looking for. That becomes my follow up question. Most of the time the person doesn’t actually know what they meant when […]

3 Core Exercises to Improve Shoulder Flexibility for Golf

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Shoulder range of motion is one of the more underrated things to screen for in fitness, especially for golfers. This one test can give us valuable information about what exercises should or should not be done in the weight room. If a golfer cannot reach overhead without compensation, then they should not press weights overhead […]

Different Methods to Improve Explosiveness

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Athletes want to be explosive. Coaches and athletes use that word quite a bit but what is it really? Explosive is really powerful. Power is the ability to develop force in a short amount of time. You can develop a lot of force, do it very quickly, or both (most desirable). That is how power […]

Releasing the Hips to Improve Rotation for Golf

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We have a fairly short post today but it is heavy on videos. I have wanted to make a video on releasing the hips for some time because it is really hard to explain through text.  I think releasing the hips is something that a lot of golfers need to do but not enough do […]