Monthly Archives: October 2017

Training for High Level Performance

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A lot of times when I talk about training it is to improve performance. It does and it is really important for playing well. Some athletes do not think that they need training because they are already good. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Everyone is also entitled to be wrong. I was speaking with […]

Golfer’s Need for Speed

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There is one thing that I have consistently seen among golfers who hit the ball far and those who do not. Golfers that lack distance off of the tee seem to have a longer, slower swing. This makes sense since the slower the swing, the slower the club head speed. Less speed = less distance. […]

8 Ways to do Cardio

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Cardio is one of the most controversial words in fitness. Depending on who you talk to, the range goes from only cardio to none at all. Whatever side that someone is on is the side that they are going to relentlessly defend. The reason for this is that cardio is misunderstood. One of our athletes […]

Smart Strength Training for Golfers

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This past week was probably not on many golf radars. The tournament was in Kuala Lumpur and aired on TV late at night Wed-Sat for us on the east coast. The odd time for coverage of the event and going up against football probably made for a decrease in viewers. Pat Perez won and it […]

Using Bands for Resistance Training

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I am writing this about 15 minutes after my roommate sent me some videos from the morning show on the Sports Hub. I admittedly didn’t catch the beginning of what he sent me so I did kind of miss the whole conversation. What I did catch was that they were talking about using resistance bands […]

Building Longevity in Golf

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When golfers play more, and longer, everyone is happy. Golfers love to golf, the courses do well with more memberships/greens fees, and the retailers do well. Losing golfers does not help the game. I am not sure what other parts of the country are like but in Massachusetts there doesn’t seem to be a lack […]

The Problem with Sports Specific Training

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Not too long ago I had a father come in and ask about some training. He seemed excited and his heart was in the right place. The issue is that his son is 6 years old. We do not start training our kids until 8 years old. He noticed that his son ran kind of […]

Progressing the Plank for Golfers

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Golf season appears to be winding down here in MA. I think the biggest factor is football season. A lot of people try to make plans and do things for the game on Sundays. Never mind some of us psychos are very big on Saturdays too (Go Noles). I also encountered a 38 degree morning […]

Stronger and More Stable Athletes

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Sometimes I will use strength and stability almost interchangeably. On one hand strength is stable. On the other, we can break this down a little bit further. I have seen a lot of young athletes that get up to some pretty good numbers with their lifts. I have also seen some not so strong athletes […]