Posts Tagged: core

Getting the Most Out of the Golf Offseason

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We have turned the clocks back and the weather is getting colder. I did get to play on Friday which was in the 70’s but this morning was a nice 29. Needless to say, the season is winding down. This is when planning the off season becomes important. What many golfers will do is wait […]

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 […]

Stopping Sway for Golfers

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The weather is starting to get better here in Southeastern, MA. At least for now, who knows what will come next week. Earlier today, I was able to play nine and it was about 90 degrees outside. This is the first really hot day we have had. The one thing that I noticed was that […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Core Exercises for Soccer Players

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Core training for soccer players is an underrated aspect of training. Most athletes are worried about touches, conditioning, and showcases when they need to prioritize their training. Good core stability helps soccer players achieve the following: Faster running speed Better running technique Improved quickness Ability to handle contact More power kicking the ball Thats a […]

Improving Rotation for Golf

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Golf is a rotational sport and has many strength and mobility demands. Rotation is really important in both the hips and the upper back. Good rotational ability helps make for a better swing and results with your shots. Rotation is influenced by a couple of different factors. Hips Hip mobility is a big one. During […]

7 Ways to Improve your Quickness

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Last night we got to see the Patriots reach their 7th Super Bowl. I realize that most of you reading this aren’t thrilled with that result. The way it went down was really interesting. Both teams utilized a lot of shorter, quicker plays. I thought the Steeler’s offense played really well, despite the scoreboard. Yesterday’s […]

Do Golfers Need Yoga?

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This is what I came up with when I googled the definition of yoga: a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. I think those are pretty good things for most people. In general, […]

Overhead Exercises are Overrated for Golfers

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Overhead pressing and overhead exercises are some of the most overrated and overused movements in the gym. This is mostly due to the fact that they are classics that everyone is familiar with. And just to clarify, there is nothing wrong with the actual exercises themselves. They are fine. Many people benefit from pressing overhead, […]