Posts Tagged: core

Stopping Sway for Golfers

Posted by & filed under .

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

Posted by & filed under .

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

Posted by & filed under .

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

Posted by & filed under .

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

Posted by & filed under .

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

Posted by & filed under .

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?

Posted by & filed under .

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

Posted by & filed under .

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, […]

Good Core Exercises that Help Athletes Run Faster

Posted by & filed under .

A lot of athletes waste a lot of energy and movement when they sprint. This negatively affects their speed by ruining their efficiency. The goal of sprinting is to run as fast as possible for a certain distance. Being as efficient as possible is going to make for the most speed. We want to reduce […]

Golfers: Doing Stuff versus Training

Posted by & filed under .

Golfers should be training like most other athletes. There really is no difference in the general idea that golfers need to be in shape to handle the demands of the sport. What is different is the needs of golfers. Golfers must be able to produce a ton of force in a short amount of time […]