Posts Tagged: core stability

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 […]

KB Pullovers for Better Golf

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I have spoken quite a bit about why I do not understand combining exercises. I am not really sure why this is so prevalent in the golf world but I still do not see the use. My big underlying argument against them is that you cannot put full effort into each movement if they are […]

Why Athletes Don’t Need Situps

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A common suggestion is that people should be doing push ups and sit ups on their own at home. I am all for people taking their fitness seriously and doing things outside of the gym. This recommendation is crap. A lot of athletes do not do push-ups well. Now they are probably going to do […]

Better Upper Body Training for Young Athletes

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Upper body strength is a huge need of young athletes but it is one of the hardest things to accomplish. I was having a conversation with a kid just today. He was away last week so its almost been 2 weeks since he last benched. I wanted to be more conservative with his weights because […]

Should Golfers Chase Swing Speed?

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New equipment has helped the game of golf a lot. One thing that I have seen a lot of in the fitness world is swing speed. We have a swing speed radar and it was easy to get, easy to use, and easy to chart progress. I like using it for before and after. I […]

Is Body Weight Training Enough for Golfers?

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A friend of mine, Nick, from Stronger Golf recently put up this post on his Instagram page. My original thoughts were that I question the necessity of the burpee for anyone really. He is not a fan of it for golfers and I absolutely see where he is coming from. Truth be told, I rarely […]

Hamstring Flexibility is Overrated

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Tight hamstrings are one of the biggest plagues over young athletes. The problem: How much does it really matter? A lot of young athletes have trouble hitting a full hamstring stretch or touching their toes. The fix? Usually its hamstring stretches. Hamstring stretching will not help the following causes of hamstring tightness: Growth spurts Core […]

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 […]

Stop Hanging Back in the Golf Swing

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I played a lot of golf last week. I was lucky enough to get 72 holes in Thursday-Sunday. Had some mixed results out there. At my home course I often struggle with the tee shot on the ninth hole. For some reason, I always decide its a good idea to hang back and slice the […]