Posts Tagged: core stability

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 […]

Using Core Stability to Improve Rotation for Golf

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On Monday I had the opportunity to guest lecture a lab at Bridgewater State University. As someone that went through the undergrad and grad programs there, I thought it would be cool to go through some stuff that the students are not typically exposed to. The lab was centered around fitness testing. I opened up […]

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 […]