Posts Tagged: exercise

What Training Qualities Do You Need?

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Performance training for athletes can be designed to help the following qualities: speed strength quickness power mobility/flexibility rehab conditioning Well that right there is 7 qualities. Sometimes we only have 4-12 weeks to help an athlete get ready for their sport. That is not a lot of time to work on quite a few things. […]

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 […]

Avoiding Summer Training Mistakes

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Every summer we see the same thing. Our athletes that give themselves a long time to get ready for the fall season always enter camp ready to go. No one has failed a conditioning test, with most athletes being in the best shape. Then there are those that wait too long… I know there will […]

Upper Body Mobility for Golf

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A lot of mobility for golf is centered around improving rotation. Many golfers will hammer away on their hips in the hopes of improving their swing. What is often forgotten about is the role of the upper body. The upper body plays a huge role in the ability to rotate in the golf swing. When […]

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 […]

So You Want to Get Quicker…

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Improving quickness is one of the biggest reasons that athletes will seek out training. Quickness is a great thing because everyone notices it. Opponents, coaches, and scouts will always recognize and respect quickness. I also find quickness to be the biggest area of growth in most athletes. It has the most room for improvement. In […]

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 […]