Posts Tagged: injury prevention

Tips for Baseball Players to Reduce Injury

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This is a great time of year for baseball players to get ready for their season. Currently, it is the sport that we have the most athletes of right now. We also have a lot going on with baseball rentals, clinics, and events. Needless to say, baseball players are on the top of my mind. […]

5 More Exercises to Drive the Golf Ball Further

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I wrote a post back in 2014 about exercises to hit the ball further. Click here to read it. It is always funny to look back at some of my old posts to see if/where I stand on the things I said back then. A lot can change in a short amount of time and […]

Get That Kid in a Weight Room

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A lot of people have a negative perception of strength training. Many also see the benefits of it. One population of athlete that always sees the benefits are the lean/skinny/underweight. Use whatever term you see fit. I actually had this conversation with a friend on Christmas Eve. One of his family friends has a son […]

Better Upper Body Training for Golfers

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Golfers need a strong upper body to increase club head speed and gain distance. But upper body strength training can get really ugly, really quickly. We have two ends of the spectrum that we can mess with. One is the end where nothing actually gets done. Grown men should not be going dumbbell presses with […]

5 Tips for Avoiding a Hamstring Pull

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Hamstring pulls are one of the more annoying injuries an athlete can suffer. The pain might not be as bad as a collision based injury and the recovery isn’t as bad as an ACL but they are definitely more annoying. The difference with hamstring injuries is that they need time to heal. We have ways […]

3 Key Strength Needs for Soccer

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Soccer is the most popular sport among our athletes at Evolution. I think at one point it was 50% soccer players. It also seems to be one of the more competitive sports in the area. A lot of the teams are state title winners and many clubs compete on a national level. This makes soccer […]

Speed and Agility Drills to Reduce ACL Injury Risk

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Last week I went over some strength exercises that can help an athlete resist knee injuries. The really ironic thing is that I thought I had blown my knee out this past weekend. On Saturday, I was watching Star Wars and trying to watch as much as I can. For whatever reason, Empire didn’t start […]

Why You Should Avoid “Golf Specific” Fitness Training

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The most “Golf Specific” training you can do is play golf.  The reason I hate the term golf specific is because it doesn’t mean anything important and it is strictly a marketing buzzword. Client: Why should I train with you?  Trainer: My training is golf specific. (I don’t actually know what I am talking about […]

10 Rules of Golf Training

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The more and more time I spend looking at what other people are doing for golfers, the less and less impressed I become. I already know why part of this is. The same old boring stuff does not make for good videos on social media. People are only posting the things that they think are […]

3 Top Glute Exercises for Golfers

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Golfers need to have strong glutes. The glutes are the real driving force behind the golf swing. When we initiate the downswing, the hips must extend and the trail leg must externally rotate. Those are the two primary functions of the glutes. To powerfully extend the hips into the golf ball, there has to be […]