Posts Tagged: injury prevention

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 […]

How Golfers Can Warm Up to their Advantage

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Golf fitness is growing everyday. Its getting quite cold here in southeastern MA, so the number of rounds we can play is dwindling. This means it is time to get in the gym and start preparing for next year. There is no better feeling than surprising yourself with that first tee shot you bomb down […]

5 Exercises to Improve Upper Body Strength for Golf

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Building upper body strength for golfers is important. Strong golfers hit the ball far and play better overall. There are 2 considerations when choosing upper body exercises for golf: Effectiveness and safety. Effectiveness is the exercise will do what we want it to accomplish. Safety is assessing the risk vs. reward. A lot of golfers […]

Deadlift Progressions for Golfers

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Golfers should deadlift. One of the best ways to get strong is to incorporate deadlifts into your program. Remember strong golfers can hit the ball further and possess more control over their swing. If you want to add distance to your shots and shoot lower scores, you should find a good deadlift variation for you. […]

7 Reasons Golfers should Strength Train

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I want to start with a couple of different definitions today. Strength training- using resistance training to improve muscular force Powerlifting- a sport based around lifting the most weight weight possible once in the bench, squat, and deadlift Weightlifting (Olympic)- a sport based around lifting the most amount of weight possible once in the snatch […]