Posts Tagged: training

Building Longevity in Golf

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When golfers play more, and longer, everyone is happy. Golfers love to golf, the courses do well with more memberships/greens fees, and the retailers do well. Losing golfers does not help the game. I am not sure what other parts of the country are like but in Massachusetts there doesn’t seem to be a lack […]

The Problem with Sports Specific Training

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Not too long ago I had a father come in and ask about some training. He seemed excited and his heart was in the right place. The issue is that his son is 6 years old. We do not start training our kids until 8 years old. He noticed that his son ran kind of […]

Stronger and More Stable Athletes

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Sometimes I will use strength and stability almost interchangeably. On one hand strength is stable. On the other, we can break this down a little bit further. I have seen a lot of young athletes that get up to some pretty good numbers with their lifts. I have also seen some not so strong athletes […]

How Golfers Can Manage Knee Pain

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A lot of people can play golf which means that a lot can also be dealing with a number of ailments, aches, and pains. Knee pain is a big one. Many people deal with it. Heck, I am dealing with it right now. This past weekend I walked 18 holes and bombed around New Orleans […]

Gluten Free Cookies are Still Cookies

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I was having a good conversation with a client this morning. He was asking if I had seen the special on Tom Brady and the TB12 Method. This is obviously a hot topic in New England. Every time someone has brought up Brady (or even Gronk) this year, the conversation inevitably moves towards the book, […]

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 […]

Changing How We Look at Distance

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Would you rather hit an 8 iron into a green or a wedge? If you didn’t say wedge then you must have a really good relationship with your 8 iron. Trust me, I understand. There is something about hitting my 6 iron off the tee that gets me really excited even though it really taps […]

Reducing the Risk of Overuse

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Overuse injuries can be a real problem for athletes. It is hard when you cannot get on the field because of a nagging ailment. An overuse injury happens when the demands placed on a joint are too much for it to handle. Muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments all provide support for the joints. Any of […]

Golf Fitness: Dissociation or Sequencing?

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I learned a lot when I took the TPI level 1 course a few years back. It was really my first venture into the golf world. I spent a lot of time in the fitness realm before that but this was the first exposure to the golf side. For a golf pro, the info may […]

Strength Doesn’t Make You Slow

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At Evolution, speed and agility training is a big part of what we do. It is what helps our athletes improve their performance tremendously. There are plenty of options for athletes in the area to go to train. There is not a single one that blends speed, agility, strength, and conditioning like we do. A […]