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Category: Training

Physical Training & Preparation For All Levels of Golfer

There’s More To It Than Mobility

The picture in the heading sets the scene for this article. Last month I asked my followers to vote for which physical department they felt most deficient in. As you can see from the results, 59% voted for mobility, 22% voted for general conditioning, 16% voted for strength and power,  and 3% voted that they…
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Research Review #2: 20 Weeks of Periodised Training Improves Carry Distance By 18 Yards

Study Title: Effects Of Long Term Periodisation Training In Korean Elite Golfers Study Location: Korean Institute Of Sports Science, Seoul, Korea. Kim et al 2016. Study Aim: Investigate the effects of a 20 week periodised strength and flexibility training program in elite, male, Korean golfers. To assess the effect on golf driving performance the following…
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Research Review #1: Medicine Ball Throw Training For Club Head Speed & Distance In Amateur Golfers

Key Points: Experimental Group (EG) increased 7 iron club head speed by an average of 13mph EG increased 7 iron distance by an average of 10 yards EG increased amount of pressure on lead foot at impact by 11% For further breakdown and details of the study, and how it can help you, read on!…
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How a TPI Movement Screen Can Help Your Golf Swing

Clubs, balls, shoes, mental training, lessons. Golfers are always searching for the next thing that is going to transform their game. If a product has promise, golfers are like addicts, they must have it. Often times regardless of the price. Something that goes untapped, is the bottom of the pyramid, or the engine of the…
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The Fit For Golf 12 Month Project: Part 1

The off-season is here for many meaning it’s the perfect time of year to evaluate what you need to work on to improve your golf game. From what I can see, more people are realising the critical role physical attributes play in the ability to make high quality golf swings. As a result more golfers…
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A Simple Guide To Shedding Unwanted Fat:

While not necessarily directly related to performance, the vast majority of people I have worked with at some point ask questions about “losing weight, getting leaner, toning up, dropping fat etc”. This makes perfect sense for health, lifestyle, and fitness reasons. From talking with them it’s immediately obvious that most of them are trying to…
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Golf Fitness: A Guide to Needs Analysis and Program Design

Golf is changing. No doubt about it. Watch the coverage on television, look at the world rankings, listen to players interviews, or read what they say in the papers. Nothing gets more talk in golfing circles currently than distance. Top players are hitting the ball further, and courses are getting longer. First Tiger Woods, and…
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5 Exercises To Get You Started

The quality of the program prescribed is obsolete without adherence. Trying to get somebody to stick to a new habit, which is what training is, can be quite difficult. A common reason why people who start training don’t keep it up past the novelty stage is that it takes too long. This can lead to…
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5 Common Mistakes In Golf Strength & Conditioning

This is anyone interested in physical training for improved performance in a sport. During the article I use golf as an example because that is what my audience play. Before diving into what I view as some of the most common mistakes trainers make when trying to help golfers, let’s have a quick recap of…
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The Best Exercise For Golfers?

I like to think I am fairly open minded and wiling to change when it comes to training and coaching. As my experience has grown I have changed my opinion on certain things buy many of the principles I believed in when I started training/coaching have remained quite constant. (The crew in Fitnessworx Gym, Cork were…
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Strength Training for the Elderly – The Fountain of Youth 

  Key Points: Strength training is vitally important for quality of life during the aging process Lack of strength training will decrease your quality of life in old age and will increase the speed of the aging process compared to those who strength train Just because you are over a certain age doesn’t mean you…
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4 Exercises For The Desk Bound Golfer

In today’s world many of us spend huge amounts of time hunched over a desk, and sitting in the car. A large percentage of you reading this probably spend 40-60 hours per week sitting. Couple this with limited physical activity and you are looking at a very sedentary, inactive week. Not ideal for a body that was…
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Foam Roller’s Vs Barbell’s For Golf

They say to grow a loyal following you should make your content as relative and specific to your target audience as possible. In an effort to meet this criteria I ran a Twitter poll last week. The question was simple. If you had to make a choice between a foam roller or a barbell (with…
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Movement & Mobility: Transform Your Golfing Body

“I just feel so stiff” “It takes me ages to loosen out” “I’m stuck driving/at the desk all day” “I can feel my swing getting shorter” “My back gets sore after golf” Can you relate with any of the above statements? I’m confident if you are the typical 9-5 office or sales worker you can.…
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3 Part Series: Power Essentials & How To Train Them

Hi everyone, I put together a 3 part series about how the body works to create power  in the golf swing. There is also an exercise included in each post for you to try out and hopefully help you in your quest to get “Fit For Golf” If you like the content you see in…
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Power Essentials Part 2: X-Factor & Elastic Energy

To get the bad joke out of the way immediately….No I’m not going to write about the TV show. The first installment of this series on power generation can be found here: Power Essentials Part 1: Ground Force & Leg Strength. X-Factor (XF) is a much talked about measure in the golf world and even though […]

Power Essentials Part 1: Ground Force & Leg Strength

This is the first of a three part series I am going to put together on what golfers need to know about training their bodies to give them the potential to create more club head speed. The next two will be x-factor, and x-factor stretch. The aim is to keep it very simple, and provide…
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My 5 Pillars of Golf Strength and Conditioning.

5 Pillars of Golf Strength and Conditioning

I wrote this article after developing a series of training programs to be made available for purchase online (available here). Preparing these programs was an excellent way to solidify my current thoughts on the physical qualities golfers should focus on, and a progression system for the methods that are in my opinion, an efficient way of accomplishing this. Therefore the aim of this article was two-fold, to promote the product I have for sale, but also to provide an insight into how I currently organise the physical preparation of golfers. Hopefully golfers, trainers, swing instructors, physios, and fitness enthusiasts can benefit.

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