Golf Fitness


Program design for the recreational to professional athlete and every individual between adheres to certain training principles. This concepts holds true for every component of a strength and conditioning program. Each component within a training program should have a specific purpose and goal in terms of training response. Resistance training has the goal of increasing the strength components of the neuromuscular system. This is achieved by placing the kinetic chain under duress. This state of "duress" is achieved by challenging the...

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Athlete Training

13 Jul The 80-20 Rule of Strength and Conditioning Programs

The 80-20 Rule is one I learned from Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Boyle. The thought process behind this rule is 80% of the components within a strength and conditioning program are interchangeable between athletes of differing sports. I would agree with this statement 100% as I have work at the top level of two professional sports and coached athletes from a variety of different sports. I can even take this 80-20 rule one step further and project it onto...

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Sean Cochran - Junior Golf Exercise Book

31 May Single Leg Box Jump Performance Exercise

The development of power is integral in the strength and conditioning program of the athlete. A variety of different training modalities can be utilized in the development of the power capacities within the kinetic chain. Typically we can classify power training modalities into two categories: 1) Olympic Lifting and 2) Plyometrics. Olympic Lifting incorporates the utilization of the traditional Olympic weightlifting exercises the snatch and clean and jerk. Hybrids of these two basic lifts can also be included in this...

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MB Chop Throws Finish

09 May Medicine Ball Chop Throw Performance Exercise

The development of power in the transverse plane is very important for the rotary based athlete. The baseball, softball, golf, tennis, volleyball, and ice hockey athlete generate speed in a rotary pattern. The rotary speed developed by the kinetic chain in conjunction with speed from the biomechanics of the athletic actions of the sport are transferred into club, stick, ball, or racquet. The summation of these forces will dictate the amount of speed the athlete generates during competition. The strength and...

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Adam Carr washington nationals baseball pitcher while in minor leagues taken at the Phitz 5/26/08 He is a prospect playing in the Class A Carolina League

02 May Strength and Conditioning Guidelines for Pitchers

Increasing velocity, the ability to pitch every fifth day, and how to avoid the “DL” are all questions ask by the MLB pitcher. Today’s baseball players in general are stronger, quicker, and more powerful than players even a decade ago. The workloads are high on the pitcher, the number of pitches thrown from the days of little league to the big leagues are greater, and the number of arm injuries appears to have increased dramatically at every level of the...

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Posterior Shoulder Capsule Stretch

20 Apr Posterior Shoulder Capsule Stretch

Developing joint range of motion and soft tissue extensibility is imperative for optimal functioning of the kinetic chain. Limitations in joint mobility are often linked to a lack of extensibility of the soft tissues surrounding a specified joint. The result of soft tissue limitations is a corresponding lack of range of motion in the associated joint. Review of research provided by physical therapist Gray Cook and strength coach Mike Boyle we are aware of the mobility/stability pattern of human movement requires...

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