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Dramatic Swing

01 Mar Strength and Conditioning Programs for the Sport of Golf

Execution of a proficient golf swing requires the development of certain physical parameters within the kinetic chain. This allows the golfer athlete to maintain the required postural positions associated with the golf swing, execute the athletic actions of the swing in the correct order with timing, and generate speed into the impact position. A key component of the development of strength and conditioning programs for the golfer athlete is the principle of cross-specificity. Cross-Specificity Training The concept of cross-specificity training is not...

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Sean Cochran - Junior Golf Exercise Book

27 Feb IT Band Foam Roll Performance Exercise

Soft tissue extensibility is a key component of proper kinetic chain functioning. Professional, amateur, and recreational athlete's require certain levels of joint mobility and soft tissue extensibility in order to perform athletic actions efficiently in their chosen sport. One component in the maintenance and development of soft tissue extensibility is self myofascial release techniques. This type of modality utilizes a foam roller, stick, or massage ball during the execution of these exercise types. These types of modalities address two components within...

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Tubing Press

27 Feb Tubing Press Sports Performance Exercise

Athletes in all sports require varying levels of upper body strength for optimal performance. The development of upper body strength for the athlete is based upon utilizing exercising addressing what is termed upper body push and pull strength in both horizontal and vertical patterns. Upper body strength is imperative for athletes for a number of reasons. At the base of these reasons is the ability to execute athletic actions efficiently and generate power. Poor upper body strength in contact sports will...

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Sean Cochran - Junior Golf Exercise Book

25 Feb Single Arm Dumbbell Row Sports Performance Exercise

The development of upper body strength in the athlete is imperative for proficiency in any athlete's chosen sport. The development of strength within the kinetic chain is governed by the development of the athlete's functional strength parameters in integrated movement patterns. These movement patterns as it pertains to the upper body will be developed via 4 movement patterns. These movement patterns are as follows: 1) Upper Body Horizontal Push Strength, 2) Upper Body Vertical Push Strength, 3) Upper Body Horizontal Pull...

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Sean Cochran - Junior Golf Exercise Book

24 Feb Bulgarian Split Squat Functional Strength Exercise

Unilateral lower body strength is imperative for all athletes. Very rarely in competition are athletes stationary on the ground, utilizing both legs equally to move, generate speed, or execute athletic actions. As a result it is imperative the strength and conditioning professional implement exercises and modalities to increase unilateral lower body strength. Improves Your: Lower body unilateral push strength Target Area: Quadriceps, Glutes, Hamstring Complex, Abductors, Adductors Why It's Important: Execution of athletic actions, change of direction, acceleration, and development of ground reaction...

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T-Spine Openers

24 Feb Thoracic Spine Openers Mobility Exercise

Upper body mobility is an imperative component of efficient movement for rotary orientated athletes. Golfers, tennis players, baseball, softball, and the majority of throwing and striking athletes utilize rotary movement patterns in the generation of speed and power. A key component of upper body rotation is mobility within the thoracic spine. The thoracic spine is a segment of the spine located in between the shoulder blades. This section of the spine is very mobile and allows segmental rotation of the upper...

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