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May 2015

A better way to Plank

I quite like the Plank as an exercise. Most people can do them and it doesn’t require any equipment. However, I don’t really see the point in doing them for 3, 4 or even 5 minutes at a time. I’m not sure you will be accomplishing much. Especially when compared …

How to reduce your risk of injury playing golf

Top 5 ways to reduce your risk of injury playing golf… 1 of 5 – Golf lessons – Poor biomechanics have been reported to be a major cause of injuries in amateur golfers (McHardy et al 2006). Learn how to swing a golf club without putting additional stress on the …

Golf Specific Training

Following on from last months ‘Training Specificity” post (HERE) with the quote from Charlie Weingroff, here’s a few ideas of how to train specifically for golf, other than mimicking movement patterns. Here’s a simple list: 1. Muscle Contraction – think about the golf swing, where the muscles are being stretched (or lengthened) during …

Golf Fitness Research Review 4

Lambeth, J., Hale, B., Knight, A., Boyd, J. and Luczak, T. (2013) Effectiveness of a six-week strength and functional training program on golf performance. International Journal of golf science. 2, 33-42. I thought I would review this paper (Available HERE) because they did not find any improvements in club head …