Strength and Conditioning Advice When Training Golfers

Authored by William Wyland on the SimpliFaster website

Golf Conditioning

If there was ever a failure to communicate between a sub-discipline and a sport, it would be strength and conditioning and golf. When athletes in top-flight sports reveal their supplementary work, we often see explosions in fad diets, gadgets, training methods, and workouts—such is the desire to emulate and imitate other players. No other sport’s athletes receive criticism and hostility for expressing involvement in supplementary gym work like the golfer does, and it’s usually from other golfers or pundits.

Some Impressive Performance Changes in Professional Golf

I’ve worked predominantly with collision athletes in the past; collision athletes “get” strength and conditioning. Its utility is apparent as soon as you lay hands on an opponent. To them, it seems self-evident.

I’ve had conversations with athletes involved in other sports who are bemused when the subject turns to my work in golf; the idea of the hyper-fragile golfers throwing around iron is apparently a novel one. This trend persists even now, and it is spectacularly misinformed. Due to the physical culture surrounding golf being a traditionally sedate one, it’s seen as an activity for retirees and business executives.

This is not to say strength and conditioning isn’t over-emphasized in other sports; physicality, while important, is obviously not the be-all and end-all. But there is little risk in golf of an S&C takeover—such is the nature of technical primacy. This technical primacy, this “otherness” in golf, means that strength and conditioning orthodoxy is overlooked for more novel “golfish” approaches.

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African Soccer Federation Supplies All 54 Teams With Catapult’s PlayerTek

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November 14, 2018

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Blood Flow Restriction: Miracle Return to Play Adjunct or Therapy Fad?

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November 13, 2018

Blood flow restriction: miracle return to play adjunct or therapy fad? | BJSM blog – social media’s leading SEM voice

By Paul Blazey @blazey85 Blood flow restriction training (BFRT) is attracting more and more attention as sports teams look at different ways to minimize return to play times for their athletes. In 2016, Paul Head (T: @PHphysio) introduced us to the benefits of blood flow restriction training for clinical populations (https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2016/10/18/can-blood-flow-restriction-training-improve-outcomes-clinical-populations/), and more recent BJSM […]Read More…

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Hamstring strain injuries are common among sports that involve sprinting, kicking, and high-speed skilled movements or extensive muscle lengthening-type maneuvers with hip flexion and knee extension. These injuries present the challenge of significant recovery time and a lengthy period of increased susceptibility for recurrent injury.