woman performing rotational training exercise to help golf game

Golf is a game of skill. But it’s also a game that requires the body to produce a significant amount of twisting (also known as rotational) force. From the ankles and knees through the back, hips and shoulders, twisting force transfers from the ground up and culminates in the club producing fast speeds that enable…

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Justin Leonard hitting golf irons follow through

What’s the foundation of a good golf exercise program? And how can you build on it to maximize all the benefits that come with exercising? These are important questions. We say the ultimate objective of exercise is to improve movement. Movement is the body’s ability to navigate in every direction with control of all of…

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Justin Leonard pre round stretch

Following a personalized golf fitness program is the *real* way to gain distance and play your best golf Your current driver may only be a couple of years old, but it sure can be tempting to buy the latest model promising more distance and accuracy. After all, who wouldn’t want to step on to the first…

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3 golfers standing on fairway

In golf-specific fitness training, it’s pretty common to see exercises such as deadlifts, lunges, cleans and kettlebell swings. These exercises build the big muscles — quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteals — that contribute to powerful hip extension force for a more explosive swing. When performed correctly and advanced progressively, all of these exercises have their place…

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good stretch for golfers

It’s a common question that’s often asked with the expectation of a black-and-white answer: What’s better for golf … yoga or strength training? Like many aspects of the game, the answer isn’t that simple and instead specific to every individual. The reason? Two important concepts: mobility and flexibility. While often thought to be interchangeable, these…

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golfer on follow through with driver

The answer to lower back tightness related to golf might not be what you think: Stretching isn’t the best long-termsolution for a tight lower back. Naturally, this may seem counterintuitive because stretching can feel good and loosen up your back in the moment. But you may not realize that without following the proper short- and long-term protocols,…

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man grabbing lower back because of pain

Here’s a scenario you may find all too familiar: You start a round of golf feeling physically great and excited about the day ahead. Then, a few holes in, it happens. Your lower back starts acting up and it becomes increasingly more difficult to make a swing, place the ball on the tee and pick…

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