Back pain is all too common in golfers. What many are surprised to hear is that – for the most part – it is completely preventable. Additionally, once it’s occurred it’s also almost always treatable without surgery or drugs. And no, this doesn’t mean playing less golf or swinging less than 100 percent. Biomechanically speaking,… Read more »
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It is painful to know that 35% of reported professional golf injuries are back related. We often share that the golf swing is an unnatural movement, without an understanding of pain cause and effect in the back, injury can and does occur. Even professional golfers with teams of trainers and experts still incur back injuries. … Read more »
Many golfers experience lower back pain. But the key to preventing and relieving lower back pain is not what you think.
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… Read more »
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… Read more »