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Physical Training for a College Freshman


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#1 seaweed88

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

I have a post on here looking for help with some training equipment for my son who is playing golf for Goshen College in northern Indiana. One of the reply's on this thread suggested he work a physical training program for the off season.
I had my son talk to the trainer at his school and from her reply she has no experience with golfers.
So..... any ideas on where or how to get my son hooked up with a program in northern Indiana?
Thanks
Mark


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:55 AM

Mark, He can do it on his own, following the regimen found in this book; Fix Your Body,Fix Your Swing , a Golf specific workout that concentrates on core strengthening. Strength, flexibility, and balance are the focus of the book, along with advice on proper nutrition during competition.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:45 PM

Thanks for the help! I just ordered the book and it will be here next week.
Thanks again for the help.
Mark

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

<p>My son followed the workout for 4 months, working 3 days a week following the%

Edited by KILLEDBYASHANKEDWEDGE, 06 October 2012 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:46 PM

If you have a TPI person in the area use them. If not find a good dvd that works through the stages and use it.  I use Sean Cochrans dvd with my High School guys and it is a tough workout.

Just wanted to add that Cochran himself recommended the JR dvd for HS to college.

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Edited by justhackin, 21 October 2012 - 08:48 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

I am a Golf Fitness Specialist here in Houston. Most programs are mainly corrective exercise and will start with flexibility and range of motion. Invest it a foam roller and start by learning the main movements on that. You'dd see a huge difference there. After that you can try to find a quality trainer to go through a muscle imbalance assessment. From there you're basically stretching over active muscles and strengthening under active ones. Don't find just an everyday trainer. For golf they are horrible about shortening range of motion. That is everything for golf.

I have one book I'll have to find. It's better than half my text books. And makes it super simple

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:39 AM

To the OP - if you are in Lake County, I know there are TPI guys around.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:27 PM

View PostGolf Ball Wacker Guy, on 21 October 2012 - 09:10 PM, said:

I am a Golf Fitness Specialist here in Houston. Most programs are mainly corrective exercise and will start with flexibility and range of motion. Invest it a foam roller and start by learning the main movements on that. You'dd see a huge difference there. After that you can try to find a quality trainer to go through a muscle imbalance assessment. From there you're basically stretching over active muscles and strengthening under active ones. Don't find just an everyday trainer. For golf they are horrible about shortening range of motion. That is everything for golf.

I have one book I'll have to find. It's better than half my text books. And makes it super simple

What book are you talking about?  I am always looking for ways to enhance my HS team workouts.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:16 PM

It's got lots of good assessments for range of motion and flexibility. Makes it good for the every day person that doesn't have the exercise science and bio-mechanics backgroud. As well as pages for stability, flexibility, strength and power exercises.  

http://www.barnesand...m_mmca2=pla&r=1

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:50 PM

Some basic powerlifting routine such as starting strength is going to help him gain flexibility and add some mass. I don't think getting stronger is going to make him hit the ball much further if at all, but flexibility could make a pretty good difference. Contrary to popular belief, heavy weightlifting increases flexibility when performed properly. The myths about bulking up and losing flexibility are only in play if someone gets to the professional levels.

Edited by pinhigh27, 27 October 2012 - 05:50 PM.

How to be in better shape for golf?
Become a better athlete.
Don't worry about golf specific.
Compound lifts w/ linear progress
Don't forget the mobility work.
More results, more functional

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