August 16, 2012

How Do The Pros Train?

Welcome to this weekly edition of Fitness for Golf newsletter.The weather must be turning because I received lots of new members and inquiries about my golf program this past week.

Interest among golfers worldwide appears to be getting stronger regarding the importance of preparing our bodies before play. On one hand, I see golfers of all levels becoming more and more serious about the game. This is good because it forces us to step up to the plate and be a little more competitive. Competition can sometimes bring out the best in us.

In another light, injuries don’t seem to be improving. Finally, golfers are realizing that it is possible that most injuries will alter their level of play and performance and continue to make their game worse unless they do something about it.

To me, it doesn’t really matter where the revelation comes from. It only matters that golfers understand that in order to play their best golf, they must factor in the current functioning of their bodies.

Along these lines, several prospective members have asked me how and why my program is so different from what’s available in the market today. Great question! This leads us to this weeks tip…how do the top tour players train? Is it possible I can really find it all on your website? See for yourself!

Have a great round of golf this weekend!

Best regards,

Susan Hill
Fitness for Golf


 How Do The Pros Train?

Many of the top touring professionals know that winning on the tour today takes much more than a great game of golf. It means understanding every aspect of their physical and mental being and what factors influence their performance.

Before any golfer, pro or otherwise, picks up a club, they look at the capability of their body versus the requirements of the swing.

What exactly does this mean?

Most of us are aware that golf requires rotation at the hip joints, shoulder joints and spine. So, what if a golfer has a very tight low back or any restrictions in their shoulders? Well, the obvious answer is that any loss of range of motion creates swing flaws in addition to injuries. This is a fact based on human performance and movement and what needs to happen in order to create a fluid and natural golf swing. Not only does golf require good rotation at each joint, but it must be efficient and explosive.

Last fall I had the opportunity to visit such a human performance center where some of the most famous tour players train. I was able to explore the same tests they take as part of their initial assessment period. Remember since we are all built differently and have different strengths and weaknesses, we all test differently.

The results of these tests help guide, direct and prioritize any training program moving forward. How successful is this approach to golf conditioning? I watched it place a green jacket on a well deserving young player just a couple of years ago.

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What exactly do you test for? At Fitness for Golf, we model the same tests taken by the top touring pros. These tests are being offered at some of the top golf performance centers and will surely be the wave of the future. They explore your abilities at all levels including muscle strength, range of motion, core strength, power, aerobic endurance, balance and other critical areas. Most importantly though, it exposes your relative strengths and weaknesses and creates opportunities for immediate and sound improvement in your game.



Fitness for Golf Member Announcements
As part of a customized golf fitness approach, I encourage each of my members to fill out the Personal Golf Questionnaire and Golf Fitness Evaluation. As I mentioned above, these are part of the same testing procedures taken by elite level golfers. From the results, I am able to help you identify what may be happening in your swing and where to prioritize your workouts. There is nothing like this approach on the internet today. Believe me, I looked!

I continue to encourage you to send questions and individual situations my way. I have the best odds of helping you when I know details about your personal golf and exercise history.

Upcoming interviews should be very exciting. Fitness for Golf has lots of great information coming your way. Stay tuned!
Fitness for Golf is unconditionally committed to the performance enhancement of all golfers and all levels of play, male or female, 1 handicap or 30. Each golfer will have the opportunity to learn what is being taught at the most sophisticated and prestigious golf performance centers nationwide-only in the comfort of their own living space. We will serve as your leader in golf fitness education.

“I had no idea you would be this helpful to my individual game when I originally signed up. What a wonderful surprise! There is no question the impact this information will have on my future golf. You are great to work with.”
Steve, handicap 7



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