Golf Performance Training
Golf Performance Training
More people are playing golf now than ever before. The sport is appealing to all ages, skill levels and genders. Some golfers have the ability to play golf year round, while others stick to a seasonal approach. Regardless, if you’re a full time or part time golfer, you need to address the demands of the sport. This will lead to a higher success rate on the course.
The first thing you’ll want to consider is injury prevention. The golf swing involves a large amount of rotation flexion and extension from the trunk and shoulder complexes. Golf is a highly repetitive sport. This lends itself to asymmetrical overuse as typically a golfer only swings in one direction. Common areas of injury for golfers are lower back, knee, elbow, shoulder, and wrist. Addressing asymmetries throughout the body and restoring proper function of joints will decrease injuries.
A great way to limit injuries is to have a performance specialist perform a movement assessment. The Functional Movement Screen is a simple and effective way to rank movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, limitations and asymmetries become exploited. The assessment will give valid information to help create optimal training programs that prevent injuries and keep golfers on the course.
Research has shown that in your twenties strength and power output declines. By improving strength and power it will not only help you increase club head speed, you will also see improvements in your overall health and body composition.
A performance assessment is a chance for the golfer to show their strength and power, as well as identify baseline measurements that can be used to pinpoint any areas that need to be improved upon. The data received during the performance assessment can be used to help each golfer set precise goals during their training.
Performance Specialist Consideration:
Developing a safe and effective program design should take into consideration injury prevention and maximal performance. One way to enhance your performance on the golf course is to find a knowledgeable performance specialist. They can review your medical history and perform a movement and performance assessment.
Once a performance specialist receives a valid movement and performance profile, a training program can be created. The training program will incorporate exercise selection, injury prevention and recovery to create a stronger golfer who will operate efficiently. A well-designed strength-training program is only as good as the assessment process.
Prepare to succeed
Pete Tormey & Michael Donoghue
Athletic Performance Training, Inc., utilizes a comprehensive training philosophy, which follows a movement-based approach to improving athletic development. We specialize in athletic training, youth training, adult fitness, semi private training, and personal training. At APT you will prepare to succeed. To learn more about Athletic Performance Training contact Pete at 781-883-5564 or www.aptrainingsystems.com