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    How to Test and Exercise for Single Leg Strength

    Information about how to test and exercise for single leg strength is what you have been waiting for!!! And just in case you forgot… is balance important? Single leg strength is paramount for stability in the golf swing and in life. Last blog post I wrote about why you need single leg strength. This post is all about the how. The Test First, you need to perform a test to see where you are and to create your baseline to gauge your improvement. Easily done anywhere, although preferably on solid ground. You may want to enlist a trusted person to count the time for you and to catch you if…

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    Five Areas of Growth that golf Provides

    5 Areas of Growth Playing golf helps us improve in these 5 areas of our health and wellness- Physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and social. Who knew? A landmark Scandinavian study (B. Farahmand, G. Broman, U. de Faire, D. Vågerö, A. Ahlbom May 28, 2008) of over 300,000 golfers estimated they lived a remarkable 5 years longer than those who do not play golf, regardless of age, gender, or socioeconomic status. A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (A D Murray, L.Daines, D Archibald, R A Hawkes, C Schiphorst, P Kelly, L Grant, N Mutrie. October 2, 2016) concludes that “Practitioners and policymakers can be encouraged to support more…

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    Body Swing Connection – Why a Fitness Program?

    Body Swing Connection – Why a Fitness Program? Neck Rotation When you make a turn into the backswing, your chin has to be essentially touching your collarbone. Often, a lack of Neck Rotation will be exhibited by lower back pain caused by arching the back to get into that position over the golf ball. In an attempt to stay connected to your collar bone while rotating, you will move side to side or stand up, falsely creating the illusion of rotation. Neither compensations are good for consistent ball striking. Torso Rotation Backswing turn, loading the back leg, how much separation and how you can get through the ball on the follow…

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    How do I get Started?

    How do I get Started? …A five-minute dance is better than doing nothing!   One of the questions I am often asked, is “How long do I have to work out for it to be beneficial?” My response? “A five minute dance to a song on the radio is better than nothing!” When people are new to workout world, the thought that hours in the gym are going to accomplish their goal is overwhelming. I try to impress upon my clients, that it is quality not quantity that will get them to their goal. That consistency is key. Showing up, and doing “the work”, one step at a time is…