Resistance training for performance and injury prevention in golf

Lehman, Gregory J.
March 2006
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Mar2006, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p27
Academic Journal
This introductory resistance training program is designed to minimize injury risk, improve golf swing speed and the overall fitness of recreational golfers. This article aims to introduce to the Chiropractor the basic concepts sport specific resistance training, periodization models of resistance training and proposes a year round conditioning resistance training program specific to golf. The exercises have been chosen based on the best biomechanical evidence to minimize injury risk and on the research supporting the use of movement specific training adaptations. Upper body strength exercises are performed standing to develop both trunk and hip stabilizing musculature and the primary movement of the golf swing.


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