Golf Fitness Training Program
improve your game ...
Golf PARformance Benefits:
- Core strength and stability
- Increased flexibility
- Hip strength and stability
- Improved balance
- Better focus
- Reduced risk of injury
- Increased back strength
- Increased lean body mass
- Improved endurance
Golf PARformance at SHAPE is a specialized physical screening and corrective exercise program designed by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI ). Prior to starting your strength and conditioning program, you will be assessed by our clinic director, Dr. Sender Deutsch, who will perform the TPI screening process in conjunction with a full medical and sports injury assessment. Following your assessment, a personalized integrated program consisting of manual/physical therapy and high performance training will be specifically designed for you. We will also send a report of findings to your golf coach/instructor and contact them to ensure that we are all working as a coordinated team to enhance your game.
Utilizing the TPI physical screening process, we measure your ability to generate and transfer speed and determine the most efficient energy transfer throughout your body. We will isolate any physical limitations through the TPI Golf Screen, correlate these findings to your swing technique and prescribe a custom-conditioning program. As well, we can also refer you to MD Golf who will match your club fitting with your physical screen.
- Identifying faulty stability (balance, strength and muscle endurance) patterns and altered mobility (joint range of motion and muscle flexibility)
- Optimizing muscle balance and joint alignment which will allow you to create a powerful consistent golf swing
- Reducing your risk of developing back pain and other strains and sprains
- Conditioning that will allow you to move easily from the 1st tee to the 18th green
There has been a growing awareness of the importance of Golf Fitness in the past 10 years, highlighted by players like Tiger Woods, Laura Diaz, Michelle Wie, Brad Faxon, and David Duval. It is now known that in order to improve your game and prevent injury, you must increase your body’s core strength, power and flexibility.
In order to counteract your swing faults, we combine physical therapy biomechanical analysis and treatment protocols with high performance personal training / strength and conditioning techniques. We focus on effectively addressing core strength, core stability and body balance in order to achieve proper golf swing mechanics, proper set-up and correct body alignment. These exercises strengthen the appropriate muscles that provide greater control and allow for the stable base necessary for achieving the perfect golf swing.
DID YOU KNOW?53% of male and 45% of female golfers suffer from lower back pain, and that 30% of all touring professionals are playing injured at any given time? The sport is also rampant with wrist and elbow problems. This is not surprising, considering the overuse of the arms that exists, related to the lack of appropriate core conditioning in most golfers.
Golf Fitness Screening:
The TPI physical screening cost is two treatment units. A personalized program based on your goals will be developed for you within 48 hours of the screening. All training programs will be carried out by our conditioning specialists and overseen by our clinic director.
'Golf PARformance' Article By Dr. Sender Deutsch
At SHAPE Health and Wellness Centres, we are dedicated to providing you with an integrated approach to your golf game. Utilizing state-of-the-art strength and conditioning exercises along with rehabilitation techniques combined with pilates, we are able to achieve lasting results. As well, we will work with you and your golf instructor to improve your game. We recognize the importance of integrating the fundamentals of swing mechanics with sport specific training and therapy to enhance your game and overall health. A professional strength and conditioning specialist will help you develop the appropriate strength, flexibility, and endurance to achieve longer and more consistent shots. We look forward to helping you achieve both a hole and health in one!
In recent years, golf has become a very popular sport. It is important to realize that if you are a golfer, you are an athlete, and so you should train like one. Unfortunately, many golfers often forget that golf is a sport, which requires strength, flexibility, and endurance. Well-conditioned golfers can increase their level of performance, prevent injuries from occurring, and enhance their overall health and well-being.
Prior to undertaking any sport, it is important to prepare through muscular strength training. In golf, posture and balance are constantly emphasized by professional instructors. However, a correct posture cannot be achieved if your muscles are not well conditioned. Your core muscles (abdominals and lower back) are relied on heavily throughout the golf swing. Therefore, it is imperative that these muscles be trained correctly to allow you to achieve proper swing mechanics. Muscular strength is also essential for generating club head speed which is a determining factor in how far you can hit the ball. Golf is a sport of repetition, activating and firing the same muscles through each and every swing. To reduce risk of injury, you must train to create muscle symmetry and strength in order to prevent muscle imbalance.
Once you have developed the proper strength for your posture, it is crucial to have good flexibility to allow you to swing correctly through the entire range of motion. Your flexibility can be improved by incorporating a regular stretching routine into your daily life as well as before and after each round of golf. Remember that prior to stretching you should always warm up your muscles and ensure that you hold each stretch until you feel the muscle relax which is approximately 15 to 30 seconds. Increased flexibility gains can also be made through assisted stretching techniques. These have been shown to significantly improve your performance and reduce your risk for injury.
Endurance includes both muscular and cardiovascular conditioning. These two systems are stressed throughout the golf game. Both endurance systems are essential for preventing fatigue throughout a long round of golf. Muscular endurance allows you to make a crucial shot near the end of a game, while cardiovascular fitness allows you to walk between holes with ease.