Golf Specific Training / Workouts

Hi All,

I'm a fitness and golf addict, generally in the gym at least 5 days a week weight lifting.  With that being said, I was wondering if anyone had any golf specific workouts they would recommend?  Or whether anyone could point me in the right direction? Looking to add some stuff to my traditional workout!

Thanks much in advance!

-Matt

Hi Matt,

Check out the new MyTPI site: http://www.mytpi.com

It should be exactly what you are looking to find...

Hi Mike,

 

Perfect.  That's definitely what I was looking for.  I know that training has always been a critical part of golf for professionals / college players, but i'm glad more people are becoming aware of its benefits through wonderful resources such as TPI!  Great stuff!

 

-Matt

Call Tim Tiger. He can curl 12oz more times than anyone. He also had an ace at the first FJA. His workout plan works. 

TRX Suspension System, it's all body wight!

Hey Matt,

I have been weight lifting for some time now.  It has helped my game a lot.  Even at times when I have been sore after a workout my consistency in my swing still improves, its unreal.  When you work out with heavy weights you tend to get the bulky feeling, especially in the chest and arms, your muscles tend to get a bit tighter.  I would recommend working in some stretching sessions after or in between workouts.  I started doing bikram yoga (I know it sounds a bit feminine lol) and it has helped to not feel that tightness for the first few holes.  I've been trying to put on some size without sacrificing my game and flexibility.  Strengthen and lengthen my friend.

Todd,

Yes! i've tried a few TRX workouts, definitely good stuff! 

-Matt

Matt, 

Couldn't agree more, weight lifting has certainly helped my swing, as well as my stability. 

Thanks for the tips, i'll definitely throw some stretching exercises in there, and certainly want to look into yoga (contrary to the rap you get for doing it!) heard it's great for you.  

Thanks,

Matt

Hey all,

That's great news to hear others enthusiastic about golf-specific training. I too am a golf addict which has led to the physical fitness and pliability as big factors in the addiction.

I just wanted to add something though, 'explosive' or 'ballistic' training specifically helps in the power aspect. With strength training I think we have to be careful with flexibility and isolated strength training as they may do more harm than good for our golf. I am by no means an expert but from reading and watching myTPI articles, videos, as well as some other information from trainers like Ben Shear, Jason Glass and Jeff Fronk, too much flexibility may decrease our pliability (our muscles ability to act as rubber bands that expand and contract with speed) and too much strength training that is rep-based (such as some crossfit exercises) will actually train different aspects of our muscles and not specifically the 'fast twitch' muscles.

I recommend watching Season 6 Episode 6 of the Golf Fitness Academy. Sean Cochrane and IK Kim use 'complex' training for power. Also search for Milo Bryant powerlifting and Robert Yang Olympic lifting on the myTPI episodes of the Golf Fitness Academy. These are all great power tips based on explosive and ballistic exercises.

Josh G

Call Tim Tiger. He can curl 12oz more times than anyone. He also had an ace at the first FJA. His workout plan works. 

Don't knock the system Josh.    hahahaha

Not so much beer anymore as Crown.

TT

I'm getting back into yoga, I laughed when the wife suggested I go with her!!     The sweat puddle told a different story!

Todd T

I'm getting back into yoga, I laughed when the wife suggested I go with her!!     The sweat puddle told a different story!

Would seriously like to try that Todd.  Really want to keep and even add to my flexibility.

TT

You could try Pilates as well. After doing about 6 workouts in two weeks, I have more flexibility and posture is much better. Yes, you do sweat. 

Yoga is tough. I used to rag on a girl in college about it. She made me go and it was really challenging. I've never been into it but I'd bet it's good for golf