Potato Sack Squat

Strength coach Dan John talks about a continuum when it comes to a deadlift versus a squat. Click HERE to see the image. Basically, nothing is black and white. Some moves are in between a pure deadlift and a squat. The potato sack squat is right in the middle, because you can see a lot […]

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Weight to Teach Rotation

In certain instances, more weight can actually be easier to teach a certain concept. Here is one of them, with regards to rotation while keeping your shoulders down. I am not a fan of mimicking a golf swing in the gym-I think golf should be golf. However, we want to have carryover concepts. […]

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Curls as a Plank

When you think of core work, crunches, sit ups, and planks may come to mind. However, one big function of the midsection is to prevent movement. A bicep curl is a great example. As the weight gets away from your body, during the middle of the movement, you have to use more muscles to keep […]

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Side Lying Lateral Raise

Shoulders are always a tricky one. Not just for golf, but also for general fitness. They are a finicky joint, and one that many of us have issues with. One major issue is compensation by the traps, or “shrugging” the shoulders when doing shoulder exercises. This leads to poor mechanics and knots in the upper […]

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3 Great Exercises for a Full Body Workout

Side Plank With Band Resistance   For general core strength this is a great one. Especially for golf-this helps get a lot of the spine stabilizers involved and it can also be great for strong shoulders. I use this a lot after we master the side plank. Simply attach a band at a low anchor […]

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Walkout with Hip Wag

This version of the walkout adds in a lateral stretch, where you’ll get a lat or even a hip stretch. The walkout itself is great to teach core stability, shoulder stability, and get a little hamstring stretch. So on the way up and down, be sure to try and NOT move the hips and make […]

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Glute Circuit for Hip Power and to be Better at Life

The glutes are a big driver of hip power. Many of us often feel sore in our quads, or the front of the legs when doing leg work. Soreness isn’t necessarily a good thing per se, but it points out what you were predominantly using for the exercise. Getting more glutes involved is almost never […]

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Why I love a Step Up with Rotation

  A golf swing begins from the ground up. If your feet are moving around, or an ankle is tight and unstable, you will not reach your full potential. Worse, it could cause swing compensations that can leave you hurt or with bad habits.   With a step up, you “ground” your feet into the […]

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Quick Result Golf Circuit

I continue to believe that “golf specific” workouts is a funny term. The only thing golf specific is playing or practicing golf. In the gym, you need to work on general strength, endurance, and power. With mobility and stability work, you just need to remove any restrictions on your body that would block you from […]

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