Does Protein Supplementation Help with Muscle Soreness?

For a while, protein shakes were the rage. It was thought that if you lifted weights, your body would eat up muscle and be catabolic if you didn’t give it protein (and to some degree, carbohydrate). Protein shakes offered a convenient way to get quickly absorbing (because blending is a form of mechanical digestion) nutrients. […]

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Glute Stretch

Glutes, glutes, glutes. This stretch will work different angles of the hip. If you golf, workout, or both, this stretch is a good idea. This is especially true if you are working on turning the hips more in a swing. Try it out! […]

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Knots and Tightness in Upper Trap

Knots and tightness in the upper trap area are very common. Usually, they are a result of sitting, staring at phones or tablets, or sleeping on it weird. Sometimes, you may do an exercise that is a bit beyond your ability or too much weight, and your traps will overcompensate. For example, sometimes on rows […]

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Active Recovery

Active recovery is the idea that instead of just resting on off days, you do some light work to work out some kinks, get the blood moving, and keep in the habit of doing something everyday. I like to take advantage of it to do movements that I probably wouldn’t do during a regular workout. […]

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3 Foam Roll Exercises for Pre and Post Golf

Soft tissue work has been increasingly emphasized in sport. Most gyms you walk into have a stack of rollers for people to use. While I don’t recommend too much time on the roller, taking 3 to 5 minutes is important for a number of reasons.   It gets you on the ground, moving around. It’s […]

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When to Take a Break From Training

  Once in a while, when training hard, you need to give the body time to rest up. How do you know when to give it a rest? The answer is a bit art as well as science.   In general, most strength programs do best ramping up to 6 weeks before backing off a […]

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Stretching

  Stretching is a controversial practice. There are those in the industry who recommend against it, and those who believe it’s a large part of a program. To me, the smart money is on keeping a stretching routine. However, it should be stretches that have a reason for doing them. We now know that most […]

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Swing Changes and The Need for a Pitch Count

Golf season is upon us. We are all anxious to tweak our swing and practice at the range. I want to touch on a theme I’ve been seeing and steer you clear of any future aches or pains.   When you change your body (more mobility, strength, or stability) and you tweak your swing to […]

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Relaxation Periodization-How to Plan Your New Year

In training, there is a concept called periodization. The idea is that you plan out workouts, with thought going into different categories. The categories are generally  weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly. You can do it for lifting, conditioning, or even nutrition. The big yearly goal gets broken down into blocks of months, quarters, and weeks. […]

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