Scott’s TOP 10 tips for lowering your golf handicap.
Back in the day of Tiger Woods he understood the importance of being fit, strong and powerful. His maximum dead lift was 175kg for 1 repetition. This crossed over into his game and definitely improved his drive.
Many golfers tend to focus on their strongest side, however this can cause a lot of muscle imbalances. Ideally muscles would be equal on both sides. So, if you drive from the left you must train the right side too. In the gym you can use cable machines to help you do this.
Every golfer needs flexibility, stability, strength, speed and power! But unfortunately many personal trainers and sports coaches do not understand this. Scott has been working with recreational golfers for many years, helping them to increase their drives, lower their handicap, play for longer and have less chance of repetitive strain injuries.
Tip 1: Flexibility! You must know the right stretches to do for your body and your game.
Tip 2: Stability! Scott gets his clients wood chopping and driving from a Swiss ball to help develop stability.
Tip 3: Strength phase! To become stronger it can take at least 12 weeks of regular training, where Scott will make sure you are strong in the 7 primal movement patterns.
Tip 4: Speed! Scott recommends that you repeat all the exercises at a faster tempo safely, without damaging any tendons or ligaments.
Tip 5: The POWER phase! Now you will only be doing 1 to 6 repetitions of any one given exercise so you can develop your full power. This would now be similar to how Tiger Woods would train. At this point Scott recommends you speak to your golf coach to help improve your swing technique.
Tip 6: Hydration: The stage of dehydration is thirst! If you aren’t drinking enough water you will not perform well, you are also at higher risk of picking up a sports injury.
Tip 7: Warm up and stretch first! Scott can provide you a specific stretch program that is tailored to your body! Please don’t forget to do this it’s very important.
Tip 8: Relaxation! Scott teaches relaxation techniques for golfers and teaches you how to engage your core in order to increase your power by up to 50% when driving the ball. Sleep! Scott usually encourages his clients to get more rest. The more you sleep, the more the body relaxes, grows and repairs.
Tip 9: Diet. Diet is key! If you are eating the wrong types of food it’s likely that your core will be switched off! Meaning that you will lose all your strength, speed and power.
Tip 10! To really improve you game Scott likes to work alongside your C.H.E.K.Golf coach and recommends that you have regular Sports massages too!
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