Focus on your weaknesses, not your strengths when it comes to the gym.

Great article from our friend Nick Buchan at Stronger Golf.

How many times have you seen something similar to this in your local gym; the guy who is to tight to squat properly drops squatting from his programming all together (usually replacing it with more sets of bench press). Conversely, the hyper mobile woman taking another yoga class instead of hitting the free weights, and becoming yet more flexible.

“Just because you like doing it – doesn’t mean its good for you”

Dr Greg Rose, Titleist Performance Institute.

Chances are the girl taking the yoga class already possess adequate joint mobility to perform the golf swing. However (like most women actually) stability and strength are likely limited, indeed a lack of strength and stability are likely to be the limiting factors to golf performance. For this individual improving in these areas will have a much a greater effect on performance than further increasing flexibility. Similarly the strong, tight guy has…

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Posted on January 3, 2014, in Miscellaneous. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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