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Improved Athleticism Through Mobility

In a recent conversation, a follower of our monthly workouts mentioned he has been doing yoga and it is helping him a lot. I know for some yoga can be intimidating so, while I always include some warm-down stretches to focus on each month, let’s spend this month developing a personal “mobility” routine. Why do [...]

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Bad Back and Big Belly

This week I’m very happy to respond to a reader question this issue. To paraphrase, he feels like some of our movements are not ideally suited to his situation. He has a “big belly and a bad back”. I’m guessing he’s not alone, as many of our golfing compatriots have spent more than their fair [...]

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Building Athleticism with Warrior Makers

Over the last 3 months we have covered pull-ups, overhead squats, plank progressions and some basic stretches. Have you stuck with your pull-up work? Are you comfortable completing one hundred overhead squats with your driver after your session at the range? Keep at it! I am going to continue to provide you useful new exercises, [...]

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Building Control through Core Strength

  The twisting action of the golf swing translates from the lower body through the core into the upper body and the arms. While the hips and core are critical in all athletic movements, in golf the core plays a key role in controlling the swing. For this reason it is important to develop the [...]

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Golf Fitness: The Importance of the Squat

Golf is a game of athleticism and technical skill. While we can practice the technical skill at the driving range and through countless hours out on the various beautiful courses here in Indonesia, it’s difficult to build athleticism.  Athleticism is that special combination of strength, coordination, balance, reflexes, quickness, etc. that we often associate with [...]

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Building Athleticism through the Kipping Pull-Up

The pull-up is built into our DNA, just watch any 5-year old placed in front of a great climbing tree. While it may seem unattainable as an adult I’m here to tell you, in all but the most extreme cases, it won’t take you longer than 2 months of dedication.  The benefits are worth the [...]

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