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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000062
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Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Golf.

Read, Paul J. MSc, CSCS; Lloyd, Rhodri S. PhD, CSCS*D

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Abstract

PHYSICAL CONDITIONING FOR GOLF IS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT AND INJURY REDUCTION WITH RECENT SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS PROVIDING EVIDENCE DEMONSTRATING IMPROVEMENTS IN PERFORMANCE MEASURES SUCH AS CLUB HEAD SPEED, FOLLOWING STRENGTH AND POWER TRAINING INTERVENTIONS. HOWEVER, INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF APPROPRIATE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAMMING IS LIMITED. THE AIM OF THIS IS ARTICLE IS TO PROVIDE AN EVIDENCE-BASED NEEDS ANALYSIS OF THE SPORT, AND TO REVIEW THE LITERATURE PERTAINING TO THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF GOLFERS. THIS WILL AID IN THE PRESCRIPTION OF EFFECTIVE TRAINING PROGRAMS TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE WITHOUT THE FEAR OF EXPERIENCING COMMONLY PERCEIVED SIDE EFFECTS (E.G., LOSS OF MOBILITY), WHICH MAY DISCOURAGE INDIVIDUALS FROM PARTAKING IN SUCH ACTIVITIES.

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