Institutional members access full text with Ovid®

Share this article on:

Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Golf

Read, Paul J. MSc, CSCS1; Lloyd, Rhodri S. PhD, CSCS*D2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 5 - p 24–33
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000062
Article

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.

1Faculty of Sport, Health and Applied Sciences, St. Mary's University College, Twickenham, England, United Kingdom; and

2Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, United Kingdom

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Paul J. Read is a senior lecturer in strength and conditioning at St. Marys University.

Figure. No caption a...

Rhodri S. Lloyd is a seniorlecturer in physiology and health at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Figure. No caption a...
© 2014 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association