• DOES YOUR TRAINING PROGRAM NEED A CHANGE UP??   The term ‘Adaptation’ is used to describe one of the principles of training - that of the body’s ability to react to a new training stimulus and get stronger, fitter, faster, more flexible etc. It is essentially the body changing to meet the demands of the exercise. This has several long term effects as the body progresses through days, weeks, and months of training. Its structure and function changes to accommodate the consistent workload. These persistent changes are the chronic adaptations...

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  • As golf fans, we all dream of one day getting a taste of life on tour. I got my taste in 2014 as part of a PGA Tour “entourage,” traveling to three consecutive PGA Tour events in Malaysia, Mississippi and Mexico. My role was that of trainer, massage therapist and nutritionist to Cameron Smith, and I had exclusive, inside-the-ropes access at each of the events. The young Aussie is aiming to become only the seventh player in PGA Tour history to bypass tour qualifying school and the Web.com tour, and...

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  • Hint – it’s not how much further you hit it with driver!! So much (perhaps far too much) has been said about gains in strength and power leading to longer drives and distance off the tee. Outlandish claims such as “Add 30 yards to your tee shots by doing just 3 minutes of exercise per day” are all too common. Not only are they misleading (lies) and unrealistic (impossible), they are missing out on the key relationship between increased strength and scoring.  Hint – it’s not how much further you hit it...

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  • Rewind a few years and picture me at 7:30pm, composing an exercise guide to accompany a players’ golf fitness program. It was the 3rd evening that week I was working late to finish golfer’s programs.  Why all the extra admin and time being put into writing exercise guides? The necessity to write comprehensive and individual exercise guides for clients was born from a consistent frustration when performing their 8 weekly reviews. The player would come in and we would talk through the program, exercise by exercise. I heard these sorts...

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  • Adam Scott has just about the purest set up position of any golfer in the world. In this article I’ll explain why it’s important to try and emulate the world’s number 1 golfer and show you how to it can be done! Good news! The biggest influencer on your swing mechanic’s is also the easiest to fix! Your set up will determine the direction and path of the clubhead, the amount of rotation your able to achieve and the body’s position during the golf swing. In a nutshell, if you...

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  • During a standard strength training session you are resting for more than half the time you are in the gym. Don’t be one of these guys   Make the most of the rest periods by utilizing them to work on your weaknesses: Poor glute activation?? Then do some knee/ankle band crab walks     Shoddy shoulder mobility?? Then do some pec release and scap setting   Trying to ingrain a new swing action??  Then do a motor pattern drill   Not only will you be filling in the chinks in...

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