Strength and conditioning for golf athletes: biomechanics, injury risk, physical requirements, and recommendations for testing and training

Bishop, Chris ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1505-1287, Ehlert, Alex, Wells, Jack, Brearley, Simon, Brennan, Alex and Coughlan, Dan (2022) Strength and conditioning for golf athletes: biomechanics, injury risk, physical requirements, and recommendations for testing and training. Professional Strength & Conditioning . ISSN 1757-5834 [Article] (Accepted/In press)

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Abstract

Historically, golf is not a sport that has a strong tradition of strength and conditioning (S&C). However, a greater understanding of the health and performance-related benefits of S&C training has resulted in players starting to take their physical fitness much more seriously. As a result, professional players are hitting the ball much further than 20 years ago, primarily due to increases in club head speed (CHS). Owing to the unique nature of the sport, it is not always entirely obvious how S&C practitioners can impact golf performance. This article aims to provide practitioners with an overview of the biomechanics associated with golf, common sites of injury, required physical capacities and proposed recommendations for testing and training the golf athlete.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 34736
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Depositing User: Chris Bishop
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2022 11:59
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 17:35
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/34736

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