Weight Training for Golf: The Ultimate Guide

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  • Copyright: 2012-03-01
  • Publisher: Cardinal Pub Group
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Weight Training for Golf is the most comprehensive and up-to-date golf-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by golfers worldwide, including the 2010 US Open champion, Graeme McDowell. This book features year-round golf-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other golf book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book enables golfers of all skill levels to add extra yardage to their drives and irons without having to buy the latest technology in golf. By following this program you can develop the flexibility and strength required to eliminate fatigue and increase distance with every club in your bag. With stronger and more flexible muscles, you will not only hit the ball farther but you will have better control over all of your shots throughout the round. Most importantly, you will reduce your chances of injury and be able to play 18 holes without any problems. Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs.

Author Biography

Kai Fusser has been involved in professional sports since 1 985, first as a competitive water skier, then as a coach and trainer in waterskiing and wake boarding. In 2001 he began training Annika Sorenstam, the LPGA's premier golfer. With Kai's help, Annika has gained more than 25 yards of driving distance while also improving her accuracy and going on to be voted Female Athlete of the Year 2 times in a row. In addition to Annika, Kai has worked with 2010 US Open champion, Graeme McDowell and more than 15 other LPGA and PGA golfers as well as many junior and collegiate golfers. Accumulatively, his players have won 13 Major Championships and more than 110 professional tournaments. His water skiers and wake boarders have won more than 100 titles including multiple X-Games and Gravity-Games. Kai is frequently invited to teach his program at Universities and expert summits, and he has been featured in such media outlets as Golf Magazine, Golf World, Japanese Golf Digest, German Golf Journal, Golf Fitness Magazine, Waterski Magazine, ESPN, USA Today, 60 Minutes, Golf Channel, Radio America and more. He is currently the Director of Fitness at the prestigious Annika Academy in Orlando, FL

Table of Contents

Praise for the Authorp. 5
Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
The Scope of this Bookp. 14
Why Weight Training for Golfp. 16
Women versus Menp. 19
Recreational versus Professional How Much and How Hard?p. 21
Children and Juniorsp. 23
Equipment and Workout Schemesp. 25
Be the Best You Can Bep. 30
The Quality of Your Workout - Perfect Training Generates Perfect Movementsp. 31
Warm Up Before Workout and Playp. 32
Progressionsp. 34
Periodizationp. 35
Reps, Weight, Speed, Range of Motionp. 36
The Principlesp. 39
The Basep. 41
The Axisp. 43
Abs Inp. 47
The function of the abs during the golf swingp. 54
Power Flowp. 56
Back Painp. 60
Are You Still Doing Cardio?p. 64
Recuperation and Stretchingp. 68
The Mindp. 71
Managing Your Mind by Gregg Cochlanp. 71
Nutritionp. 75
Nutritional Support for Training and Playing by Dr. Steve Chaneyp. 80
Understanding the Exercisesp. 94
Armsp. 96
Shouldersp. 105
Chestp. 115
Backp. 124
Legsp. 132
Corep. 144
Rotationalp. 158
Whole Body and Powerp. 162
Rubber Bandp. 173
Stretchesp. 177
Swing Fault Exercisesp. 186
The Workout Programsp. 202
Building and Learningp. 203
Strengthp. 204
Powerp. 206
In Seasonp. 209
Limitations Travel or No Gym Accessp. 211
Recommended Reading and Websitesp. 212
About the Authorp. 214
Indexp. 216
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