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Our top priority is to help you improve your body so you can improve your golf. Our trainers are experts in golf fitness and will guide you through programs specifically designed to meet the needs of your body and your goals. Here you will find blog posts and articles written by our certified staff, designed to help you improve your body so that you can achieve your golf goals.

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Decline Press with Rotation

The Decline Press with Rotation is an amazing exercise for golfers. From this one exercise you’ll see benefits in stability, rotation, power, and balance. https://vimeo.com/771383465 If you try these exercises

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Foundations of a Golf Strength Workout

If you’re looking to add power and distance to your golf, strength training is critial! Power is a product of strength and speed. If you’re not actively strength training, you’re missing out

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Squat to Press

Come In and See Us Want to take your golf to the next level? Our FitGolf® Trainers are experts at working one-on-one with you to tailor a training program to

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Stretches for Tight Hip Flexors

If you’re working a normal desk job or have a relatively sedentary life-style, you have tight hip flexors. This is a problem for golf. Golf and Health Issues Related to

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Exercise of the Month – Pallof Press

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsS2fDqU_As If you try these exercises and you find them to be too challenging or uncomfortable, do not continue, until you have consulted with your physician. All exercises for golf should be

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Exercise Tweaks for Golfers

If you’re strength training, make sure your exercise selection will promote better performance in golf.  In general, weight machines may be effective if you’re looking to build muscle mass, but

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The Importance of the Pelvis for Golfers

Good movement of the pelvis is essential for golfers to achieve a consistent, powerful, and pain-free swing.  While most know the importance of pelvic rotation, there’s another equally important movement,

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Kettlebell Deadlift for Golfers

The deadlift is one of the most effective exercises for golfers. Deadlifting with proper technique helps golfers improve their posture, stability, and power throughout the swing.  For beginners, a kettlebell

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The V-Stance Rotation Stretch

The V-Stance Rotation Stretch is finding its way into almost all of my clients programs. It’s a tremendous stretch for a variety of benefits: – Improves spine and shoulder mobility

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Is Your Posture Hamstrung?

Most golfers know that if your address posture is poor then there is a strong possibility that your golf swing will have some flaws. In fact, most golf pros rate

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Golfer’s Shoulder

A common stress point in golf can be the shoulders. Specifically, the group of fourmuscles that typically become stressed and then inflamed as a result of playing golf arecollectively called

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Golfer’s Elbow

After low back pain and shoulder pain, the third most common injury in golf is to theelbow, sometimes none as “golfer’s elbow”. Technically speaking, most elbow painresults from inflamed tendons

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Get Hip for More Club Speed

A common problem in many amateur golfers swings is not enough hip clearance duringtheir downswing. When the leading hip does not rotate early or completely enough thenit tends to slide

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How to Cure the Flying Elbow

One common swing habit many golfers find difficult to change is the “flying elbow” at the top of their backswing. This is an elbow that lifts to high (see picture

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Golf Health and Fitness Tips

A common flaw among many golfers when attempting to get a full hip turn on the backswing is to slide and raise the right hip or to have an excessive

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Five Simple Exercises to Improve Your Game

Modern golfers should be fully aware that their most important piece of golf equipment is their body. A golf-specific and customized fitness-training program to address physical performance factors is really

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10-Minute Hip Routine for Better Golf

Every golfer needs to spend time optimizing hip health and function. The following hip exercise circuit will help improve hip mobility and strength for more consistency and power: Mobility: Foam

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14 Comments
  1. Golf Fitness tip of the week – Touch Your Toes For Consistency.
    Touch your toes – 5 degrees in posture change during swing. Can not touch your toes 18 degrees posture change during swing. Consistency in the swing is key – that’s why we have 14 clubs to use.
    This is just how simple you need to keep information for the general golfing public. Much more than this and they will not do it.

    Kip Cleland
    Home Sweat Home Inc.
    Personal Trainiing
    Far Hills, N.J.

  2. Thank you for your comment, Kip. That change is with any and every club you can swing. If you start at 42 degrees the changes will be from there, with your five iron. If you start at 36 degrees with a drive the changes will be from that starting point, and if you start with a sand wedge with 47 degrees of bend, the changes will be from that starting point. It is not club dependent, rather is a standard change with any club of any angle or length that could be in your bag.

    I hope that clarifies the situation….yes consistency in the swing is the key, and our data indicates that no matter what club you hit, you will be less consistent if you cannot touch your toes.

    Dave

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