Fitness Blog

Golf Strength and Conditioning: Golf-Specific Training You Can Trust

Coach Joey D Dec 28, 2020 11:04:21 AM
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I've been in the fitness industry my entire life and I've been working with professional golfers for over 20 years. I'm proud to be the strength, conditioning, and biomechanics coach who helped three phenomenal players reach the number one spot in the World Golf Rankings (Vijay Singh, 2004, Dustin Johnson, 2017, and Brooks Koepka, 2018).

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Off-Season Golf Workout: Optimize -- Don’t Winterize -- Your Game!

Coach Joey D Dec 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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In a lot of parts of the country, the golf season ends right about the time you're finishing the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers. Depending on your winter plans and travel restrictions, you may get in a few rounds in Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head, but for the most part, once the calendar gets flipped to December, your golf season is over. 

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#TheSeasonFavorsThePrepared: Golf eBooks to Keep You Ready to Play

Coach Joey D Oct 19, 2020 9:53:26 AM
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You don't need me to tell you that this has been a strange year. Life as we knew it was flipped upside-down from March to July. A trip to the supermarket suddenly became just as adrenaline-filled and nerve-rattling as a bungee jump. Kitchens and living rooms doubled as home offices and classrooms. And the only "sports" we were able to participate in were bidding wars on eBay for toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

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Golf Fitness Assessment: Are You Assessing or Guessing?

Coach Joey D Sep 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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When you go for your annual check-up with your doctor, does he shake your hand, ask how you're doing, and then immediately schedule you for an appendectomy? At your last dental appointment, did your dentist start randomly drilling a bunch of your teeth?

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Outplay Father Time: 3 Golf Exercises for Seniors

Coach Joey D Jul 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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It's kind of ironic that I'm writing a blog about senior golfers on the week of my birthday. These days, birthdays don't seem to have quite the same excitement as they did when I was eight or nine years old. But getting older doesn't mean your golf game can't get a lot more exciting. Golf fitness isn't just for players on The Tour. These 3 simple golf exercises for seniors will not only help improve your game, but they'll also help prevent injury and have you feeling better both on and off the course.

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Dustin Johnson's Golf Fitness Program from Men's Journal

Coach Joey D May 8, 2020 7:57:00 AM
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We're in some interesting times as people. Something bigger than us all has ground life-as-we-knew-it to a halt. Humans, as a species, are a resilient crew, though. If we keep our wits about us and stay smart, we will come out of this in one piece. At some point, we'll get the green light to resume our normal lives again. And when that happens, you'll once again be able to stop worrying about viruses, ventilators, and empty supermarket shelves and get back to worrying about what really matters: your slice, your inability to maintain spine angle, and your lack of mobility through the hips. (After you've disinfected everything you've ever touched, of course.)

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Control your Hips: Improving Hip Rotation in the Golf Swing

Coach Joey D Feb 6, 2020 6:04:00 PM
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1. Remove the extra moving parts from your golf swing
2. Increase accuracy off the tee and on the fairway
3. Increase stability on uneven lies

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Parking Lot Stretch…or...Just 3 Minutes Till Tee Time?

Coach Joey D Jan 28, 2020 9:34:00 AM
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1. Don't squander the few minutes you have before tee time
2. Warm up vertically and rotationally
3. Bring an activated body to first tee instead of trying to find it there

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Connecting with the Club…or...Showing Your Wrists Some Love [VIDEO]

Coach Joey D Jul 21, 2018 9:48:32 AM
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1. Prevent injuries due to instability at the wrist
2. Lessen chances of an overuse injury
3. Create a more consistently accurate shot

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Method to the Madness…or Joust your Way to Lower Scores! [VIDEO]

Coach Joey D Jun 8, 2018 11:01:00 AM
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I've been in and around the fitness industry for my entire life -- as an athlete, as a coach, as a lecturer. I know that different people learn things and respond to things in different ways. Some people are more apprehensive than others; they need to be steadily pushed to achieve their goals. Some people are more analytical; they need to know the exercise science behind what they're doing -- right down to the cellular level -- before they'll try anything new.

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