Fitness Blog

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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How to Help Prevent the Most Common Golf Injuries

Team Joey D Golf Aug 31, 2020 9:41:24 AM
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Golf injuries are very real and can follow people around for a long time. If you suddenly jump into the game, take a buddy trip, or trade in your daily work commute for a drive around the links, you may find yourself playing a lot of golf in short period of time. If your body is stiff or your muscles have not experienced this level of activity in a while, bad things can happen if you don't pay attention to your body. Sorry. We didn't make up the law of human biomechanics. We just have play by them.

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Junior Golf Programs: Fitness for the Developing Body

Team Joey D Golf Aug 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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We do a lot of work with junior golfers here in Jupiter, FL and online all over the world. It's amazing to see the natural skills and talents that some young kids have. But just like anything else, natural talent can only take you so far. Golf -- even at the junior level -- is incredibly competitive. We see a lot of time and money spent on lessons, clinics, and new equipment. The juniors we work with have an advantage that a lot of other young players in other junior golf programs don't: they've been specifically working on improving their body for golf.

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Power Up Your Game: Six Fun Golf Workouts at Home

Team Joey D Golf Aug 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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Tired of doing exercises you don’t like? Hate running? Can’t stand swimming laps? Even those of us who are super dedicated to becoming the best of the best don’t like certain exercises. We’d all like to have at least a little fun -- or at least purpose -- while exercising, right? When you don’t enjoy exercising, it’s easier to come up with excuses to NOT exercise. Your consistency drops and your results drop as well.

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How to Make The Most of a Proper Golf Backswing

Team Joey D Golf Aug 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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The biomechanics of a proper golf backswing involve a whole bunch of moving parts.

We are asked about two of those moving parts fairly frequently. It's understandable. They are a bit mysterious, mostly because they both involve movement patterns we don’t often perform in our daily lives.

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Loosen Up For Lower Scores: Golf Flexibility Exercises

Team Joey D Golf Jul 27, 2020 7:45:00 AM
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We've all heard words and phrases like "flexibility," "mobility," and "range-of-motion" when golfers are discussing ways to improve their golf game. While all three of those concepts are slightly different in strict semantic terms, the gist of what they all mean is pretty much the same: the deeper and more fluidly you can move your body, the better you'll probably be able to play golf.

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Lose Weight and Hit It Great: Top 10 Health Benefits of Golf

Team Joey D Golf Jul 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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Some people are still of the opinion that golf isn’t really a "sport" sport. That golfers are not athletes. Aside from the Tour, they see people driving around in golf carts, parking next to their ball and swinging a club a few times. Hardly a lot of work, right?

But golf does offer a great opportunity to combine exercise and a hobby into something fun and transformational at the same time. 

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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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