Fitness Blog

Stand Up Straight! Golf Stretches for Lower Back Pain and Stiffness

Team Joey D Golf Oct 5, 2020 7:00:00 AM
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Suffering from lower back pain or chronic back tightness?

In modern society, back problems are, unfortunately, an all-too-common issue. Too many of us spend long years sitting at work or at home. When you add little to no exercise into the mix, our bodies deteriorate. They start broadcasting warning signals (pain). The good news is, it’s not too late to make changes.

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Beginner Golf Workout Routines Can Put A Smile On Your Face

Team Joey D Golf Sep 28, 2020 9:50:46 AM
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Who says exercising has to be all work and no play? Why have we decided that all exercise must be an intense, stressful activity we don’t really look forward to?

Most of us play golf because we love the game. We love going out onto the course with great people and enjoying a day in the sun. But if your body is not in the best shape (especially if you recently retired and you’ve been sitting in an office environment for 40 years), golf can be hard on your body. You might not have the energy to play a full 18 holes while still enjoying the experience.

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De-Stress for Success: Golf Stress Relief and Recovery

Team Joey D Golf Sep 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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In this bizarro world known as 2020, a condensed schedule has already had the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs, and the U.S. Open all taking place within a seven-week period. And it's not slowing down. Other than the week of Thanksgiving, there are tournaments straight through the middle of December with The Masters taking place in November. This is great for fans who were starved of action in March, April, and May, but for the players, it's a grind unlike any other.

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Golf Back Pain: How to Prevent It and Recover from Existing Conditions

Team Joey D Golf Sep 14, 2020 7:45:00 AM
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While there are many areas of the body prone to injury, few injuries are worse than back injuries. Whether it’s a dislocated disc or nerve damage causing intense pain to shoot up your spine, not treating your back pain (and prevent it from happening in the first place) is never a good solution. Left untreated, you risk even serious injuries and debilitating pain and suffering. So let's think twice and swing once.

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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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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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