PerformPKB: Golf Fitness Online-Does It Work and Is It Safe for Juniors?

How do you know if an online fitness program is any good? What is the difference from one to another? Are there different types of online fitness programs? Everywhere you look there is a new app or program to train remotely on your own, even programs specific for golf!  Technology and the internet have created an ecosystem where you can learn from trainers and coaches on the other side of the planet, it is pretty remarkable. That being said, there are some distinct differences in the categories of virtual fitness programs out there that every parent and golfer need to be acutely aware of as you assess your options.  Basically, you can break them down into 3 categories; stock programs, custom programs, and “betweeners.” The rest of this article will help to outline the landscape of online training and help you to decide what type might be best for [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:07:27-05:00January 29th, 2019|Physical Performance Articles|0 Comments

PerformPKB: Balance Hurts Swing Speed in Junior Golfers

Should you be working on balance in the gym? Does it even matter for junior golfers?   Balance is just a problem that senior golfers have, right? Hmmmm... We all know that it takes a combination of the upper body and lower body coordinating together to have an effective golf swing. However, one aspect often overlooked in golf is how we transfer from the right to the left (in a right-handed golfer, reverse for a lefty) from downswing to follow through. Did you know that there is a distinct limitation in how fast your body will let you go if it is not confident you will be able to balance or stabilize on the lead side?  Think of it as a governor on a golf cart. No matter how much you floor the pedal, the cart is only going to go as fast as it is programmed [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:07:59-05:00January 29th, 2019|Physical Performance Articles|0 Comments
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