Our 10 Most Popular Articles of 2015
Topics include Spieth's multi-sport background, Koepka and Thomas' workout, protecting your lower back, a 30 minute rotary routine from Jason Glass, improving your swing from the ground up and much more.
5 Lessons Learned From Training Those With Low Back Pain
By Dean Somerset
Lower back pain is the most common injury in golf. According to some studies, lower back injuries account for roughly 1/3 of all golf injuries. Strength coach Dean Somerset shares his experience and observations from working with athletes who have lower back pain.
The 30 Minute Rotary Power Workout from Jason Glass
Want to know how TPI instructor Jason Glass builds power in rotational athletes? Follow along as Jason takes you through a favorite rotary workout, exercise-by-exercise. He explains the "why" behind his coaching cues and programming.
Advanced Screening: How I use the TPI Screen
By Jason Glass
People always ask me how I perform my screens. Well, here's a bit of background into how I was introduced to TPI and how I approach the screening process.
What Performance Therapy Looks Like For Top Golfers
By Tom Feeney
A behind the scenes look at how professional golfers like Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Nick Watney and Shane Lowry maximize their athleticism through chiropractic care.
The Top 6 Physical Attributes of Elite Golfers
By Nick Buchan
One of my major roles in working with a golfer is to identify and fix physical limitations that might interfere with an athlete’s ability to best “acquire” the swing mechanics for them. As such when I’m watching the top golfers in the world I’m often looking to identify the physical attributes they share. Here are six physical attributes I’ve noticed in most longer hitters and elite golfers:
Improving from the Ground Up: How the Function of the Ankle and Foot Influence Your Swing
By Daniela Schellenberg
Did you know that your feet are often overlooked in golf? Why is the mobility of feet and ankles essential? We often talk about how ground mechanics can influence power and consistency in the golf swing, but we probably don't spend enough time talking about how the function of our feet and ankles affect so much of what we do in the golf swing.
In Memoriam: Dr. Richard Schmidt
By Dr. Greg Rose
Celebrating our friend and Advisory Board member, Dr. Richard Schmidt.
4 Steps To More Rotational Power
By Nick Buchan
TPI Certified trainer Nick Buchan shares how to safely progress your medicine ball throws for more rotational power.
Maximize On-Course Performance
By Sean Saunders
If you want to improve at golf, you have to be able to transfer skills from the range to the course. It sounds simple, but you'll find that many of your practice habits don't facilitate that transfer.
X-Factor Essentials: What it is and How to Train it
By Mike Carroll
TPI Certified fitness professional Michael Carroll (attended Level 1 in the UK in June) examines the relationship between x-factor and ball-striking performance in addition to discussing strength and conditioning strategies for golf.
The Workout That Powers Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas one of the Tour's longest hitters, despite a small stature. We asked his TPI Certified trainer Tyler Parsons to talk about his workout and share some of the strategies they employ to prepare his body off the course.
Is Your Golf Swing Putting Your Shoulder At Risk?
By Bobby Dattero
According to numerous research studies, the shoulder is one of the most oft-injured areas of the body for a golfer. As with many golf injuries, the site of the pain is often the victim of limitations in other areas of the body. TPI Certified trainer Bobby Dattero discusses how limitations in your hips and thoracic spine might be putting your shoulder at risk.
5 Reasons Why Self-Directed Golf Fitness Programs Fall Short
By Ryan Blackburn
Most amateurs recognize that improving their fitness and movement quality will benefit their golf game, but many try to cut corners by writing their own program. TPI Certified trainer Ryan Blackburn offers some reasons why this isn't a good idea.
Training The Queen Of The Swing
By Lance Gill
Lance Gill offers a sampling of exercises that will help develop your core for golf. Sorry, no crunches.
How To Improve Rotation While Protecting Your Lower Back
By Mike Boyle
Every golfer wants to improve rotation, but often they look to improve it in the wrong places. This article discusses why golfers should focus on rotation in the hips, thoracic spine and shoulders, and not the lumbar spine.
We Induce Failure: Therefore, Our Students Succeed
By Dr. Bhrett McCabe
Adapted from Michael Jordan’s quote, “I failed, therefore, I succeeded,” Dr. Bhrett McCabe discusses the value of incorporating failure drills in your students' practice.
How Jordan Does It
By Dave Phillips
Jordan Spieth is arguably the hottest player in golf and a favorite at the Masters, but his swing doesn't get as much credit as it deserves. Here are some things he does really well.
The Golfer's Guide to Lower Back Pain – Part 1
By Dr. Greg Rose
TPI Cofounder Dr. Greg Rose reviews how he uses the Body-Swing Connection™ when assessing lower back injuries in golfers.
Training the Senior Player
By Rich Freedman
With the advent of TPI functional fitness screening, fitness trainers have a valuable tool to identify and correct many of the swing flaws plaguing the senior player.