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Contain Your Athletes: Cumulative Fatigue

Over the past few months, I have noticed, very slowly, that one of our athletes has been slowing down.  Just a tick, and not every time we train. Because he is often with another coach, I sometimes see him only once a week. This athlete has been training with us for a while and has always […]

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Junior Golf Back Pain

The most common injury in golf is back pain, accounting for over 35% of all injuries sustained in the sport.  These are the numbers for adult golfers.  There have not been any studies on the frequency in junior golfers, but based on the fact that whenever I ask a large group of junior golfers to […]

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Let Off the Throttle

Training is one thing I truly enjoy in life.  One of my favorite parts of the week is Saturday. If I am not coaching, I sleep in, eat two good meals, open up the gym after hours to train with 3-4 of my friends who are serious athletes. I am the runt of the litter. […]

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The Junior Golf Epidemic

As Fall is upon us and school has started, the Girls High School Season has started without much of a break from the Summer grind and the Junior Golf Boys are trying to catch their breath after a summer filled with heavy travel and play. This is the time of the year that, as a […]

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The Central Nervous System in Strength and Speed Development

The central nervous system (CNS) plays the leading role in strength and speed development.  When a previously untrained athlete begins a new training regimen, or an athlete sees a shift in stimulus, changes in the CNS can be expected.  This is one reason why we shift through the Strength – Speed continuum the way we […]

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Wrist Pain in Golf… or Wrist Problem?

(originally published on www.ptstrengthcoach.com, July 2016) The wrist is an area that we commonly see golfers present with pain in, particularly when the frequency of play increases.  It is a relatively smaller joint compared to the other major ones in the body (shoulder, hips, knees, ankles) but a very important one, particularly in the game of […]

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Is Pelvic Tilting Wrong?

(Originally published by www.ptstrengthcoach.com April, 2016) An internal battle has been waging in my mind over this topic for the past month or so.  I have polled the other coaches I work with, our interns and anyone I can find who I think might have an opinion.  So I thought why not throw it out […]

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In Season Training for the Junior Golfer

With the heat of the junior golf tournament season upon us, I wanted to share with you what we are working on with our junior golfers in the hopes that you may be able to implement similar strategies to stay powerful and healthy through this very dense part of the season. We get this question […]

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Shoulder Mechanics

Athletes these days, including golfers, face unique problems that previous generations didn’t have. All athletes are asked to be more powerful, more accurate, and more consistent than ever while our environments fight relentlessly against us. We, and especially children, don’t play, climb trees, carry heavy objects, or move like we used to. We’ve traded these […]

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Olympic Lifting – Pros and Cons for Golf and General Performance

The Olympic lifts are some of the more controversial aspects of fitness programs due to the extremely high level of skill required to perform them and the mobility and stability demands the lifts put on athletes. All strength coaches can agree that power development in athletes is a top priority, but there is a great deal of disagreement as […]

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Jonathan Brimfield

Chapel Hill, NC