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post #19 of 23
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Depends on what your workout is.  A clean, snatch or turkish get-up is incredibly high skill. 

 

Getting the hands to calm down relative to the big boy muscles being facilitated is a great primer for golf. 

 

I love it that you stretch after hitting.  Stretching before will cause a loss of swing speed for at least 30 minutes - may not be a big deal as you warm up on the range but it's a fact. 

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21068685


Love the Turkish Get-Up but a clean or snatch would be a huge mistake IMO.  No reason to pound your shoulders after or before a round of golf.  Save the Olympic lifts for another day.

post #20 of 23

That's fair - those exercises don't pound your shoulders with correct technique.  In fact they improve stability.  So yeah just throwing random technical stuff at random people is a mistake - no argument there.  I don't see bad technique as the fault of the exercise, but the coach/athlete.

 

FYI I've done this with multiple athletes pre-game in multiple sports to great effect.  Light-ish sets with some bar speed and box jump or hops afterwards is a magical warm-up.  It's certainly not the only way but it's quite a good one.

 

Just curious - if the lifts are "pounding your shoulders" then why would you save them for another day?  All the supposed damage is incremental and chronic so why would it make a difference?  Taking joints through their full range of motion under a load that can be technically handled and using different power bands is kinda the whole point. 

post #21 of 23

If i'm playing a competitive round i'll take two days off from heavy gym work beforehand because i definately dont hit the ball well if i'm sore but for practicing i'll still go to the gym and lift heavy the day before and practice through the bit of soreness. No science to my reasoning just how i do it

post #22 of 23

If I plan to work out and golf in the same day, I will try to get my workout in first. Typically, I find that my workouts give me more energy and endorphins while golf drains a lot of energy. As a result, my workouts tend to suffer after a round of golf more than my golf suffers after a nice workout.

 

And then there's the most important thing - if I want to crack a nice cold beer out on the course, I can do so after a workout and not feel guilty about it at all!

post #23 of 23
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I love it that you stretch after hitting.  Stretching before will cause a loss of swing speed for at least 30 minutes - may not be a big deal as you warm up on the range but it's a fact. 

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21068685

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You can probably get more benefit and skip the swing speed loss with some self-massage (foam rolling or other), dynamic stretching and a few activation drills.  I included a couple videos of some things we do with athletes of all levels and sports:

 

Nice.  Thanks for the info from the SPEED clinic!  I saw a number of papers showing performance loss after passive stretching in non-golf activities a few years ago when I did a quick lit review after reading somewhere in the popular press that pre-stretching was starting to be recommended against.  I've switched to only dynamic pre-stretching.  Interesting to see an experiment directly on golfers!

 

Those videos you posted are an interesting possible addition.  I have a roller and some bands.  Maybe I'll give those a go before my next round.  Before, after, or replacing my normal dynamic stretch?

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