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GOLF SPECIFIC EXERCISES AND TRAINING TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME AND PREVENT INJURY

Written by: Nick Jack
Category: 2014
on 23 March 2014
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At No Regrets Personal Training we have spent almost 10 years developing skills, techniques and programs in the areas of rehabilitation, core strength and functional movement. So it was just a matter of time before we evolved our methods into the area of Golf. And as of November 2013 we completed an intense 3 day course in Sydney to learn all about how to train Golf Players with specific exercises to their game to not only improve performance and improve their handicap, but to also prevent unwanted injury such as low back pain and elbow pain.

We are one of only a handful of people in Victoria officially listed as a Certified CHEK Golf Performance Specialists!

There are many Personal Trainers who claim to train golf players but there are not many people in Australia who have completed this intense and highly specific course.

So What Does It Mean To Be A CHEK Golf Performance Specialist?

Most golfers know that an effective exercise program and correct training can prevent injuries and can ultimately lead to a better golf game. When consulting the advice of a personal trainer or physical therapist to achieve better results, it is important to choose a trainer that has a solid understanding of golf. After all, a baseball player wouldn’t dream of going to a football coach to get out of a hitting slump.

A CHEK Golf Performance Specialist focuses on improving function through correct training. Without a doubt, the only way to improve a golf game is to improve the actual golfer: the ways they stretch, swing, and train. After all, many golfers will spend almost $5000 on clubs they can’t even swing correctly!

Paul Chek, author of The Golf Biomechanic's Manual and founder of the C.H.E.K Institute in San Diego, CA, designed the CHEK Golf Performance Specialist advanced Training Programs to teach his technique to fitness trainers, health professionals and golf pros.

To earn the title “CHEK Golf Performance Specialist”, a person must first demonstrate extensive knowledge and grasp of the C.H.E.K System for developing golf performance and be able to address golf-specific conditioning needs. To prove their knowledge, they must also pass a rigorous written exam and practical application.

Paul Chek is one of the most sought after conditioning and rehabilitation consultants in the world. Melissa and I have met him several times and completed several of his training courses with him and are always blown away with awesome knowledge and content.

Dan Hellman is a CHEK faculty member and he presented our Golf Course in Sydney. His knowledge is equally amazing and his DVD on Breathing For Exercise is one of the best DVD’s I have ever watched. Dan also is a highly skilled Golfer himself with a handicap of 5! I highly recommend to check out his You Tube channel which is packed full of great videos and tips for exercises to help golfers.  http://www.youtube.com/user/H3Holistic

Paul Chek is respected not only because he promotes proper self-conditioning and training, but because his cutting-edge techniques also prevent more injuries.

"Unlike golf, bodybuilding does not include a functional component; success in bodybuilding is not dependent upon precision timing, control, accuracy, or skill," Chek writes in “The Golf Biomechanic's Manual”. 

He maintains that by following a carefully designed program, conditioning the golfer specifically for the game of golf, the risk of injury can be significantly reduced, and the ultimate result is a better score.

"With successful application of scientific conditioning principles, today's golfers may, for the first time in over thirty years, approach lowering their golf scores," Chek writes.

 

So you can see being a CHEK Golf Performance Specialist is much more than your normal personal training session. To book a free consultation click the banner below.