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    Posted: 26 March 2006 at 9:58pm

Last week I received my new Core Performance for Golf, dvd and workout manual.  It is done by the good folks at Athletes Performance out in Ariz.  All I can say is wow.  The workouts are based around flexibility, stability, muscle recovery and regeneration, power and strength, without using weights, or highly sophisticated equipment.  All you need is a med ball, a physioball, a piece of rope for stretching and a golf club, if a speed stick is not handy.  Can add a pair of stretch bands for about $8 and a foam roller for another $20.  I have learned much about how stability, flexibility, the core and hips provide power in the golf swing. 

The first workout I was pooped from the stretching warmup.  The stretching is very golf specific and you really get an idea of how the body funtions in the golf swing.  I have learned that I knew very little about how to stretch correctly.

Regeneration????  Helping muscles recover after a workout, or a round of golf.  Who ever heard of a way to get rid of that stiff back, tight hamstrings, or that sore feeling in the feet from walking a round.  Yes, a means to help the feet recover, by rolling the foot around on a golf ball to improve circulation.

$29.95 on Amazon.com.

 

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Hayes,

I am not finding this on Amazon. Is it the DVD package specific to Golf only that is on the AP website for $49.95?

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That's it.  I just checked Amazon.com and they have it for $49.75.  I got if from the Amazon site through a 3rd party.  My lucky day.

If you have a Border's bookstore close by, check out the book, Core Essentials, by AP.  It's $18 and has basically the same exercises with a weightlifing component to cover all sports.  The book has some full size photos of the demo exercises.    I just started to blend the weight exercises from Core Essentials with the weekly program from the Core Performance for Golf DVD.  I just can't let the weights go!

What I have gotten the most benefit from the book and DVD is the stuctured workouts for golf/sports that balances stability, flexibility, strength and power.  I have always had great emphasis on weight training and didn't even know about the benefits of stretching properly, medicine balls and doing exercises on 1-leg.  The more I have read about functional training, it seemed to be difficult finding routines to tie it all together.  This Core Performance for Golf stuff is excellent.  The stretching stuff I sent you a couple of weeks ago is real good, this stuff is great.  I'm done, my search for the perfect golf workout  is finished. 

I can honestly say, that I am seeing some positive results from incorporating the "Vijay Routine" exercises since 1/1/06 emphasizing rotation with cables and the med ball.  I seem to be hitting some balls in places that I never hit them before and have missed a few irons that should have been short and ended up pin high and several iron shots that were long. 

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Hayes,

I will look at those 2 items. What is your opinion about weights vs the new DVD program. I am debating making an adjustment. I have and use a Soloflex + free weights with dumb bells. I just wonder in your opinion if this program you are on is better for the application of core improvement? In terms of Range of motion, stability etc.

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Win,

I am struggling with the weights issue as I have done strength training for over 30 years.  The FitnessForGolf folks place the emphasis on stability, balance and flexibility with minimal lifting of weights.  The Core Performance for Golf program has no weights, other than a medicine ball.  The program in the Core Performance book places some more emphasis on weights several days per week along with a lot of the stretching, stability and balance stuff from the Core Performance for Golf dvd.  The lifting exercises were with dumbbells and things like alternating DB bench press, 1-arm/1-leg rows, lunge dropping into a split squat and something called a split DB curl to press, placing one leg on a bench about knee high and doing a curl into a press with DB's, all for 15 reps.  Notice the emphasis of methods to build stability;  alternating bench press, split squat, 1-arm/1-leg row and the split curl to press exercise.  The dvd explains the generation of power form the core and hips as more of a flexibility and rotation issue.

Athletes Performance has lots of professional athletes training at their facility including baseball players (much like golf swing) Pat Burrell, Vernon Wells, Chase Utley and NOmar Garciaparra.

Based on the positive results that I have seen from doing some of this stuff piece-mealed, I am buying into the value of a dedicated program like Core Performance.  I just need to get my ego out of the way.  I figured a hybrid of doing the golf program with a blend of weight exercises from the book wouldn't hurt.  I think Mark Verstegen at Athletes Performance would approve.

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Originally posted by hayes959 hayes959 wrote:

Last week I received my new Core Performance for Golf, dvd and workout manual.  It is done by the good folks at Athletes Performance out in Ariz.  All I can say is wow.  The workouts are based around flexibility, stability, muscle recovery and regeneration, power and strength, without using weights, or highly sophisticated equipment.  All you need is a med ball, a physioball, a piece of rope for stretching and a golf club, if a speed stick is not handy.  Can add a pair of stretch bands for about $8 and a foam roller for another $20.  I have learned much about how stability, flexibility, the core and hips provide power in the golf swing. 

The first workout I was pooped from the stretching warmup.  The stretching is very golf specific and you really get an idea of how the body funtions in the golf swing.  I have learned that I knew very little about how to stretch correctly.

Regeneration????  Helping muscles recover after a workout, or a round of golf.  Who ever heard of a way to get rid of that stiff back, tight hamstrings, or that sore feeling in the feet from walking a round.  Yes, a means to help the feet recover, by rolling the foot around on a golf ball to improve circulation.

$29.95 on Amazon.com.

 

Hayes,

Is this the DVD you're talking about?  I'm going to order it but I wan't to be sure I'm ordering the right one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AUC832/102-8074034-6448 117?v=glance&n=3375251

Thanks!

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Sammy,

That be the one. 

Last night I did one of the "light" workouts, they alternate every other day, and was fairly taxed after doing the Movement Preparation warmup consisting of about 8-10 stretches and movements like lunges with a twist, 15 easy minutes on the treadmill, and then the Regeneration stretches at the end, consisting of another 10 stretches and "awkward", movements.

I am a longtime weightlifting guy, and this Core Performance for Golf workout has seriously caught my attention and opened my eyes as to how the body functions during the golf swing.  Forget golf, how about improving the quality of our daily lives!  The program is set up with 4, 3-week phases, 6 workouts per week that consist of lifting nothing heavier than a medicine ball that is used for rotational throws against a wall.  There are some movements done on 1-leg, and I struggled with some balance and stability issues at first.  But, the more I do them, I see marked improvement.  I could not believe in the difference in the stability and balance between my left and right legs.  As stated in the dvd, it is quickly starting to balance out.

I guarantee, you will not be disappointed. 

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Originally posted by hayes959 hayes959 wrote:

I guarantee, you will not be disappointed. 



If Hayes endorses it, you can bet it's a good program.  I haven't ordered it yet, but I plan to. 

 
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Originally posted by hayes959 hayes959 wrote:

Sammy,

That be the one. 

Last night I did one of the "light" workouts, they alternate every other day, and was fairly taxed after doing the Movement Preparation warmup consisting of about 8-10 stretches and movements like lunges with a twist, 15 easy minutes on the treadmill, and then the Regeneration stretches at the end, consisting of another 10 stretches and "awkward", movements.

I am a longtime weightlifting guy, and this Core Performance for Golf workout has seriously caught my attention and opened my eyes as to how the body functions during the golf swing.  Forget golf, how about improving the quality of our daily lives!  The program is set up with 4, 3-week phases, 6 workouts per week that consist of lifting nothing heavier than a medicine ball that is used for rotational throws against a wall.  There are some movements done on 1-leg, and I struggled with some balance and stability issues at first.  But, the more I do them, I see marked improvement.  I could not believe in the difference in the stability and balance between my left and right legs.  As stated in the dvd, it is quickly starting to balance out.

I guarantee, you will not be disappointed. 

Thanks Hayes.  I plan on ordering it soon.  I've been lifting weights and running for years.  I've had to quit lifting for the past few months because I'm having problems with my elbows but I continue to run.  I need to work on my flexibility more than anything.  I wish I would've known about this DVD sooner as I could have been working on this over the winter.  I'm looking forward to getting starting.

Thanks again Hayes!

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Found it here for $29.95 (shipping was around $9).  Hopefully, it is the same product.

http://www.power-systems.com/nav/closeup.aspx?c=15&g=297 4&Core/Performance/Series

 

 

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