No doubt you’ve noticed the rise in popularity of fitness programs for the top players on all the Tours. Maybe you’ve started a fitness program in hopes of adding more power and distance, but aren’t getting the results you were hoping for . . or even worse, you end up injured and can’t play at all.
There is one primary reason for this, and I’m going to tell you all about it. But first, let me introduce myself . . .
Even though the best golf swings are graceful, at their foundation they are also an example of “controlled violence”.
RAW POWER is what you need to crush your drives, get killer distance with all your clubs, and on the occasion when you need to go deep into the rough to get after your ball.
Most amateurs who undertake a power golf fitness routine end up with lackluster results and/or getting sidelined with an injury.
They did not have a professionally designed, scientifically-based, golf-specific workout program that followed proper progressions and periodization.
My 16 years of research and “in the trenches” experience has proven to me that the optimal order of exercise phases is the progression below:
If you jump right into strength and power exercises (like most of us want to do), then you will likely either end up with more distance, but lack of consistency and control of the ball, and/or you will hurt yourself.
You don’t need to be Gumby or tie yourself up in knots. But the more range of motion you have in specific parts of your body, the more easily you will add yards with every club with consistency.
Some parts of your body need to move, while other areas need to remain still. This is what creates Torque.
As a matter of fact, all of my golfers see an increase in club-head speed and distance from these first two phases alone.
Rather, you need functional, golf-specific strength training that will have a direct carry-over to your performance on the course.
These are the exercises that add the component of speed to the mix. As I said before, all of my golfers see greater club-head speed and power within the first 3-4 weeks, and once you get to the power phase, these gains are multiplied exponentially.
If you’ve read this far, then obviously you’re serious about building your body to play your best golf ever.
Never before has it been so easy for serious golfers to get professional fitness training. The Power Golf Fitness System is a complete system that will strengthen every part of your golf game.
I left nothing to chance. The Power Golf Fitness System will strengthen the four critical areas required for peak performance and injury prevention. This is the exact system that I use with my professional and serious amateur golf clients. They’ve seen incredible results – and you will too.
Up until three months ago, I worked out almost every day. None of it translated over to an improvement on the golf course. Since switching to the Power Golf Fitness System, I have developed more functional strength that has given me a powerful and consistent golf swing. I’m hitting the ball longer and straighter than I ever have, and I’m in the best shape of my life! Amazingly, I now spend less than half the time working out that I used to! Now I always have time to squeeze that extra 9 in, and it’s all thanks to Stephen and his program!
As of today, I am down 65 pounds. I absolutely feel great. Best of all I am totally pain free!!! By the way I am playing my best golf ever. I play on the Golf Week Amateur Tour and the Golf Channel Amateur Tour and I have won a tournament on each tour, so the stretching and workouts are paying off.
“After working with Stephen’s golf fitness program, especially the stretching and power phases, I’ve gotten a significant improvement in my distance with all my clubs, while swinging with more ease and fluidity. My instructor is very pleased with my ability to keep my spine angle constant throughout my swing, which will certainly improve my consistency and scoring.”
“The biggest improvement I’ve noticed occurs after playing 18 holes of golf. I have more energy and am not tired at the end of a round. There have been a few times when I play more than one round of golf in a day and I’m able to finish as strong as I start. In fact, I feel as if I could play more golf if I wanted. Also, my back isn’t sore the next day. I’ve been able to hit the ball further, with less effort. My drives are now averaging around 275 yards (I even hit a 320!) The people I golf with have noticed.”
“I initially came to Stephen as a post-rehab client to get rid of my chronic low back pain, and to be able to play golf without hurting for three days afterwards. I was able to achieve all of that and a great deal more. I am now stronger than I have ever been in my life, and am no longer limited by my back.”
“Stephen Ladd used his expertise to provide a personalized fitness plan for my unique golf challenges and goals. His dedication and motivation to achieving the best in all levels of competition is contagious. He helped me prepare to train and compete at an intense level. I entered the world of collegiate golf knowing how to train and assured in my preparation. Stephen was a motivator, coach, trainer and supportive companion, spurring me on to accomplish my… Read more…