Fitness

Progressing Your Fitness Program

The topic of this blog post is progression of your fitness program. One of the most common things I experience with my clients is that they sign up for a fitness program, go through an evaluation, get a written program tailored to their needs and then either don’t do the program on a regular basis or continue doing the same set of exercises over and over again. Both of these things are a recipe for failure and frustration in achieving your fitness goals.

Everybody who starts a fitness program has a level of fitness that is personal to them. That is why we do an evaluation before designing a program. This initial level is neither good nor bad; it just is what it is. It is only a starting point and, if you view it as that, you will have a much better chance of improving. By measuring this starting point your fitness professional is able to design a personalised program for you that will allow you to exercise without getting injured and will put you on the path towards a fitter stronger body.  Stronger bodies make it easier to make more repeatable golf swings.

Now that you have a program, we need to discuss why progression is so important. Good programs are designed to gradually progress your overall strength and fitness level.  As you complete exercises your body adapts to the load that is being put upon it and gets fitter and stronger. If you do not continue to make the load more difficult by lifting more weight or making the exercise more challenging you will tend to plateau and not see the gains for your effort. By gradually increasing the amount of weight you are lifting you will continue to challenge your body and it will continue to adapt and grow. This is the main reason why there needs to be a progression element to your fitness training program.

Another reason why you want to have a progression and change the element to your fitness training program is the fact that you want to challenge yourself and keep yourself interested in your training. It can be easy to become bored with your program if you are doing the same things over and over and you may become stale and lose the motivation to exercise and continue to achieve your fitness goals.  By monitoring and adjusting your program you will not get bored and will continue to stay motivated giving  you a much better chance of seeing improvement in yourself.

 

The pictures that are shown above are of the same golfer that I have coached in the past over a period of time. It clearly shows a drastic improvement in her ability to maintain a good bridge posture and an increase in her strength as she is able to add weight in the second picture. This golfer struggled to complete even basic, body weight, exercises when she first started training with me. However, through hard work and determination she gradually improved her ability to complete the exercises we prescribed for her. She slowly added more weight and made the exercise more difficult and she is now a very fit and strong golfer.

This is a classic example of the improvement you can make to your level of fitness and strength by persevering, being dedicated, working hard and applying the progression theory to your training.

Until next time,

Brent Davis

Brent Davis

Brent Davis

PGA Professional

Training & Education Coordinator
PGA Centre For Learning Performance
Melborne, Victoria, Australia

Email: brentdavis@pgamember.org.au

 

Fitness Archives

Fun In Fitness Training

Fun In Your Fitness Training If you have been following my blog posts on this website, you are probably getting the message that fitness training for golf is important. Well, I will emphasise here again that it is very important, both to your golf and your general...

read more

Golf Fitness, Is It For You?

Golf Fitness, Is It For You? There has been a lot of coverage lately in the media and on social media about golf fitness and the training that certain tour players complete. Some of the comments made have been negative towards fitness training for golfers and I...

read more

TEAM MFG BLOG

Sand Green Golf

Sand Green GolfI grew up in regional Australia and I was visiting my home town over Christmas and I took a drive around all the golf courses I had played as a junior and amateur golfer around my home town. In Australia...

The Search For Your Golf Ball Shortens | Rule 18-2

The Search For Your Golf Ball Shortens |  Rule 18-2 As you all know by now, there has been a major revision to the Rules of Golf.  After an extensive review, the R&A and the USGA have modernized the Rules of Golf...

Golf Match Play-Think A Different Way

Golf Match Play-Think A Different Way   Playing match play golf has been around for centuries.  With a handicap system to equal the field, just about anyone can beat anyone on any given day. That's what makes it...

Dustin Johnson Victorious Despite Rules Controversy

  After several near misses, Dustin Johnson finally closed the deal and won the 2016 US Open at Oakmont Country Club.  Added to the pressure of trying to win the US Open was a possible penalty lingering over his...

Does Your Ball Marker Size Matter?

Does Your Ball Marker Size Matter? A current fad in golf is to mark one’s golf ball with a poker chip or a poker chip sized ball marker. This brought up an interesting question with regards to “size” or “type” of...

What Is A Caddie’s Responsibility Under The Rules of Golf?

In this post we discuss what a caddie's responsibility is under the rules of golf.  Rule 6, The Player, is one of the Rules that deals with a players responsibilities during a stipulated round of golf.  Rule 6-1...

The Origins of The Masters Theme Song

The Origins of the Masters Theme Song So where did the Masters theme song come from?  That iconic music you hear every year around Masters time.  So soothing and peaceful. Makes you think of azaleas, beautiful green...

Anchored Stroke

For those using the anchored putting stroke, it is getting to the end of the line for you to use this type of stroke. As you may remember, when golf's ruling bodies, the USGA and R&A, announced the ban on anchored...

Better Distance Control On Wedge Shots

Better Distance Control On Wedge Shots   One of the things I am often asked is:  "How do I get better distance control on wedge shots?" At Boyne Mountain Resort we have installed Northern Michigan's first Wedge...

Play Faster Golf

Play Faster Golf   A movement across America in the last several years has been finding ways to play faster golf.  One of the main reasons why golf has been on the decline lately is because people don't feel they...

Refusal To Look For Original Ball

While working a stroke play tournament this summer I was called over by a  player to make a ruling.  At a par - 4 hole, Player A hit his second shot into a dense thicket behind the green.  Since the ball may be lost,...

Use The Tee Drill For Better Chipping

Better Chipping |  Use The Tee Drill   In this video Mike Fay shows you a great drill to help you with your short game.  This video was featured on Mike Fay Golf Live. Bad short game shots could be the most...

Hitting The Center Of The Golf Club Face

Hitting The Center Of The Clubface   Until the past several years we really didn't know how important hitting your golf ball on the center of the golf club face really was.  Through the magic of technology, we now...

Club Replacement & Normal Course Of Play

Club Replacement and Normal Course of Play During the second round of play of the 2015 WGC - Cadillac Championship a frustrated Rory McIlroy hurled a golf club into the water in anger, playing the remainder of the...

How To Take Relief From Immovable Obstructions

How To Take Relief From Immovable Obstructions In the Rules of Golf an obstruction is a movable obstruction if it can be moved without unreasonable effort, without unduly delaying play and without causing damage. ...

The Use Of The Provisional Ball Rule

  The Use Of A Provisional Ball This is the next in the Playing By The Rules Video Series.  Mike and Frank discuss the proper way of using a provisional ball.   We discuss what the rule states and how to go about...

What Is Meant By Testing The Conditions of a Golf Hazard?

In this latest article Frank discusses the dos and don't when pertaining to golf hazards.  Rule 13-4 Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions states: "Except as provided in the Rules, before making a stroke at a ball that is...

Where Does The Term Birdie Come From?

Where Does The Term Birdie Come From? We all love making birdies.  Who doesn't right?  But did you know the origin of the term?  Well, in golf history standards the term birdie isn't that old at all. Atlantic City...

How To Repair A Ball Mark

How To Repair A Ball Mark   The USGA has released a great video about repairing ball marks we wanted to share with you.  In the following video, find out why it's important to fix a ball mark and why doing it...

Subscribe

Never miss a new post, article, or video!
Subscribe to our newsletter Chip Shots!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow Us

Providing golf instruction, lessons, lesson, group lessons, private junior golf lessons, adult, kids, professional, learn, learning, winter golf coaching, and to Mackinaw City, Pellston, Cheboygan, Indian River, Alanson, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, East Jordan, Traverse City, Gaylord and the surrounding areas in Michigan. Best Golf Teacher in Michigan.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This