Athletes’ Corner

Event Training

Athletic training is a measured combination of strength, power, endurance, speed and flexibility conditioning. Of course not all forms of conditioning are applicable to all events and selecting both the right types of training and the most specific exercises is an important, energy-conserving principle.

For example, if you are runner, your event training will vary based on the type of event you are preparing for. Are getting ready for a sprint race, for a 5K, a 10K, a marathon?

The chart below will show you some examples of what you should prepare for, and what we can help you with.

The more sport-specific a training plan is, the more successful it will be, and the best results in your performance you will get.

Golfing Conditioning

Surely the average club golfer doesn’t require a golf fitness program – even those with ambitions of winning their club Championship? After all, golfers aren’t athletes… right? Wrong! Golfers (at any level) ARE athletes and the golf swing DOES require a great deal of athleticism.

Strength, power, flexibility, balance, core stability, body awareness, even endurance… they’re all physical traits that every consistent golfer (even the fair-weather players) must possess.

The benefits of golf fitness training are not reserved for the young. Golfers aged 55-75 have also benefited from strength and flexibility training – both in terms of general health parameters and their performance on the course.

For the more serious golfers, conditioning can no longer be seen as an unnecessary add-on to their practice routine. Just as a committed amateur athlete spends time on their technique AND their fitness, so must the golfer who demands to be the best they can. There is a caveat however…

In order to improve performance in any sport, training must be specific to the demands of the game involved. Of the few golfers who do appreciate the importance of physical training, most still make the mistake of following a general fitness routine.

If you want hit every shot consistently further you need to take a different approach. Not a more complicated approach. Not a more time-consuming approach, a more golf-specific approach. And we, at the Rubin Health Center can help you do just that. Call us today, 727-351-8306, and schedule your personal evaluation.