Many people think of golf as a relaxing, laid-back sport, but at the elite level, a golf swing is one of the most explosive, complex movements in any sport. Coach Jeremy Golden explains how to develop strength and power in golf athletes so that those physical improvements will correlate to a more efficient swing and a resulting longer drive.
Author: Brad DeWeese
Dr. Brad DeWeese is an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science in the Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University. He spent the past eight years preparing athletes for the Olympic Games and was the strength, speed, and conditioning coach for nine athletes and two alternates who went to Sochi. DeWeese began coaching these athletes while serving as head sport physiologist for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Winter Division in Lake Placid, N.Y., and he has continued working with them since joining the ETSU faculty in August 2013.
In addition, DeWeese has overseen the physical preparation of world-class athletes for international competition in various other sports, including track and field, freestyle ski, biathlon, karate, canoe/kayak, and the marathon. He currently serves as head strength and conditioning coach for the USA Canoe/Kayak National Slalom team. Collectively, his athletes have achieved six world championships, 12 national championships, and 100 medals in international bobsled, skeleton, track and field, karate, canoe/kayak, luge, and freestyle ski competitions.
DeWeese earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Western Carolina University and his doctorate in educational leadership from North Carolina State.
Coach Alan Bishop presents the squat progression that works for his team sport athletes. It takes new (and healthy) athletes through a sequence of four types of squats that address mobility, skill, and stability while focusing on full-range training for long-term athletic development.
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