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: Brandon Marcello
Dr. Brandon Marcello has over 20-years experience in the performance enhancement industry. As a high-performance strategist, he takes forward-thinking organizations and elite athletes to the next level of their game–and careers. Having extensive involvement in both the applied and research worlds, he has implemented successful, high performance training programs for professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes. Continuing his work with the U.S. Department of Defense and Draper Labs, Brandon has recently been tasked with defining the future of soldier performance.
Most recently serving as the Director of Sports Performance at Stanford University, Marcello’s role was to oversee all aspects of athletic performance enhancement for the 36 intercollegiate sports. During his seven years at Stanford, Marcello initiated cross-department collaboration with many of Stanford’s academic departments, including, but not limited to, the Stanford Sleep Center, Center for Longevity, bio-engineering, Residential and dining enterprises, Stanford surgery, neuroscience, and the Hoover Institute.
Prior to his time at Stanford, he served as the Director of Performance for USA Softball, and implemented all athletic development programs for the US Olympic Pan American and World Championship softball teams.
In 1999 he was approached by Mark Verstegen to join him in Tempe, Ariz. to help create EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance (AP)), a world class training facility for professional and elite athleted.
Prior to his work at the Arizona facility, Marcello was a Performance Specialist at the International Performance Institute (IPI) of the IMG Academies in Bradenton, FL.
A recognized author, researcher, and international presenter, he routinely speaks around the world on a number of topics pertaining to elite-level training and performance.
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.
We know that nutrition plays an essential role in peak athletic performance, but what does that mean when it comes to the best drinks for sport? Registered dietitian Wendi Irlbeck looks at the role of hydration in athletic success, as well as the best drinks to support fluid status, muscle growth, and overall exercise recovery pre-, during, and post-workout.