Everyone in the sports field likely knows the importance of tracking data to measure athletes’ progress over time. But useful metrics vary from sport to sport, so how do you determine what to measure, and how do you actually collect the data? Coach Chris Finn walks readers through the steps to implement useful and effective data collection at their own facility.
Speed is a skill that gives golfers an obvious edge, but what is the best way to train for it? Coach Chris Finn scoured the available research to determine the utility of overspeed training for golfers and whether it is better to apply low or high volume overspeed training protocols.
To define conditioning for golf, start with sport performance. What are golf’s physiological demands on the body? Coach Chris Finn provides the answers and offers a strong case for why and how golfers should train for peak performance rather than aerobic conditioning.
Eccentric flywheels offer rotational athletes more effective and efficient ways to increase club speed safely than the more popular methods many are using. Coach Chris Finn explains the results of his team’s recent study looking for better ways to train golfers and other rotational athletes for performance gains.
A decade ago, unstable surface training was all the rage, and Coach Chris Finn was one of its biggest fans. Fast forward to the present, when Finn, who trains golfers, explores the origins and research surrounding this training modality to determine whether it actually has value for rotational power athletes or any other power athlete.
Coaches in rotational sports don’t all agree on the best type of training to make the greatest improvements for their athletes. Chris Finn trains golfers, and in golf, what ultimately matters is club speed. In this article, he explores the latest science on training rotational power, looking at strength training, specific exercises, medicine balls, and more.
Chris Finn discusses the shift in golf from “good ol’ boy” science to an acceptance and understanding of the value of both data and performance training for speed and power.