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: Eli Sunquist
Coach Eli Sunquist is in his fifth year as the director of the Jacksonville Athletic Club, where he coaches the jumps and combined events. He is USATF Level 2 certified in the jumps and combined events, and is currently finishing up his USATF Level 3 and IAAF Level V certifications. Nicole Greene, one of his jumpers, set the Florida state record in the high jump (1.87m) in 2015, and the very next year one of his decathletes hit the left high jump standard over with his head at New Balance Indoor Nationals. You can find more about the Jacksonville Athletic Club at www.jaxtrack.com.
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.