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: Franco Impellizzeri
Franco M. Impellizzeri works at the Human Performance Research Centre, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney. He has authored about 150 publications in peer-reviewed and indexed journals in the area of sport science and orthopedics. He started his career as a coach before becoming head of research at the MAPEI Sport Research Centre (Italy), where he took care of the training and testing of elite and top professional-level athletes. Professor Impellizzeri has also worked in the clinical setting (head of the Lower Limb Clinical Outcome Unit) as a senior research fellow at the Schulthess Clinic (Zurich), developing his research in the area of clinimetrics (patient-reported outcomes).
Professor Impellizzeri is member of the editorial boards of various scientific journals, including co-editor-in-chief of Science and Medicine in Football. His main research areas and interests in sport are training, testing, and research methods, with a particular focus on quality. He is a fellow of the European College of Sport Sciences, member of STORK (The Society for Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology), and member of the Skeptics Society. He has collaborated with international and national federations and organizations as a scientific consultant and a strength and conditioning coach. Prof. Impellizzeri has also accumulated experience as a strength and conditioning coach for athletes competing at high levels; e.g., participating and winning medals at the summer and winter Olympic Games.
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.