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: Nanci Guest
Nanci Guest, MSc, RD, CSCS is a registered dietitian specializing in sport, a certified personal trainer, a strength and conditioning coach, and a PhD candidate completing research on nutrigenomics and athletic performance at the University of Toronto. She is a global consultant to high-performance athletes, served as the head dietitian at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Toronto 2015 PanAm Games, and prepared several athletes for the last four Olympics: London, Sochi, Rio, and PyeongChang. Nanci is on the scientific advisory board for Nutrigenomix Inc., a Toronto-based genetic testing company, and she has offered nutrigenomics testing in her practice for the past five years.
You can reach her at www.nanciguest.com and on Twitter at @NanciGuestRD.
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