I was on the 2006 PGA Championship at Medinah and had the prospect to observe the ultimate Sunday parings of the day tee off. When Tiger Woods got here onto the tee the applause was almost deafening. It gave me goose bumps simply being part of what I (and doubtless everybody else) thought can be Tiger’s day, the day he gained his twelfth main.
I was a part of the Tiger crowd for about two holes and at that time we determined that it was simply too crowded. We headed as much as the fifteenth gap and stayed there till everybody got here by means of.
While we have been sitting there I had the prospect to speak to some individuals. All day lengthy the dialog revolved round how Tiger was dominating like his previous self. Eventually the dialog turned to conditioning and questioning what Tiger does to be such a strong, full athlete.
While I have no idea for positive what Tiger’s golf health program is like, I assume I could make a couple of respectable educated guesses on what his exercise routine all year long is like:
Total Body Golf-Specific Warmup
As Tiger is a really highly effective athlete it will make sense that he would do a common after which golf-particular heat-as much as put together his physique for the calls for of the golf swing. There can be two primary causes for his heat-up: To forestall damage and to extend his energy/efficiency
Static Stretching After His Workout
Static stretching is greatest finished after a exercise. There are many causes for this, however maybe crucial purpose is as a result of after a exercise static stretching may help to calm the nervous system and sign to your physique that the exercise is over.
Cool Down After Every Workout
Closely associated to the purpose above, Tiger’s settle down in all probability includes a gradual decline in motion depth in an effort to regularly deliver his physique out of exercise mode and put together him for restoration. Stretching, mild motion and common flexibility coaching, when the muscle tissues are heat and receptive to static stretching, could also be a big a part of his calm down so he can get well quicker.
The work to relaxation ratio in golf is extraordinarily skewed. You may “work” for one second with very excessive energy output ranges after which you have got perhaps as much as H minutes to relaxation earlier than swinging once more.
One of Tiger’s primary objectives is to take care of as excessive of an power degree as potential for so long as attainable to make sure that when he wants these bursts of rotational energy there’s sufficient fuel within the tank to offer it. General cardio coaching would in all probability be an enormous a part of creating the overall power ranges and endurance wanted to carry out nicely over 18 holes over many days week in and week out.
Basic, Compound Movements During The Off-Season
Tiger would in all probability give attention to basic power coaching in the course of the low season to provide each his physique, nervous system and thoughts a break from the extreme coaching calls for of the golf swing and season. Basic actions within the health club would assist him maintain his power ranges up whereas additionally serving to to maintain his physique sharp.
Longer exercises can be acceptable right here as a result of a minimal apply, enjoying and/or journey schedule. Complete bodily, psychological and emotional restoration can also be extra probably on account of lowered stress ranges.
Golf-Specific Power Exercises During The Season
As with any elite degree athlete, the in-season focus will in all probability be on golf-particular power, energy and adaptability actions. The coaching would concentrate on rotational actions at a better velocity. Most of the actions would in all probability even be accomplished in a really golf-particular posture.
Shorter (lower than an hour), extra intense exercises can be anticipated right here resulting from a busy apply, enjoying and/or journey schedule. Complete bodily, psychological and emotional restoration is much less possible on account of elevated stress ranges.
Dynamic Flexibility Training Year Round
I can see Tiger doing golf flexibility coaching yr spherical. Being an influence golfer requires velocity, power and adaptability. While Tiger would get a very good quantity of dynamic flexibility coaching out of his common golf exercise program he would additionally in all probability spend time engaged on his general, complete physique mobility.
While none of us will in all probability ever know what Tiger Woods does in his golf exercise packages, it’s a protected guess that most of the factors talked about above are important elements of his golf efficiency enhancement plan.
By Jason Krantz