Golf Anatomy [NOOK Book]

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Features expertly drawn, detailed, full-color anatomical illustrations that highlight major muscles in action. Chapters progressively develop the key components of a good swing: mobility, stability, balance, body awareness, strength and power. Authors are medical professionals who are also experts in golf biomechanics. Golf Focus sections explain how each exercise contributed to performance on the links. Includes a chapter on exercises to prevent injuries to five problem areas-lower back, elbows, wrists, ...
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Golf Anatomy

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Overview

Features expertly drawn, detailed, full-color anatomical illustrations that highlight major muscles in action. Chapters progressively develop the key components of a good swing: mobility, stability, balance, body awareness, strength and power. Authors are medical professionals who are also experts in golf biomechanics. Golf Focus sections explain how each exercise contributed to performance on the links. Includes a chapter on exercises to prevent injuries to five problem areas-lower back, elbows, wrists, shoulders, hips.
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“If you want to improve your game and the way you feel on and off the course, this is the book for you!”

Sean O’Hair — 2005 PGA Rookie of the Year, Member of the 2009 President’s Cup Team

"Craig Davies and Vince DiSaia have a great understanding of functional anatomy and how it relates to an athlete's movement. In Golf Anatomy they assist golfers in moving efficiently for injury prevention and more consistent shot making."

Neale Smith, MS — Performance Consultant for PGA Tour Professionals, Former PGA Tour member, Canadian Tour Winner

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736096898
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: 1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 222,888
  • File size: 31 MB
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Meet the Author

Dr. Craig Davies is the director of nutrition and fitness for the Core Golf Academy at Orange County National in Orlando, Florida. He consults with the Canadian Junior National Golf Program, Netherlands National Golf Federation, Turkish National Golf Federation, and Trinidad and Tobago National Golf Association. He has worked with more than 50 professional golfers from the PGA, Nationwide, European, Canadian, LPGA, and Futures Tours. 

Dr. Davies developed the golf exercise specialist and golf performance therapist certifications through Golf Performance Therapy, a company he cofounded, which is dedicated to providing complete physical analysis, cutting-edge performance therapy, fitness program design, and nutrition consulting for golfers. He was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Canadian National Golf Performance Summit in 2007 and is a Nike golf fitness mentor. Dr. Davies was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and now resides in Orlando, Florida. 

Dr. Vince DiSaia is a strength and conditioning specialist and chiropractor specializing in fitness and therapy for elite golf performance. He received his level 2 certification as a medical golf fitness professional through the Titleist Performance Institute. Dr. DiSaia is cofounder of Triple Dynamix, Inc., a company that provides instructional DVD exercise programs for rehabilitating or strengthening the most commonly injured areas of the body. He has worked with amateur as well as touring professionals, including those on the Futures, LPGA, Asian, Japan, and PGA tours.

Dr. DiSaia has also been KVest certified, which allows him to capture and analyze 3-D imaging of the golf swing. He helps players achieve complete golf fitness through performance therapy, biomechanical analysis, physical fitness, and nutritional optimization. He currently practices in Southern California, where he lives with his wife and two sons. 

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Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 The Golfer in Motion 1

Chapter 2 Mobility for Optimal Swing Angles 13

Chapter 3 Stability for a Consistent Swing 49

Chapter 4 Balance and Body Awareness for a Solid Base 79

Chapter 5 Strength for Fatigue-Free Golf 105

Chapter 6 Explosive Power for Longer Drives 129

Chapter 7 Preventing Injuries in Golf's Five Problem Areas 149

Exercise Finder 181

About the Authors 185

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  • Posted June 15, 2010

    Golf Anatomy

    I'm a PGA golf professional and Titleist Performance Institute Certified instructor. I find this book to be very accurate and illustrations are very clear. They break down the different topics in a very clear manner. If you follow this exercise manual you will make some great improvement. Two keys are flexibility with stability. This covers both and combines them to make your time more efficient. Great book!

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  • Posted May 28, 2010

    I just read Golf Anatomy; much better than i expected a golf fitness book to be!

    i just finished my first read of Golf Anatomy and although i was tentative before starting it i was pleasantly surprised. i thought this book would be similar to a few of the other exercise books i have read on golf but it wasnt. the chapters are relatively easy to follow but there is plenty of description and explanation. they just wrote it in language i can understand.

    The Golf Anatomy book does a great job of teaching you why you should be doing each exercise as the authors give an exanple of how the exercise will help the actual golf swing.

    i have to read the book again as i missed a lot of the details but will definitely try and get my golf instructor to read this book as i think it will help him understand his students bodies and swings better.


    ACB

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