A randomized trial of traditional and golf-specific resistance training in amateur female golfers: Benefits beyond golf performance.

Imported: 02 Sep '16 | Published: 02 Sep '16

Eric J EJ Hegedus, Kelly W KW Hardesty, Kyle L KL Sunderland, Ryan J RJ Hegedus, James M JM Smoliga

Physical Therapy in Sport

Abstract: Compare golf-specific resistance training (GSRT) with traditional resistance training (TRAD) with regard to golf performance and other outcome measures.Randomized controlled study.Outpatient gym.45 female golfers were randomized into TRAD or GSRT, both of which targeted muscles active during the golf swing. Participants performed supervised training 3d(.)wk(-1) for 10 weeks.Golf performance, bone density, body composition, and physical performance tests.29 individuals (58.1 ± 2.1y; 15 TRAD, 14 GSRT) completed training. Completers were older (p = 0.048) and played golf more frequently than non-completers (p = 0.002), but were not otherwise different. Training decreased whole body fat mass (p = 0.013) and visceral fat mass... Read More

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