Fitness for the Fairways

Fitness for the Fairways

Fitness for the Fairways, presented by Par Four Performance, is a golf-fitness podcast designed to deliver the highest quality training and rehab information in the industry. With help from the best strength coaches, physical therapists, and swing coaches in the country, Fitness for the Fairways will help you improve your performance on the course while mitigating your risk for injury. Check it out and go low!

Episodes

April 11, 2022 59 min
The Biomechanics of Injury and Key Movements For Increasing Clubhead Speed


On Episode 135 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Dan Thompson, a golf educator based out of the UK.

What you'll learn from this episode.

  • How biomechanics can help us identify injury risk
  • What are the most common injuries in golf
  • Key movements for swinging your club faster
  • Ask Joe Segment

  • Strategies to improve X-Factor and X-Factor Stret...
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    Research Corner: Effects of Physical Activity and Inactivity on Muscle Fatigue

    On Episode 134 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down for a solo episode for a new segment called The Research Corner

    Fatigue in golf can make those later holes challenging, especially if you're walking the course. If you can maximize your endurance it can help prevent some of those big numbers on those final holes.

    What you'll learn ...

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    Yoga For Golf

    On Episode 133 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Liesbeth Pauwels, a golf movement expert, and golf performance coach.

    Mobility is an important aspect of golf performance. There are many methods out there that can help you achieve this goal, so today Liesbeth and I talk about how to incorporate yoga and mobility within your fitness plan. 

    If you want to feel and play your best golf, this episode ...

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    On Episode 132 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Clinton Lee a Physical Therapist and Owner of Physio Strength in NYC.

    When it comes to performance, many professionals have conflicting ideas on what's good for someone vs what is not. This can make understanding what is best for YOU very difficult.

    This is where the concept of orthopedic cost vs orthopedic revenue comes from. 

    Orthopedic cost = movement...

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     The Nervous Systems Impact On The Golf Swing


    On Episode 131 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Brian McLaughlin, a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Perfect Stride Physical Therapy in NYC.

    When it comes to movement, the nervous system dictates everything. On this podcast, we talk mostly about fitness and the somatosensory system, but there is a visual and vestibular component to movement as well. 

    If one of these ...

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    Strength Training's Impact on Golf Performance

    On Episode 130 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down for a solo episode.

    What you'll learn from this episode.

  • What I learned from 1 year of fitness training and its impact on my golf game
  • The long-term athletic development of golfers
  • Get 25% off the Lift With Joe Golf Performance Program (today only).

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    Staying Active When Injured and Finding a Good Physical Therapist

    On Episode 129 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down for a solo episode.

    Returning to golf or being active when injured or dealing with pain can be tough. But following some general guidelines around pain can be paramount to bridging the gap between rehab and performance.

    What you'll learn from this episode.

  • Guidelines for staying active when injured
  • B...
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    Putting Patterns, Green Reading, and Reducing Your Putts Per Round


    On Episode 128 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Pat Bigelow, the Lead Instructor at Pure Drive Golf.

    One of golf's mantras is "drive for show, putt for dough". 

    This saying may be a little antiquated these days, but that does not mean that putting is not an important skill to have to go low. 

    If you are interested in learning more a...

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    Improving Your Short Game

    On Episode 127 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Adam Kolloff, the Founder of Pure Drive Golf.

    You can save a lot of strokes off your score with a solid short game. Nailing your approach shots, and not needing to chip more than once to get on the green are key to reducing your scores and handicap.

    Today, I chat with Adam about this exact topic, so you can shave a few strokes off your ...

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    On Episode 126 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Dan Hwang, a Physical Therapist in New York City.

    Golf is hard. 

    But when looking to get better at any skill, knowing your starting point and your destination is extremely important. Without knowing where you are going, you will never know where you might end up. 

    This is why I believe tracking your stats and setting realistic and attainable goals are important ...

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    On Episode 125 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Mike Napolean and Tyler Standifird of SuperSpeed Golf.

    Everyone wants more distance off the tees, and increasing clubhead speed is the primary way to do this.

    But there are a few misconceptions and mistakes that a lot of people make when it comes to Overspeed training, and that is what today's podcast episode is diving into!

    What you'll learn from this e...

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    On Episode 124 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Calum and Hali, the Co-Owners of Flow Motion Fitness…

    What we discussed:

  • How Calum and Hali blend strength training and mobility work into their workouts
  • Their stories on how they went from injured and immobile to feeling great and mobile
  • Hypermobility vs Hypomobility
  • Mobility Programming Principles
  • What is tightness and why do you experience it
  • How long does it tak...
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    November 15, 2021 18 min

    On Episode 123 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down for a solo episode.

    What you’ll learn from this episode.

  • How Hip Mobility Can Effect Your Lower Back
  • How to Create a Resilient Spine
  • Get access to my Ultimate Hip Mobility Program
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    Use the Coupon Code FTFF for 10% off

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    On Episode 122 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Pia Nilsson, a Golf Coach and Co-Founder of Vision 54.

    What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

  • Pia shares her favorite coaching stories
  • What are Human Skills and how will they help you play better golf
  • The importance of fitness 
  • Better strategies for practice
  • Connect with Pia:
    Instagram
    Website

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    On Episode 121 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down for a solo episode.

    What you’ll learn from this episode.

  • Why tracking your golf score trends is healthier than harping on your latest round in a vacuum.
  • What does it mean to be more resilient?
  • 5 strategies for creating a more resilient body
  • Things mentioned in the episode

  • Lift with Joe Golf Performance Program - Get 10% off the life of your membership using the coupon c...
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    On Episode 120 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Peter Creighton, a Professional Golfer on the Kerry Forn.

    What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How his background in hockey has helped him become a better golfer
  • Peter’s Fitness Routine
  • How he lost 25 lbs and got himself in the best shape possible to improve his game
  • Peter’s journey as a professional golfer
  • Connect with Peter

    Instagram

    Twitter

    PGA Player Profile

    Join t...

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    On Episode 119 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Jamie Glazier, a Mental Performance Coach.

    What you’ll learn from this episode.

  • How to identify when your mental performance is what’s holding your golf game back
  • How expectation management can help you drop strokes off your golf game
  • How to diffuse negative thoughts on the course
  • What is confirmation bias and how does it affect your golf performance
  • Connect with J...

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    On Episode 118 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Dan Hwang, a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the NYC area.

    What you’ll learn from this episode.

  • Our golf goals going into next season
  • Training Philosophy
  • Program Design
  • Ask Joe Segment:

    Best exercises for increasing clubhead speed

    Things Mentioned In This Episode:

    Arccos Golf Smart Caddie - Use the code PARFOUR at checkout to get 10% off your order

    Golf Performance Prog...

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    October 4, 2021 22 min

    On Episode 117 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down for a solo episode.
    What you’ll learn from this episode.

  • What is pain?
  • How injury occurs
  • Lessons that can be learned from being injured
  • Connect with me:
    Instagram
    Twitter
    YouTube

    Join the Fitness For The Fairways Facebook group and become a part of the community!

    Golf Warm-Up Ebook

    Every person should perform a warm-up before they exercise and play golf. It's low-hanging...

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    September 27, 2021 29 min


    This week's episode is slightly different than the rest. Joe invited four golf fitness professionals to share their thoughts on what grinds their gears about the golf fitness profession.

    Hopefully, this helps you navigate the social landscape and the insane amount of information that can be found there. Hopefully, it will also spur conversation within the industry so we can continue to grow as a whole.

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