Listen to Vince DiSaia talk about who will benefit from reading Golf Anatomy. Dr. Vince DiSaia is a strength and conditioning specialist and chiropractor specializing in fitness and therapy for elite golf performance. He helps players achieve complete golf fitness through performance therapy, biomechanical analysis, physical fitness, and nutritional optimization.
Listen to Vince DiSaia talk about the detailed anatomical illustrations and how they show what muscles are used in the golf swing. Dr. Vince DiSaia is a strength and conditioning specialist and chiropractor specializing in fitness and therapy for elite golf performance. He helps players achieve complete golf fitness through performance therapy, biomechanical analysis, physical fitness, and nutritional optimization.
In an efficient golf swing in which the legs generate the majority of the power, large muscles contribute to force generation. The golf swing involves nearly every muscle and joint in the body. The target-side latissimus dorsi helps pull the golfer onto his target side while countering the force generated by the pectoralis muscles on both sides of the golfer’s body.
We are not saying that muscle strength does not matter, but if the individual muscles cannot communicate and work with each other, then that strength will be useless in your golf swing. To be truly golf strong, you need to have strength through the entire range of motion involved during your golf swing. As muscle strength—both individual and functional—increases, so does your ability to withstand the forces within the golf swing.
When a right-handed golfer initiates the downswing, he shifts his body weight onto his target side (left side) by positioning his target-side knee (left knee) over his target-side foot (left foot). When a golfer initiates the golf swing with her upper body, the angular momentum of the golf club forces the club head out away from the body on the downswing. It appears her hips are rotating too quickly, which forces the club out and away from the body as the trail shoulder moves forward toward...
Most golfers seek new clubs or balls to improve their swing, but they neglect the benefits of physical fitness. According to Craig Davies, author of the upcoming Golf Anatomy (Human Kinetics, 2010), golfers spend minimal time and energy improving their bodies’ ability to properly move in the golf swing. In Golf Anatomy, Davies and coauthor Vince DiSai link fitness and golf through anatomical illustrations of golf-specific exercises.
Almost 10 years before Paul Fitts published his landmark work formalizing the speed–accuracy trade-off for aiming movements, he was developing the genesis of this model with work targeted at the commendable goal of stopping airplanes from falling from the sky (Fitts & Jones, 1947; Fitts, Jones, & Milton, 1950). We begin with an overview of applied motor behavior research, with an emphasis on human performance psychology, and examine how that research gave rise to the modern discipline of ...
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