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Phys Ther Sport. 2016 Nov;22:41-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2016.04.005. Epub 2016 May 4.

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

Author information

1
Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University, High Point, NC 27268, USA. Electronic address: ehegedus@highpoint.edu.
2
Department of Exercise Science, High Point University, High Point, NC 27268, USA.
3
Department of Physics, High Point University, High Point, NC 27268, USA.
4
Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University, High Point, NC 27268, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Compare golf-specific resistance training (GSRT) with traditional resistance training (TRAD) with regard to golf performance and other outcome measures.

DESIGN:

Randomized controlled study.

SETTING:

Outpatient gym.

PARTICIPANTS:

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.

OUTCOME MEASURES:

Golf performance, bone density, body composition, and physical performance tests.

RESULTS:

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 (p = 0.033) across groups, but did not influence lean mass (p = 0.283) or bone mineral density (p = 0.205). Training increased driver speed (p = 0.001), driver distance (p = 0.020), and 7I distance (p < 0.001), but not 7I speed (p = 0.160), but no group or interaction effects were present. Training increased all physical performance tests (p ≤ 0.005) regardless of group, but the seated medicine ball throw was most related to baseline driver speed (r2 = 0.384), and also most responsive to training (r2 = 0.250).

CONCLUSION:

10 weeks of supervised TRAD and GSRT provided similar improvements in body composition, golf performance, and physical performance in amateur female golfers.

KEYWORDS:

Functional training; Golf; Physical performance tests; Strength training

PMID:
27583648
DOI:
10.1016/j.ptsp.2016.04.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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