In Sports Psychology there’s a lot of research evidence to promote the use of a ‘process’ rather than focusing on the outcomes. As strength and conditioning coaches, we too must focus on the ‘process’ of coaching young athletes. The process, or ‘PROCESS’, I am referring to here is one that Avery Faigenbaum and James McFarland presented in their feature article in 2016.
Probably a lot more than you think!
Hydration is one of those areas that golfers often overlook but one that can potentially destroy a round! In a number of athletic populations dehydration has been shown to reduce cognitive function (Grandjean & Grandjean, 2007; Wittbrodt & Millard-Stafford, 2018) – a pretty important factor that golfers need optimized out on the course!
In this blog we present recommendations based on research evidence and three goals to help optimize your hydration strategy and maintain performance on the course.
As sports science research and applied practice has developed, so too has the engagement of golfers seeking to gain advantages out on the course and indeed, some of the names above have contributed to professionals of the sport not only being viewed as golfers, but as athletes too. We have previously presented advice on where athletes of the game should be looking to monitor and optimize the moderators of internal load; these link directly to some of the areas we discuss here.
In this blog we present five areas that can help to optimize you, the golfer and ultimately, the athlete.
How do you ensure you give yourself the best chance of a full, undisturbed, night of sleep?
By looking after your ‘Sleep Hygiene’, that’s how!
We start by establishing what external and internal load are, and why it is important to monitor your golf, training, and other physical activity load.
Having read the title, you may be wondering, what does ‘daily wellness’ have to do with golf? In fact, what does ‘daily wellness’ even mean?! In this blog we will focus on the importance of understanding and logging specific items each day and how, ultimately, this can improve your golf.