Strength and conditioning for golf
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Strength and conditioning (S&C) training prevent some athletic injuries because of its favourable effect on the physical strength and function of the various musculo-skeletal tissues. A higher body mass may be helpful to counteract the momentum of the golf club in the swing. Range of motion and neuromuscular capacities are associated with clubhead speed and skill level. Generic S&C training can improve golf performance on unfit golfers. Higher clubhead speed has shown to be strongly associated with better golf handicap for amateur players. Several S&C training studies have also reported increased clubhead speed or striking distance after a period of strength and/or flexibility training. The effect of strength training on the rate of force development (RFD) depends on how the strength training is performed and the subject's fitness status. When a bodybuilding-training method was compared with maximum and explosive strength training, it was found that bodybuilding resulted in the largest hypertrophic increase.