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25.03.2014
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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I want to “Develop Core Strength” is one of the most popular terms used in gyms these days but actually understanding what that really means, and how best to train your "Core Muscles" is what we will cover with this article. Almost every week I am asked the question " I need to work more on my core, I know these functional movements are great but I think I need to spend more time working on my core". Or even better than that, "my physio says I need to work more on my core". I then ask them “what do you mean by core exercises?” And the response is some type of plank, crunch, leg raise etc etc. These are all forms of isolated abdominal training, not core training. Which although these exercises can be great initially to activate inner unit core muscles which can be very weak, there MUST be an end goal of progressing to Standing movements where you are using a combination of inner unit stabilizers with outer unit prime movers. We have all been corrupted by the body building way of thinking and using muscles in isolation, instead of thinking about how the body is designed to move.

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23.03.2014
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Getting people to do a warm up before exercise is usually a difficult task and for people playing golf it is even more so. Most people completely ignore the warm up and go straight into hitting big drives, and doing crazy stuff that not only leads to injury but will definitely reduce your driving distance and ability.

A good Golf Warm Up will prepare your joints, muscles and more importantly groove the nervous system into producing a consistent movement that can be replicated over and over. Because if there is one thing that a golfer would like to have it is, CONSISTENCY!

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23.03.2014
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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At No Regrets Personal Training we have spent almost 10 years developing skills, techniques and programs in the areas of rehabilitation, core strength and functional movement. So it was just a matter of time before we evolved our methods into the area of Golf. And as of November 2013 we completed an intense 3 day course in Sydney to learn all about how to train Golf Players with specific exercises to their game to not only improve performance and improve their handicap, but to also prevent unwanted injury such as low back pain and elbow pain.

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