This program was created by Holistic Health Practitioner Paul Chek, author of The Golf Biomechanic’s Manual and world renowned for his expertise in corrective exercise, high performance conditioning and integrated approach to health and well-being. The entire program is based on the same techniques used by Paul Chek and the CHEK Faculty with their clients,including some of the top PGA and LPGA players on tour today.
Why Condition Specifically for Golf?
Golf is one of the fastest growing participation sports in the world. And golfers will do anything to hit the ball longer and lower their handicap! Golfers regularly spend as much as $4,000 on a set of clubs, hoping for an extra few meters on their drive.However, despite all the technological improvements in golf equipment, plus all the gadgets and gizmos available today, the average handicap for both males and females has not dropped in the last 20 years. So much for technology.What golfers are now discovering is that the clubs don’t play the game, the golfer does!
The only way to achieve a lower handicap is to improve the function of the golfer: the person who actually swings the club! As in any sport, golf places specific demands on the body. For example, a full golf swing places such a load on the body that it is equivalent to a four-repetition-maximum (4-RM) lift in the gym.This means lifting a weight that you can only lift four times before you fatigue and cannot continue. Yet a golfer may swing his golf club 60 times or more in one round of golf! General exercises will not address these issues, neither will a machine-based conditioning program. In many cases, such programs can actually decrease the performance of the golfer!
The C.H.E.K System of Golf Conditioning The C.H.E.K System is designed to address golf-specific conditioning needs and in doing so, improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. Using detailed assessments and personalized programming, the individual issues of each client can be identified and addressed. Over the five-day workshop, you will learn how to:
- Assess the golf swing from a biomechanical and postural point of view.
- Test a client’s flexibility and apply the correlating stretches.
- Use the Flexibility-Stability-Strength-Power conditioning progression to optimally improve golf performance.
- Instruct dozens of key stretches and exercises.