Hey I have a question. What would be the best way to weight train for a golfer. Let’s describe the game of golf physically. It consists of anaerobic, short-of-failure, muscle bursts that include the entire body. These bursts are repeated about 100 times a round give or take 20. In between these, is a period of low speed walking where an individual walks up to somewhere around a mile around with 40 or so pounds on their back. I think that covers all the bases.
You see i have a friend who is a golfer, (so am i, i train traditional split style) and we had a go around of training that lasted about two months. I basically introduced him to the basic lifts and tried to get him to learn the moves as best as he could. I tried to train him basically using Westside style , but the problem is, he has a problem with the DOMS he usually experiences and how it affects his game. He has never been in any other sports, or really ever done anything active so him and DOMS don’t mix mentally with him.
I have convinced him to have a second go around and i want him to see improvements, not only in his body, but his game. I found a workout on the web for golfers, but it seems incredibly low in volume and intensity and i’m wondering if it will even do anything, here it is.
Seated Barbell Twists 20 reps
Lat Pulldowns 10 reps
Skullcrushers 20 reps
Wrist Curls 20 reps
all for two sets each and this is to be done twice a week. My question is if i should have him workout like this, or just give him a standard workout covering all the muscles and keep the reps high for anaerobic endurance and intensity low, or if i should just train him straight up with ranges from high intensity to low with i guess relatively low volume so he doesn't bitch.