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Strength Training for Golfers: A Proven Regimen to Improve Your Strength, Flexibility, Endurance, and Distance Off the Tee Paperback – Aug 15 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (Aug. 15 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616087307
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616087302
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 18.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,141,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

John Little is one of the world’s leading authorities on scientific strength training. He lives in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9a524444) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
HASH(0x9a42bfd8) out of 5 stars This book helped me get out of a serious back ... March 4 2016
By David R. Nelson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book helped me get out of a serious back injury which was due to over rotation of the shoulders on the backswing which left me with numbness and pins/needles sensation in the middle of my back on the right side I followed the chapter on "What about Stretching?" after six weeks of following a professional physical therapists recommendation for various stretching exercises. Once I follow John's recommendation not to stretch (using weight training) my symptoms started to disappear and I have made a full recovery. That one chapter is worth the price of this book.
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HASH(0x9a430d38) out of 5 stars Golfers, don't be fooled by the title of this book Aug. 5 2012
By NickG - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is not at all geared toward golfers. It is really the only reason I am writing the review, as I felt very mislead by the title. You could insert any kind of sport (or none at all) and the text would be the same. One would just need photos of people playing other sports. I bought this book because I liked 'Body by Science' so much, co-authored by Little and Doug McGuff. I still prefer Body by Science quite a lot more.

Little shares his views on strength training, diet, and macronutrient composition in the diet. I have been doing the protocol for strength training in Body by Science for over four years and it works quite well. What is described in the book does differ from the earlier book, but is likely equally effective for anyone that is looking maintain their lean mass. However, this protocol would likely take more time than necessary vs. McGuff's protocol. Little also states that one should eat 50% of their calories as carbohydrates. Naturally, this is a controversial opinion in which others have strongly disagreed, and is not necessarily backed by the literature. Some of the claims made in the book are observational, some based on research.

Check out the Conditioning Research blog (see much more research and other opinions on all the subjects covered in the book) and the Body by Science blog first. Like much of the recent research on strength training, weight loss, and nutrition this book challenges much of the conventional wisdom. I happen to agree with much of it, but as someone who loves golf, I feel that the title is quite misleading.
HASH(0x9a433054) out of 5 stars This book has nothing to do with golf fitness March 26 2013
By George Jenkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The author pushes his techniques for strength training in a general sense. There is no training guide that is specific for golfers and this is more of a generic "strength" training book. I think the title is very misleading and essentially the author proposes doing some "hold" exercises once per week to build strength. This book may appeal to people who are just starting off with strength training and want to take a minimalism approach and are prepared to try something completely different. I would not recommend this for golfers

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