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Ernie Els' Guide to Golf Fitness Hardcover – 1 Dec 2000


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  • Hardcover: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Publications; 1st edition (1 Dec. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609605437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609605431
  • Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 19.3 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,193,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SupremeDalek on 5 Oct. 2009
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I'd recommend getting "Total Golf Conditioning" instead of this - pretty obvious stuff with little of practical interest. Plus TGC has a DVD to accompany the book so you can actually see the exercises/stretches demo'd. Alright for a complete novice who has never read anything about basic strength/flexibility training, but for everyone else steer clear!
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I would not recommend this book for 2 main reasons

The exercise regime in this book focuses firstly & mainly on general fitness and then moves on to golf specific exercises.

Both parts rely heavily on access to a lot of gym equipment so unless you own it already, you're in for either a big bill for buying the kit, or an ongoing payment for gym membership.

Turning into a practical exercise regime which you can do at home or at work - without loads of equipment will take quite a bit of (mental) working out and I suspect that this has already been done well in another book
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. Turner on 28 Jun. 2007
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Fantastic book for golfers who are looking into a golf specific fitness regime. Outlines clearly what to do and what to avoid to reduce unwanted tension and injuries resulting from working out.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Ernie Els' Guide to Golf Fitness 31 July 2000
By al woodruff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As the owner of a national exercise and rehabilitation equipment company and after reading this book I give this book a 5 star rating. From the first page I realized how easy it is to follow and implement into my life. This book not only addresses excellent protocols to increase driving power, add touch, and reduce injuries, but explains WHY the exercises are done! So, if you know you weakness, or already have low back, or shoulder pain (most common), then, this book is for you! This book makes it much easier to address your weakness and then turn around and get the results your looking for out on the golf course!
The key to a successful book is the results the reader gets out of it! My hats off to the team who put this one together!
Allen Woodruff President & CEO of Synergy Therapeutic Systems
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Filler, Not Information 6 Jun. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Like everyone, I wanted to know what Ernie Els did, so I bought the book. Cover looks great, but information is a re-hash and borrowing of other books, neither original(read these concepts elsewhere) or in-depth(less exercises than the other books on amazon). The part about arranging workouts was the only worthwhile section. Golf nutrition in 3 pages? The other books out are much better, buy a new dozen golf balls instead of this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Ernie Els' - fitness for golfing 5 Feb. 2012
By Randall J Coon - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a qualified Personal Trainer (PT) and avid golfer - of all the fitness for golf books I've seen and own, which are many, this is by far the best....gym workout photos and fact a PT has designed the fitness regime for Ernie's golfing sport, is enough for me. Hard to better this type of fitness book for golfers.
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Nothing New 20 Nov. 2008
By Larry Barnett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If one has never read about fitness, then this is a good choice. If one has ever played an organized sport at a competitive level or participated in a planned workout routine then there is nothing new here. I love Els but this was very disappointing.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great workout for your golf game and your life 8 Sept. 2006
By Matt - Published on Amazon.com
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I thought this was a great basic book on fitness for your golf game. Ernie and David cover stretching, weights, cardio, nutrition, and some injury prevention. The book is less than 150 pages long, so it doesn't go into great detail on any one of the subjects, but I thought that each chapter did cover the subject adequately. The authors give two different suggested workout programs. One for beginners and the other more advanced.

I consider myself to be fairly fit and healthy, and I have used personal fitness trainers in the past. This book didn't violate any principles that I have learned, and it even taught me some things. One - is that David doesn't recommend doing straight bar bench presses for golfers. He likes either the machine or dumbbells for a chest exercise. He feels that the straight bar is too prone to shoulder injury for a golfer.

One thing I wish they had expanded on was an early mention of the three different body types, Ectomorphs, Mesomorphs, and Endomorphs. I hadn't heard this distinction before and was hoping that the book referred back to this in later chapters with suggestions on different exercises for each body type. Unfortunatley for me, it didn't refer to them again at all.

Overall I thought the book did exactly what it promised - it educated the reader on Golf Fitness. If readers follow it's guidelines and the work out program, they will improve strength, flexibility, and overall health. All of which will help lower the golf scores!!
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