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The Fitness Approach to Power Golf [Mass Market Paperback]

John Carrido
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Oct 1997
Whether the handicap is 2 or 42, The Fitness Approach to Power Golf will give a golfers body -- and game -- new life. Filled with more than 100 photos and charts, this volume will help increase both strength and flexibility -- the two key factors to a better swing.

The Fitness Approach to Power Golf will give readers:
- Increased club head speed for greater distance
- Surprising rises in endurance
- Nutrition hints
- Pre-tee stretches and exercises
- Ways to eliminate lower back pain and the risk of other injuries
- A path to better overall health


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Time Warner International (Oct 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399522727
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399522727
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 18.8 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,709,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for handbook for golfers 20 May 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I found the book easy to follow and motivational. It shows the salient elements of getting fit to play golf. The best feature I found was the diagnosis he offers. If it hurts here after a round of golf do this exercise. I used to get a pain in my inner thigh that I got rid of by doing the prescribed exercise every second day for three weeks. While I haven't read every book on the market I found this one satisfied my requirements so I didn't look further.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Short on the why and the how of golf exercise 12 Nov 1997
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I exercise regulary, and have bought just about every golf fitness book. I found this one short on the theory part, like what does weight training do for golf? Also, pictures were hard to follow, some showed the end position of the exercise, some the middle or start. The title and back cover promised a 1/4 pounder and I got the kiddie veggie burger.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Short on the why and the how of golf exercise 12 Nov 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I exercise regulary, and have bought just about every golf fitness book. I found this one short on the theory part, like what does weight training do for golf? Also, pictures were hard to follow, some showed the end position of the exercise, some the middle or start. The title and back cover promised a 1/4 pounder and I got the kiddie veggie burger.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 28 May 2014
By Zuma Gwen - Published on Amazon.com
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A must read for all golfers and athletes it will make you a stronger player and healthier person
Buy it
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2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing the well informed does not already know 11 Jun 2003
By max fischer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I suppose this book does a thorough job of covering all aspects of a fitness regimen for a golfer including stretching, weight training, diet and injury prevention and it often offers golf specific exercises. If you've never really been on a consistent exercise program and don't have any other fitness books and you play golf, then I guess this book may be an option for you.
But I have two main problems with this book:
(1) First, this really is just a general fitness routine book that could be applied to almost any sport, or if you were just interested in general fitness, no sport at all. Yes, the book does approach the exercises from a golfer's perspective, but a perspective is all. None of the weight training exercises or stretches are any different from what you would read in any other general fitness book, and you shouldn't be performing them any other way lest you hurt yourself. As far as the eating tips, if the saturation of news reports in the last decade on eating a low-fat, high-fiber diet haven't convinced you to eat well, then one chapter in this book ain't gonna do it either.
(2) I think the premise of the book and specifically the book title is just wrong. It has been shown through application and studies (see my review of The Physics of Golf on this site) that distance off the tee is not affected that much by moderate amounts of muscle gain, especially the amount that one could get by lifting. Golf is a game of fluidity and vectors, not solely raw power. Some of the longest hitters on the tour now (2003) are some of the skinny young kids on the tour. I agree with the author that stretching is key, but you don't need this book for that (see my review of Bob Anderson's "Stretching").
I'm confident most people already know the basics of a good golf fitness regimen: eat healthfully, jog 3 times a week and stretch all parts of your body well before and after a round or hitting the driving range.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for handbook for golfers 20 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I found the book easy to follow and motivational. It shows the salient elements of getting fit to play golf. The best feature I found was the diagnosis he offers. If it hurts here after a round of golf do this exercise. I used to get a pain in my inner thigh that I got rid of by doing the prescribed exercise every second day for three weeks. While I haven't read every book on the market I found this one satisfied my requirements so I didn't look further.
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