After your summer you should always start with Base Training Phase 1. Your first six weeks is time dedicated taking care of the flexibility, balance, stability and core
issues that you may have. Starting with the basics, even if you have trained many years is important – compare it to building a foundation for your future house or a pyramid (see my creative drawing!). All the future work you do is based on how well you have done your foundations and that needs to be solid as a rock! Circuit training of 15 repetitions is common format and your program should include lots of flexibility and stability exercises! During this time take care of the technical issues of your swing and do basic training on your short game and putting, so if you haven’t already go and book session with your golf coach and go to work!!
Base Training Phase 2. (that usually starts ideally before January time) involves more strength work (and core) and repetitions go down. How many is ideal? I hear your asking – This obviously depends on various things; your training (and injury) history and what your goals are. You should concentrate on a few areas and get super strong! With your golf training switch your focus more towards short game and creating different shots.
Pre-season (March-April time) is all about developing further your strength and slowly getting into the power training. Your training from the previous Phases should be so solid that power exercises that involve lots of medicine ball throws, should be relatively easy to perform and you feel pretty fresh after workouts. Your golf training should be all about getting better at scoring so lot’s of playing and loads more short game!
During the golf season you will probably tend to play a lot, so this training phase mainly involves maintaining the strength and power that you build over the winter months, getting those low scores onto the score board and winning tournaments!!!
Good luck with planning your next season and if you need help with it we are happy to help!