Golf Fitness Exercises & Training Videos - Introduction

Introduction to the Level 1 RST Fitness and Golf Swing Learning program.

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Matthew
Hi Craig, Is there a good, but simple range stretching and ball striking routine that is somewhat short but hits all the key areas? - key stretches to warm up key areas - Driver/Iron/Wedge routine to get me loose and hopefully in sync. Don’t like to go on the range for more then 25-30 balls/20 mins or so pre round, but didn’t know if you had a pre round routine you could recommend. Doesn’t even have to be full swings, part could be 9-3 or whatever I would get the most out of. I’m looking for simple and effective as if it’s too in-depth I won’t stick with it ???? Thanks!
January 25, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Matthew. I would graduate through the swing. Start with a few lead arm only 9 to 3 to feel release. Add the trail hand for another handful 9 to 3. Gradually make the swing longer and then increase some rate. But, that way you will be able to feel the swing and work on basic/simple consistency before starting the round.
January 25, 2020
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William
From playing golf, I am getting a tingling sensation in my left hand like a pinched nerve or carpal tunnel. When I stop playing it seems to calm down. I am a right handed golfer and the way the left wrist is bent when holding the club in my golf swing seems to be causing this. Any advice?
October 29, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello William. There will be a slight setting and cupping at address in the lead wrist. Do you tend to have an overly strong grip? Also, is the sensation only at setup, or throughout the swing?
October 29, 2018
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William
I probably do grip the club too tight in my left hand. I also supinate in the backswing maybe too much. Do you have a video to illustrate correct grip?
October 30, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello William. We have a ton of videos about the grip. I would suggest these, but also taking a look at how the wrists move throughout the swing. The Golf Grip, Golf Grip Checkpoint Tips, Gorilla Grip, Are Your Grips Fit Properly and Using the Wrists in the Golf Swing.
October 30, 2018
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Michael
Cannot access this website. the website does not exists.
August 18, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Michael. The website has been discontinued. We have a new fitness instructor that is starting to put out newer and updated versions on the site.
August 18, 2017
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Robert
Do you have actual printable workout sheet that we can follow instead of just watching the videos and doing what we think is right? I prefer the roadmap approach to fitness kind of how the Rotary Swing is set up in a 5 step series. Thank you!
June 4, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Robert. I apologize we do not have any printable worksheets to our fitness videos.
June 4, 2017
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Jay Kapitz
In the level 1 RST Fitness and Golf Swing Learning program there is reference to further levels at www.golfconditioningnow.com/rotaryswing. This link does not seem to be working. I am looking for a program to work into my current gym fitness program that will help with flexibility and injury prevention as I continue with the RST golf program. Something that would provide guidance as to which exercises/stretches to use plus frequency per week. Also pre-driving range stretches. Thanks!
May 17, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Jay. I don't want you to think we are ignoring you and apologize for the delay in response. I forwarded this message to Chuck. The gentleman who used to run that site for us is no longer in business. I will keep you posted if I can grab some further info to help you supplement with your swing work.
May 21, 2017
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Jay Kapitz
Thanks!
May 22, 2017
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William
I had back surgery last month and am 72. Are these exercises safe for me? If not, what do you recommend?
February 12, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello William. It would be tough to say. Depends on the type of surgery and severity of injury/repair. I'm sure you physician would have a pamphlet of what is acceptable right now and what is not. I wouldn't want to recommend something that your doctor prohibits you from doing right now.
February 12, 2017
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William
Thanks, Craig. Actually my surgeon told me very little except to take it easy walk a lot and avoid bending and twisting at the waist; no lifting greater than 10-15 lbs. specifically the surgery is called microdisectomy at L3-4 minimally invasive tubular retraction. At my last visit I was told I could begin "light " swinging in about 5 more weeks depending how I feel. I was hoping to start some stretching and core strengthening beforehand. My. Abs and leg muscles on the right side have atrophied because of the pinched nerve and sciatica it caused. As I am feeling much better , I am eager to begin preparing to golf again.
February 13, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello William. I am somewhat familiar with the procedure. My L4 and L5 were torn up in my college years (6 months - 0 swinging). A little stretching should be fine. But, a lot of the videos in this category are going to involve twisting and strength building. I would wait a little bit more until light swinging is fairly easy.
February 13, 2017
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William
Got it. Thanks for your prompt and considerate responses. I' lol be back soon!
February 13, 2017
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Stephen
I see GCN have closed their doors, so their website is no longer up. Do you have another website that I can jump on for more advanced exercises. Thanks
September 5, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Stephen. As of right now we don't. But, will be happy to post once I hear of something for you.
September 6, 2016
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Christopher
I recall seeing a couple PDF links to print and track reps. Can you show me where to go for that link? Thanks!
August 9, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Christopher. For the swing, it would be under the Swing Reviews Tab - Checkpoints for Practice.
August 9, 2016
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David
I don't see any exercises that are specific to the lower back. That is one are of weakness I seem to have. Also, is it lactic acid buildup in the muscles that cause all the stiffness later in the day or the following day after a round? If so, what can I do to prevent all the post 18 hole stiffness? I know my age(63) may be part of it, but I'd like to know how I can prevent this muscle stiffness, if possible.
November 26, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello David. I would add the Bridge Exercises and the Stir the Pot (Overall Core to protect lower back). Hydration and stretching throughout the round will help with post round stiffness. Use the Deep Core Stretch a few times. A lot of the time. A player will get done with his/her practice or round of golf. Throw the clubs in the trunk and sit for a drive. When you get done practicing/playing. Take a few moments at the car. Do some core stretching and overall stretching of arms/legs. Same when you get out of the car. Don't go from active to static too fast.
November 30, 2015
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Brandon
Hi Craig, what about deadlifts for strengthening the lower back?
January 22, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Brandon. If deadlifts are performed correctly. They can be used to strengthen the lower back for golf.
January 23, 2016
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Jim
What I like to see is a 30 minute overall fitness video we can follow to stay in good golf shape, rather than different vignettes which are nice if you need to address a specific problem but are not very practical to follow for a morning workout. Do you have something like this?
February 5, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Jim. We don't have a full routine. However, we are always up for suggestions. Thanks for the input. We will consider this is a video the members might want to have.
February 5, 2015
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Jim
Thanks, another idea would be if it were possible for us users to link the routines together to customize a routine. Thanks, jim
February 6, 2015
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Grant
Hi, I'm hoping to tighten my obliques, especially the left side. Of all the oblique exercises, could you recommend one that will tighten the muscles, not just make them stronger? If that's possible. My goal is to feel a stretch in the left side during the backswing, at least at the top and use the ob's to help transition the weight to the left and assist in the upper torso rotation into the release. Thanks.
December 30, 2014
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R.J. (Certified RST Instructor)
Grant, You're actually looking to lengthen the muscles and make them more flexible. Tight muscles are slow muscles. You want your muscles to be able to fire as quickly as possible. Grant Pettigrew has a great oblique exercise on this website. The chair rotations video. Check that out. I would also recommend becoming a member to Grant's website www.golfconditioningnow.com. All of his exercises jive with the RST lessons and his work outs will allow you to optimize your body for the golf swing. Work hard and you'll be rewarded! R.J.
December 30, 2014
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Grant
Thanks for your prompt reply. I already joined the golfconditioningnow.com. Great site.
December 30, 2014
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R.J. (Certified RST Instructor)
Grant, You're welcome and keep up the good effort! R.J.
December 31, 2014
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R.J. (Certified RST Instructor)
What do we think about the Joey D Golf fitness program as a biomechanically based golf work out?
September 18, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello R.J. I know Chris has met with Joey D and he has some good material for golf fitness.
September 18, 2014
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james
Did you do the video on how to warm up without hitting balls? I found it in the latest videos but cannot now locate it. If you did not do it can you direct me to whoever did it so that I can add it to my favorites. I cannot locate in the Fitness section and as i do not know the title of the video I cannot get it using key words. Jim
August 8, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello James. I am unaware of the warmup videos. However, that doesn't mean they aren't located somewhere. My advice would be to email our fitness instructor. He can either direct you to the videos, or help you along the way. Anthony Yeung: anthony.j.yeung@gmail.com
August 8, 2014
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TIM
I love to work out. in the past my routine has been more of a body building route. back/bi chest/ tri legs. I'm not huge nor will I ever be at my peak I can get to be around 185 w/ less than 10 percent body fat. With that said that has been my worst golf season ever. is there a happy medium to play good golf and not have arms like tooth picks.
June 28, 2014
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Anthony (Certified RST Instructor)
Thanks for the shout, Craig! Tim, what has been lacking in your golf game? In other words, with your routine, do you feel you're creating issues, limitations, etc.? Or is it something else?
August 11, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hey Tim. Yes, there is a happy medium. We need a little flexibility and a little strength. If you can perform the drills on the site, then you are ok. If your having issues, then its something we might need to tackle. Our fitness instructor will be happy to answer any questions along your journey. Here is the link to his page. http://www.rotaryswing.com/rst-certification/rst-instructor-bio?in=109154.
June 28, 2014

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