Podcast Episode 213 – All Golfers Should Lift Weights

All golfers should lift weights…but not for the reasons you think.  In this podcast, Matt explains the mental benefits of lifting weights for golfers or people who want to get better at anything.

Check out the written lesson HERE

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  1. gary Gendron

    I enjoyed your podcast, first time listener. I am a 69 yr old male that had a hip replaced 1 and 1/2 yrs ago. Before the hip went bad I carried a 6 Handicap. After the hip I ballooned to a 12 . Surgery and 1 plus years of working out brought it back to a 5. I play 2-3 times a week and practice 2-3 times a week . Any infomation that you could forward as to weight training that may be helpful to golfers as to types of lifts to focus on. Particularly for us older folks to try to maintain swing speed. I live in Minnesota where golf is limited to indoor driving ranges till maybe april.

    • Matt Saternus


      Just as with clubs, my top line recommendation is to work with someone who can give you personalized advice. That said, I think everyone would do well to focus on the big compound lifts – bench press, squat, dead lift, and rows. If you’re trying to maintain swing speed, I would add swing speed training. Specificity is king.



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