the golf-fit lexicon


A few definitions to help you with some terms that you might hear during or read after a session with Dan

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Resting Heart Rate (RHR): your heart rate at complete rest. Usually measured by taking your pulse right after waking up. Ideally, you will take readings over several days to get an average.

Maximum Heart Rate (MHR): the maximum heart rate achieved during activity based on your age. 

Heart Rate Reserve (HRR) Method: a technique used to establish safe training zones, based on age and resting heart rate. GOLF-FIT will use the HRR method in combination with canfitpro FITT recommendations to establish safe aerobic and anaerobic training zones.

Heart Rate Variability (HRV): an important marker that establish autonomic system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) activity while the body attempts to re-establish homeostasis.  HRV is established using a heart rate monitor (such as the Polar H10) and a mobile application (such as EliteHRV).

HRV can be used to establish whether overtraining is occurring.

Homeostasis: a perfect balance achieved by the autonomic system, which.





Lower crossed syndrome: a postural issue where the lower back is rounded (lordosis) due to tightness in the hip flexors, and weaknesses of core abdominal muscles and disengagement of gluteal muscles (a.k.a. gluteal amnesia)

Upper crossed syndrome: a postural issue where the upper back is rounded. Individual with upper crossed syndrome, typically have very tight trapeze muscles and upper abs.

Gluteal amnesia: a term coined by Dr. Stuart McGill, world renowned lumbar researcher, which can describe the disengagement of gluteal muscles. Common in both trained and untrained individual. Gluteal amnesia can lead to lower crossed syndrome and overuse (or mechanical) injuries due to the body's inherent compensatory mechanisms.

Resistance training: exercises used to increase strength, which can make use of weights, resistance bands, your own body weight.

Mobility training: 

Dynamic stretching:

Static stretching.

Golf SWING mechanics

Kinematic sequence:  the order in which you transition from the top of swing. Ideally, you want the following order hips, torso, lead arm and then hands.

Hip bend

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