Behind the Scenes Look at Jordan Spieth's Gym Training
Ahead of his bid to complete the career Grand Slam at the 2018 PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth and Under Armour Golf have provided an insight behind the behind-the-scenes physical work in the gym that he goes through with trainer Troy Van Biezen.
Jordan is put through incredibly taxing, speed and power workouts designed to keep his body guessing through weight and high intensity interval training. A focus on the lower body and core has made Jordan as explosive as ever, key for a golfer who generates power from the hips. The more power that is generated through the lower body, the easier it is to use the upper body for control and hand speed, giving Jordan the ability to use his irons with pinpoint accuracy.
The 25-year-old had a disappointing Sunday at the recent Open Championship at Carnoustie, but he was quickly back in the gym, looking ahead to the PGA, working on resistance training with core stabilisation, Bulgarian squats, deadlifts, box jumps and much more are a major part of the workout to ensure he can perform at his peak for four rounds.
“I feel as physically fit this time of the year as ever…as far as how I feel this late in the season, it’s the best I’ve ever felt,” said Spieth.
Jordan and Troy have adopted an approach focusing on mobility and flexibility to give him a leg up in some of the most pressure-filled situations in sports. Jordan needs to be able to have complete focus when all eyes are on him, which means minimizing physical distractions including fatigue. Body fatigue in golf can drastically affect mechanics and results, a key reason why Jordan must maintain the best physical condition to challenge like he does almost every week.
“I can go and do a simple warmup in the gym and I just feel better if everything’s activated,” said Spieth. “Golf-specific training is different from other sports. We aren’t looking to bulk up…but at the same time we need more mobility and flexibility.”
Potential history beckons for Jordan Spieth at Bellerive. He’s certainly prepared.
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