Is working with weights harmful to your game – some think so!
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In recent years, there has been a lot of talk on the type of workouts some of the PGA Tour players are going through in the gym.
With Tiger Woods being beset with so many injuries, some say that working with weights is detrimental to the body, especially when relating to a good golf swing’s smooth, fluid motion. In recent weeks Brandel Chamblee, who is known for his outspoken manner, sometimes to his detriment, has criticized Rory McIlroy for his workouts. There now seems to be a minor war between the two, with Rory tweeting some workout pictures to Brandel. Personally, I feel that if Brandel had worked out a little more in the gym, he might have done better as a professional golfer. Thanks to Sam Weinman of Golf Digest for this article. I’m sure we have not heard the last of this!
Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee gets credit for raising an interesting question — Is there’s such a thing as too muchstrength training for golfers? Specifically, he asked if Rory McIlroy’s intense fitness routines might have damaging effects, especially when you consider Tiger Woods also put in countless hours working out and has since been beset by a series of injuries.
“It does give me a little concern when I see the extensive weightlifting that Rory is doing in the gym,” Chamblee told reporters in a conference call.
The comments provided some amusing fodder for McIlroy, who replied to Chamblee by tweeting a video of him doing squats. But the question remained: Is the four-time major champion doing more harm than good?