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Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing: The Revolutionary Biomechanics Workout Program Used by Tour Pros Hardcover – January 19, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (January 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312605625
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312605629
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #549,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Advance Praise for Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing:

“I've witnessed first-hand the way Joey works with his players. His workouts are practical, relevant, simple, and entirely golf-specific. This book perfectly captures his passion for---and knowledge of---golf fitness.” ---Zach Johnson, 2007 Masters Champion

“Golf fitness has had a huge impact on professional golf over the past ten years. This book will let you in on our plan to play better and have a longer career. Get to work.” ---Davis Love III, 1997 PGA Champion and one of the all-time money leaders on the PGA Tour

“The science of golf has evolved so much. Joey's twenty-first century approach to the sport will allow any player---at any level---to improve his or her game.” ---Jim Nantz

“Joey keeps his players fresh in mind and in body---and the fitter you are, the better you’ll feel, and the lower your scores will be.” ---Ian Poulter, 2004 and 2008 European Ryder Cup Member

About the Author

Joey Diovisalvi is the head strength, conditioning, and biomechanics coach at the PGA Tour Academy at TPC Sawgrass. He has been on the PGA Tour for over ten years and has worked with dozens of pro players, including Vijay Singh, Ryuji Imada, Pat Perez, and Chris DiMarco. He worked with Vijay Singh for seven years, helping him to become the number one golfer in the world. He lives in Jupiter, Florida.

Steve Steinberg is a fitness writer and a contributing editor at Men’s Journal magazine. His work has appeared in GQ, Best Life, and Smart Business magazines. He’s also a certified personal trainer and the owner of Black Belt Fitness Personal Training in Waltham, Massachusetts. This is his second book.

 


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It has help improve my game.
Anthony McElrath
The workout outlined in the book was great and has helped to get my body in shape for the golf season.
Robert Breum
The book is very informative and easy to read.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Doc John on December 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I am a physician who has acquired and read a number of exercise books, several of which are reputedly golf specific. They all have exercises that will work. The collectively biggest drawback to all of them is that when one looks for golf-specific exercises, one gets a list of basically every exercise in the book. No one who works for a living would have time to do the exercises regularly, and still play golf.

Joey D has taken a significant step forward by designing a series of workouts which, if done regularly, will cycle someone throught the entire series of exercises. Moreover, each daily exercise set can be completed within about a 20 minute period of time. Joey does not throw out every exercise known to mankind and then leave it up to the reader to design a program, he develops and provides the program for the reader.

Though I passed most of the simple fitness tests, I opted to do the entire program. It was an easy step to add three weekly workouts to my daily morning treadmill routine, the materials needed are few, inexpensive and readily obtainable, and my body tells me the next day that the exercises are effective.

I don't mind the pictures, I think they are functional and can be understood if assessed in combination with the text. Anyone who would go to this book looking for detailed biomechanical assessments needs to rethink the target audience for the book.

I would make several suggestions for improvement: [1] make it available on Kindle; [2] make it available in video format. Aside from that, it is a book that does what it is intended to do; it provides a series of exercises that are helpful for strength and flexibility, and it provides a process that any working person can fit into an otherwise busy schedule.

Thanks to Joey D
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Fawn Halko on February 9, 2010
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i am a personal trainer, and have just taken up golf this summer...this book is basically a 6 -pt evaluation and has several exercises listed to fix each..really about 2 minutes of reading for someone with a reasonable knowledge of exercise..i was hoping that it would have some insightful biomechnic info, but it doesnt..eval was BASIC to say least.. good quick read maybe useful for someone w/ minimal exercise experience..not a fan of authors writing style humor..sorry.. it gave me a few idea
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Miller Lite Golfer on May 3, 2010
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I think the excersises would be very beneficial. Problem is the black and white photos are small and hard to make out. The written descriptions are fine as far as they go but it's hard to know exactly how to do them without better photos.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 1, 2013
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Easy to follow, noticeable difference within days of the first workout. Joey D knows his stuff. I've never felt better of swung the club more freely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By david b richardson on October 14, 2013
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Joey D lays out a very detailed program anyone can follow and apply. The exercises certainly help the swing as in a few weeks I've noticed improvement in my own swing from takeaway thru finish. thanks Joey D!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Perry on September 22, 2013
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Forget the new 400.00 drivers, new putters and latest swing gadgets. If you REALLY want to improve your golf game you need to prepare your body to handle a golf swing. You don't have to devote your life to working out or spend hours in the gym. If you can set aside 30 to 45 minutes, 3 days a week, AT HOME, this book will get you there. After only 3 weeks, still on the beginning program, I have seen dramatic results in my ball striking, movement and stamina on the course (and I am a 10 handicap already).

This is one "golf" book I think that is worth every penny. But DO NOT BUY THIS if you are not willing to Putin the minimal work required. You will not improve by simply reading this book and looking at the pictures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Golfermom on March 19, 2013
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This book is well written, informative and specifies a targeted muscular fix to a swing problem. It just makes sense.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christopher D. Scheno on January 24, 2013
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While Joey Diovisalvi and Steve Steinberg's "Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing" isn't the first golf book to address the biomechanical body/swing link, its' simply-explained and appropriately-depicted exercise regimen is easy on the eyes, with plenty of "how to do it" photos (featuring PGA pros in most, and Joey in others), and its' overall philosophy is easy to "get." They handle the "rocket science" part, and present you with a variety of exercises catering to your body/swing fix. The overall tone is conversational, and, at times, downright snarky, kind of what you'd expect to hear at your chosen "19th Hole" upon asking a pro for some free swings tips.

To get to what needs fixing, the reader must do a "biomechanical assessment" of themself. This brief yet self-informative six-step assessment lets them know where they stand in terms of range of motion, strength, rotation, etc. The assessments are simple, and all six take all of six minutes or so to complete. Subsequently, the reader picks and chooses from a variety of "prescriptions" that cater to their specific diagnosis, and then it's exercise time. To get them done, all one needs is an 8-lb medicine ball, a 65-centimeter stability ball, a pair of 5-lb dumbbells, and a resisitance band. These are all available at your local sporting goods store. No doubt, the reader will probably have the last item, a golf club, lying around somewhere.

In addition to your self-prescribed exercises, the "Joey D. Dozen," a twelve-pack of various exercises, addresses all the body parts, and he advises incorporating them into one's regimen to gain full benefits.
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