LT 040 | Mitch Sadowsky – Golf Fitness
In Episode 040 of the LEO Training Podcast I interview Mitchell Sadowsky. Mitch Sadowsky is the Director of Golf Fitness at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, FL, working with professional and amateur golfers and athletes on functional, strength and speed training. A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Mitch is a Level 3 Fitness certified member of the Titleist Performance Institute, and holds certifications as an SFG Kettlebell Instructor, USA Weightlifting Level 2 Advanced Lifting Coach, Sports Performance Specialist, and holds certificates in Functional Movement Systems and Active Isolated Stretching. Some of Mitch’s clients have included PGA touring professionals Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell, European Tour players Maarten Lafeber and Gary Boyd, and Canadian Tour player Charlie Bull.
In addition to Mitch’s role as the Director of Golf Fitness at Lake Nona, he is also owner and president of Mitch11 Strength & Performance. As a part of that role, he works directly as the strength coach for Olympia High School Golf, Florida MOJO Volleyball club, and the Eckerd College Indoor and Sand Volleyball programs.
Mitch attended Ball State University receiving his Bachelors of Arts (1998) and Master’s of Science (2000) while competing for the Men’s Volleyball Team. Serving as Team Captain during his senior campaign, Mitch played in three Final Four championships while competing at Ball State.
Here’s what you will learn in this interview:
- Mitch’s background
- What to assess for and screen in a golfer
- Considerations for rotational athletes
- Thoughts on programming and why we don’t want to be sport specific!
- Working with different demographics: highschool vs. mid 20’s vs. middle age athlete
- Charlie Weingroff and Training = Rehab 3
- Athletic Development vs. fitness/conditioning
- Training, travel, and competing
- How many reps are too many?
- The similarities between volleyball and golf – “the whipping mechanism”
- Thoughts on TPI Screen, SFMA, and FMS
- Deceleration = Control and why this is critical for an athlete!
- and much more!