Bypass the Biceps
The pipes. The pythons. The gun show. The biceps might be mankind’s favourite muscle group. But do they matter in the golf swing? We asked strength coach Mike Boyle (@bodybyboyle) about them. —RK
Q What role do the biceps have in the golf swing?
A Very little. As elbow flexors, they might assist in slowing the club down after the hit.
Q Wouldn’t stronger biceps boost your swing speed?
A No. Working on them is akin to sharpening the claw on a hammer. Wasted time.
Q So what are the biceps good for?
A They might do you some good at the 19th hole lifting a beer. Other than that, maybe filling out a tight shirt.