By­pass the Bi­ceps

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

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.

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