“Assess don’t guess.”
Is a very common tag line by golf professionals.
And, I don’t like it.
Let’s dive in.
What is a Physical Assessment?
A physical assessment is a routine of exercises and movements that a practitioner will put you through, and write down your results – results practitioners say are objective, but are often far from it.
They will then compare those results to subjective standards to see whether you pass or, the dreaded, FAIL.
If you can sense from my tone, I don’t agree with the way physical assessments are utilized in the golf training world… But more on that later.
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About Carter Schmitz
I graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2019 with a business degree and a minor in exercise science. While there, I played football (as long as we consider being a kicker, playing football) and found two of the deepest passions in life - learning and human performance. Since then, I have become a certified strength coach, TPI Specialist and have had the opportunity to train hundreds of athletes ranging from the middle school to the professional level.
I believe in building humans first, athletes second.
I believe that everybody has extraordinarily high amounts of value to offer.
I believe that the pursuit of improvement will lead to growth, no matter the outcomes.
With my writing, I strive to break down and apply complex ideas in order to boost understanding, draw comparisons from seemingly separated and opposing topics, and empower growth in my readers. Knowledge and understanding are power, and they create the foundation of improvement. Moving forward, I plan on continuing to seek the betterment of my athletes, myself and my community, empowering growth along the way.
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