Elevate Sports Performance and Chiropractic
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Getting to know

Brad Thompson

Fun Fact

Brad participates in golf tournaments and long-drive competitions. When he’s not training or golfing, he spends the rest of his time with his family—girlfriend Sanoe and daughter Rya.

 

Certifications

  • NASM-Certified Personal Trainer
  • TPI Level 2 Fitness, Junior and Power Coach
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1
  • USAW Level 1 Weightlifting Coach
  • StrongFirst Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor
  • Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach

Q & A

How does a Vegas native end up in Iowa on a golf scholarship? 

I would like to say it was because I really like corn, but unfortunately Indian Hills Community College was the only school that would give me a scholarship.

You’ve competed in longest-drive competitions — what’s your longest drive?

418, I caught it a bit on the toe.

What is your key thought as you address a teed-up ball?

With a non long drive swing, I focus on rhythm.  With a long drive swing, I focus on trying to break the ball open.

How do you achieve that much power? What’s your secret?

A combination of proper weight training, swing technique, nutrition and recovery.  Swinging at it as hard as possible helps, too.

You like your dead-lifts. Isn’t that more of a football exercise than for golf?

Much of the power in the golf swing comes from the glutes, and its tough to find a exercise that works the glutes better than the deadlift. 

What’s your favorite coaching success story?

It's very tough to pick a favorite.  My favorite experiences as a coach are when I am able to help someone accomplish something they never thought they could. Those are the ones I get the most satisfaction out of.  

How have you seen nutrition influencing someone’s golf game?

I have seen it help someone maintain energy, mental focus, and allowed them continue to hit good shots down the stretch. Once you start to lose energy or mental focus from poor nutrition, hitting bad shots and making mental errors are a whole lot easier.

To schedule an appointment with Brad, call (702) 558-2151