Tony Finau Talks Fitness with THP

Recently, while out in California visiting the SKLZ office, THP got to learn quite a bit about their products, goals and future. One rising superstar on the PGA Tour, Tony Finau, is a big believer in the products and programs and we wanted to find out a little more about his routine and approach.

THP: Do you think the amateur golfer would improve their game if they focused more on the fitness part in their practice routine?

Tony Finau: I know for a fact amateurs can benefit from focusing on fitness for their golf game. You can only swing as well as your body allows. I strongly believe fitness is key in overall health. Not only for your body but for your mind as well. We all know we need both in golf.

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THP: Do you focus more on muscle mass/building or stretching/flexibility?

Tony Finau: I focus more on stretching and flexibility for sure. Being flexible and mobile in golf is power.

THP: Do you focus on balance and agility and if so how/why?

Tony Finau: I definitely focus on balance. Balance is huge in any sport, even golf. Balance takes a lot of strength from your core, hips and legs. Those areas are all key components in the golf swing. I use SKLZ Mini Bands and different lunging techniques to improve my balance.

THP: How much of your time is dedicated to stretching before a round and why?

Tony Finau: I stretch 30 minutes before every round, practice or tournament. Stretching is a part of my warm up session. It’s equally as important to me as hitting balls and putting before I play. I stretch to make sure my body is alert and ready to go.

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THP: For those that travel, or do not have a lot of time or space, what would you recommend?

Tony Finau: I’m on the road all the time and I always work out in small spaces, like my hotel room. I use my SKLZ Resistance Cables as well as SKLZ Mini Bands to do full body workouts. Squats and lunges are always effective if you do them properly.

THP wants to thank Tony Finau and SKLZ for giving us some insight on the routines of one of the up and coming superstars on tour. We know THPers are looking forward to following along with him throughout his 2016 season and learning more about his preparation to be at his best.

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17 Comments

  • Pretty awesome! Interesting he says the stretching is as important to his practice routine as putting

  • Interesting thoughts from Finau. Big fan of his and hope we hear more from him about this stuff on here.

  • Tha was nice to read, thanks for the insight!

  • Interesting to hear about stretching being as important as putting for warmup. I never stretch before my rounds, but hit balls and putt. Might try this the next time out. Also, I think I want that thing in the first picture.

  • I use the SKLZ resistance bands and love them. I broke one and the company fixed it for me quickly and they do a great job.

  • Good interview. I had no idea skilz had bands.

  • I enjoy watching Tony play, SKLZ has a great ambassador in him. I will check out the bands.

  • Pretty impressive young man. I look forward to follow him in 2016.

  • Great interview JB. I will definitely have to checl put the SKLZ stuff, i like keep some kind of fitness when I’m on the road and not all places have great gyms or fitness facilities.

    Also really great to hear one of the young up and comers validating my focus on strength and flexibilty.

  • Good interview. As big a role as flexibility has in the golf swing, it is probably the most forgotten part of practice routines. I know I am guilty of it as well!

  • Awesome interview and really cool to see a bigger name use the SKLZ products. A lot of people think they’re cheap but I think they make some quality products!

  • It is great to see THP being able to interview Tony Finau. I think he’s going to be around for a long time and have a great career. I don’t always stretch the way I should before a round. Interesting to read he spends 30 minutes stretching before a round.

  • Great stuff ,I love seeing the interaction with current PGA stars .

  • I love the fact that in small confined spaces like a hotel room or even your own home, you can get the proper workout in. I’m a Finau fan and hope he has a great 2016.

    I also need to look up SKLZ products because i suspect I’ve overlooked them all this time for all the wrong reasons.

  • Really interesting stuff about the hotel room. I travel for a living and want to make use of the bands I think. Thanks THP.

  • Great read. It’s good to get insight from a pro player.

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