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    Besides golf, exercise, nutrition, weight management and learning how to play banjo.
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  1. Brian Dartmouth Nova Scotia Odyssey Triple Track 10 Impact #3
  2. Brian, Dartmouth Nova Scotia Canada Odyssey Triple Track 10 Would love to test the Heppler Tomcat 14 against the Triple Track. High MOI combined with alignment lines works for me; would the Tomcat 14’s work as well as the Triple Track’s ? Played a Ping Ketsch until the Triple Track came along, and liked it a lot. I would wind up spending even more hours on the practice green if I was selected to do this. Good luck to everyone entering.
  3. Didn’t know if you had free weights available, this the calisthenics reference. I had also been doing low weight high rep training with free weights, but had to change that up because it lead to repetitive motion injuries in my shoulders and elbows. After that cleared up I switched up to more weight and fewer reps, and that has been sustainable and lead to a greater increase in muscle mass than the I was able to achieve with the higher reps routine. It had the added bonus of taking less time than I had needed for the earlier routine.
  4. I’m impressed with your innovation in producing a sled to aid with the workout. The hours of work schedule along with the need to respond to call outs that firefighters have here makes working into a regular schedule a challenge, along with the meals that are often prepared at work are aimed at providing a lot of flavour and that often involves a lot of carbs. Is there another guy at work that you can invite to be a work out/diet buddy? Providing mutual support in person is powerfully motivating. While you didn’t mention it, I expect you are also doing calisthenic exercises as part of you work out, which can be more effective than many people realize. I also had great success with intermittent fasting. I had been on a 2 day a week 36 hour fast, but now am using a 16 hour fasts. I had gained 10 pounds since the start of the pandemic when they closed the gyms and we were ordered to work from home. I have peeled back 3 of those pounds this week with the new fasting schedule, and with gym schedule opening next week will hopefully quickly loose the rest. Please keep us posted on how you are progressing, because I know it is not easy.
  5. Anybody who thinks the Super Stick non-dominant side training makes them feel uncoordinated hasn't see me try to jump rope. I thought it would be an excellent cardio workout, until I started lashing myself with the rope! Good for you, though, there is nothing wrong with old school that works.
  6. For cardio I was doing the SS warm up followed by the Level 2 swing drill, except I was doing 10 swings each side with each club. I was doing this 3 times a week after my regular workout while the gym was still opened. The first time I tried this my heart rate hit 98% of my theoretical maximum for my age. I was able to routinely get my HR in the +90 % range thereafter. That’s not a bad cardio workout when you consider the time it takes to make 190 swings. For reference when doing HIIT I will take my HR to 110% for a brief spurt, but haven’t done that since the gym closed.
  7. 25* Celsius here today and a frost warning for tomorrow night and possibly Saturday as well. First round of the season is Saturday with a high forecast of 14*C. I know that is cold for some, but is near perfect for me.
  8. I am not there yet, since I really enjoy cooking and the more time I have on my hands the more elaborate the meal. We started working from home on March 14 and I am up 8 pounds as of today, and have started the journey back down to my ideal weight. Having the courses re-open here this week has given me the motivation to get back to my routine, but with gym facilities still closed getting my usual summer workout routine going hasn’t started.
  9. I envy you your weather. As forcast, I am sitting here looking at it snow as I am typing this. The temperature is slightly above freezing, but the windchill makes it a lot colder. However, it won't last. They are starting to come out with course restrictions and we are hoping to see courses opening next weekend, which is a national holiday here. Long range it looks like the warmer weather should start for us in the next week or so.
  10. If that was Celsius we would be complaining about the heat.
  11. Snow here yesterday (it didn't stick around) and the forcast is for snow flurries here again tomorrow. Not that unusual for us in May, but it has been cooler that usual. Once again, its not expected to stick around but between the rain and snow driving ranges are too wet to open and we are still waiting for word on courses opening.
  12. Nice to see another Canuck on board with MGS. I lived in Calgary from '78 to '96 and the tough times the province is going through right now is often in my thoughts. On an unrelated note, owing a custom golf club shop is one of those alternative careers, path less well travelled "...if I had tried this I wonder how it would have worked out..." fantasies I indulge in. I hope it is even better than I imagine!
  13. Well this forecast certainly changed. Instead of the mainly sunny we were supposed to get it has been snowing all day. On the bright side it is supposed to turn to rain later. This is turning into the winter that will not die.
  14. My course is closed, with an aspriational opening day during the May long weekend.
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