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Nice thread OG!

 

My goals are:

 

1. Rehab my shoulder (seem to have lost some mobility there, and therefore my swing speed is suffering.)

 

2. 7 days a week Yoga.

 

3. A solid workout routine.

 

4. 1-2 hour of golf practice during the work week, at least 2 rounds a week.

 

5. Find a putter that works for me.

 

6. Meet and play a round or two with some MGSers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just want to say I'm impressed by the number of responses centered around getting fit .. I wish you guys well with this and hope you stick with it .. it's the BEST thing you can do for yourself (benefits to golf game and swing speed will follow).

 

Re: a comment about a big guy cracking it at the range...

 

When I'd first started with golf I went to the range (with a set of ladies clubs I'd acquired from my late Mom) to try and figure out how to hit the ball. I think I needed the driver to get to the 50 yd marker! But I'll always remember the sound of this *CRACK!* from the other end of the range .. seriously it was like I was standing right next to ((..name your favorite pro home run slugger..)) putting one over the center field wall and out into the parking lot!!

 

Well I look over and this is a big boy. I mean .. large. Maybe like 5' 10" but well into the upper 200s, maybe 3 bills large. Wide all around .. big, thick chest with a bigger belly and big arms.

 

Now I'm kinda short and scrawny so an immediate conclusion that came into my mind is that if I ever wanted to make the ball go I would have to (1) learn good technique and (2) stay in shape to (literally) support that swing technique.

 

I really don't know what my max distance is .. and hopefully my swing is still evolving and so my distance still improving a bit .. but I will gladly trade off having a 300 yd drive for being able to walk the course, and walk in and out of bunkers, and walk up and down hills to get to my ball.

 

Ha anyway, long disconnected ramble aside - good luck guys!!!

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Just want to say I'm impressed by the number of responses centered around getting fit .. I wish you guys well with this and hope you stick with it .. it's the BEST thing you can do for yourself (benefits to golf game and swing speed will follow).

 

Re: a comment about a big guy cracking it at the range...

 

When I'd first started with golf I went to the range (with a set of ladies clubs I'd acquired from my late Mom) to try and figure out how to hit the ball. I think I needed the driver to get to the 50 yd marker! But I'll always remember the sound of this *CRACK!* from the other end of the range .. seriously it was like I was standing right next to ((..name your favorite pro home run slugger..)) putting one over the center field wall and out into the parking lot!!

 

Well I look over and this is a big boy. I mean .. large. Maybe like 5' 10" but well into the upper 200s, maybe 3 bills large. Wide all around .. big, thick chest with a bigger belly and big arms.

 

Now I'm kinda short and scrawny so an immediate conclusion that came into my mind is that if I ever wanted to make the ball go I would have to (1) learn good technique and (2) stay in shape to (literally) support that swing technique.

 

I really don't know what my max distance is .. and hopefully my swing is still evolving and so my distance still improving a bit .. but I will gladly trade off having a 300 yd drive for being able to walk the course, and walk in and out of bunkers, and walk up and down hills to get to my ball.

 

Ha anyway, long disconnected ramble aside - good luck guys!!!

Awesome post! Encouragement is good medicine

 

 

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Awesome post! Encouragement is good medicine

 

 

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Thank you, Sir!

(I have no idea if there are any cute fun emojis for "encouragement" so I tried those )

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..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H (Recoil ZTR) and/or Callaway XR 4H (Project X SD)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 (Rotex graphite) and Callaway X-Jaws 60 (TT-DG S300)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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Based on a previous post recommending 'yoga for golf' I'm going to try a couple of the free videos. Looks interesting but want to make sure it fits before I spent the $$ for the individual videos.

 

Current routine (I have the equipment in my house):

Elliptical every other day 20 min (focus on getting rate rate into the aerobic rate 80% plus)

Total Gym - every day using a 6 day video program - repeat after 1 day break

Sit-ups - currently at 40 (daily) but increase by 5 every two weeks

Push-ups - currently at 30 (daily) but also increase by 5 every two weeks

Rotation - currently at 125 (daily) maintain at this rate

'yoga for golf' (if it fits)

 

Commit to doing this every day - first thing in the morning ( if I don't I can find lots of excuses during the day not to do them)

 

Oh and lay off the sweets and high salt foods

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Based on a previous post recommending 'yoga for golf' I'm going to try a couple of the free videos. Looks interesting but want to make sure it fits before I spent the $$ for the individual videos.

 

Current routine (I have the equipment in my house):

Elliptical every other day 20 min (focus on getting rate rate into the aerobic rate 80% plus)

Total Gym - every day using a 6 day video program - repeat after 1 day break

Sit-ups - currently at 40 (daily) but increase by 5 every two weeks

Push-ups - currently at 30 (daily) but also increase by 5 every two weeks

Rotation - currently at 125 (daily) maintain at this rate

'yoga for golf' (if it fits)

 

Commit to doing this every day - first thing in the morning ( if I don't I can find lots of excuses during the day not to do them)

 

Oh and lay off ff the sweets and high salt foods

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You got this bro!

 

 

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2018 Fitness goals

 

I'm setting my jogging goal at 1000 miles

 

I'm planning on doing more pushups when home, figure 15 an hour after work and jog

 

Figure if I eat right everything else will fall into place.

 

 

My golf goals I've been working on.

 

 

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Fitness wise I'd like to put a bit of work into core strength. Considering trying Pilates.

 

Golf wise, I'd love to make my clubs pennant team. Been close the last couple of years but form lapses at the wrong time have cost me.

 

Otherwise, my main goal is to survive my oldest daughter's final year at high school, while still encouraging her to put the required work in.

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Count me in as well.

 

Need a lot of motivation and this will hopefully help.

 

Fitness goals:

• Drop 20lbs

 

• Hit the gym at least 3 days a week starting out (job offers multiple discounts to different gyms so this should be no excuse)

 

• Eat healthy

 

This has been a rough year as I just retired from the military and began my civilian career. Finally slowing down to get my game in order

 

 

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My wife and I just joined the Life Time Fitness that is opening up by us. Opens in April

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Unfortunately I am going to have to join a gym for the first time ever. These temps near 0 all the time are making me not want to workout in a gym without heat.

 

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Unfortunately I am going to have to join a gym for the first time ever. These temps near 0 all the time are making me not want to workout in a gym without heat.

 

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Most of us spend money on crap and forsake our bodies. Gym memberships are a good investment plus most gyms have classes to help you and included in the cost (excluding personal trainers) .

 

 

 

 

 

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Most of us spend money on crap and forsake our bodies. Gym memberships are a good investment plus most gyms have classes to help you and included in the cost (excluding personal trainers) .

 

 

 

 

 

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Gym memberships are perhaps one of the best ways to waste your money. (excluding ole gray of course) They're certainly not an investment. I put gym memberships in the same category as hot tubs, boats, and home treadmills. I only wish I could get a dollar for every gym membership that lasted no more than three months before the sucker quit going.  :D  Guess what I'd be? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Gym memberships are perhaps one of the best ways to waste your money. (excluding ole gray of course) They're certainly not an investment. I put gym memberships in the same category as hot tubs, boats, and home treadmills. I only wish I could get a dollar for every gym membership that lasted no more than three months before the sucker quit going.  :D  Guess what I'd be? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

 

If you don't use them of course it's a waste.  I see tons of new members every year join up with good intentions and then fizzle out.  You have to be sold on the idea that this is a life change and not just a quick let's lose some pounds thing. 

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Most of us spend money on crap and forsake our bodies. Gym memberships are a good investment plus most gyms have classes to help you and included in the cost (excluding personal trainers) .

 

 

 

 

 

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I think a gym member will do me well because it will get me away from the strongman equipment and I won't be tempted to go back to it, so I don't bulk up again.

 

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5. Make the proposed golfing outing in myrtle beach that Carolina Golfer 2 is putting together.

 

 

7. Get together with my long time golfing buds Wahoo and Carolina Golfer 2 for dinner outside of golf. We don't get together enough my friends...

 

 

MDGolfHacker

 

I'm going to hold you to No. 5!!

 

Sorry I wasn't able to complete the trio on Friday night....Looks like it was a great time. 

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Well, I was fortunate enough to get part of 7 done this evening! Met up with TheWahoo for dinner and drinks. Thanks TheWahoo for dinner and the laughs, and I'm pretty sure THAT WAS my chiropractor I saw at dinner and not her twin sister ;)

 

MDGolfHacker

 

PS - ROTFLMAO!!! - WHAT is that woman doing in the background?!?! (zoom in on her face)

Looks like she is doing something to your ear, that you don't want your wife to know about.    Now about that chiropractor  :rolleyes:


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I'm going to have to give mine some serious thought.  Don't want to make it too many and want to make sure they are SMART goals. Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic and Tracable.

 

 

Sorry for the multiple posts, for some reason I couldn't get  multi-quote to work today. 

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Fitness goals:

1) Set a new PR on Pittsburgh Half Marathon. (1:57:31 is current PR)

2) shoulder rehab and get strength back

 

Golf Goals:

1: Play 2x per week

2: Break 90 consistently

 

 

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Here are my goals for 2018:

 

Fitness: Drop 15-20 lbs.   Mostly need to eat better;  hectic schedules lead to eating out way too much.  

 

Golf:  Fix my short game and drop my handicap back down to a 5 or lower.  And the goal that has remained on my list for a few years is to break 70.

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