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Hey Ya'll, Thought Id throw this thread out there for ya. What are ya'll doing to stay in shape during this lock-down??? Or have you done anything at all? Maybe its made you realize you needed to something more! For me it was a big change. Going 4-6 days a week doing Powerlifting programing spending 2-3 hours a session. All Strength lifting to include Bench, Squat, Deadlifting and overhead pressing. Some has help with golf while others hurt my swing. So recently I switched to Golf-Wods. Basically CrossFit designed for golfers. Its nice cause I can workout at home. I'm not in the gym for hours on end and most important I still feel good about myself at the end of the day. Allot of this was also health driven. I Just turned 40 and I weigh 240. not a good number, well a good number for powerlifting cause I'm at my strongest at this weight. 350 bench, 480 squat, and 600 deadlift. all great for the gym, but not so much for golf. I just needed to get healthier and this a good change for me, as well as a great way to workout while dealing with gym shut downs and social distancing. So again! what are you doing to stay in shape?????

 

 

Sorry for the rant...

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Well, I actually started this several years ago to help another issue I was having, but I do 7-8 minutes of planks. I used to do just straight planks, but read that side planks really help your golf swing so now I do 4 min straight planks, side planks for a little over a minute each (trying to build up to 2 mins on each side), then finish off the time in a starting push-up position plank. It took a long time to build up to several minutes (I couldn't even do 30 seconds when I first started), but it's paid off tremendously.  I've since added some arm & triceps curls (not a lot, just to keep the elbow protected), about 20 kettle bell squats, and some calf isometrics. The planks and the calf exercises are isometrics so no equipment is needed; just tenacity. All together I only spend about a half hour and do them every 2 to 3 days. Start slowly and don't quit doing them. I've absolutely helped my swing speed and improved my waistline.

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I teach boxing and brazilian Jiu-jitsu so I'm in the gym a lot, i really can't promote kettlebell workouts enough. They're fantastic for core work, cardio, strength, etc.

Keith Webbers Extreme Kettlebell is a good program. So is Pavels simple and sinister.

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I have been doing a program that a local golf fitness instructor put together for me, and then I am doing the Superspeed modified protocol with the middle stick only. 

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Fairway Woods:callaway-small: Rogue Max St 3HL and 7 Wood
Irons:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 5 to AW - Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff parallel tip
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Lots of stretching, pilates, etc. along with daily swings with my Orange Whip.

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:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
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I am using Kettlebells, Deadlifting and following along some TPI YouTube videos.

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Driver:  Taylormade  SLDR Fujikura XLR8 61 S RH.   

3 Wood: TaylorMade RBZ 3W

Hybrid: Ping G400 3 Hyb 19 degree S

Irons: Titleist 710 AP1 5-PW Aerotek Steelfiber i110 cw S RH standard lie 

Wedges: 50 Callaway MD 4, 54 Vokey SM5, 58 Callaway Forged

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Bodyweight, bands some weights using the home program that is done by the same group that does my normal training. once my barbell and stand get here I’ll be back to training the big 3.

 

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Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

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Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

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11 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Bodyweight, bands some weights using the home program that is done by the same group that does my normal training. once my barbell and stand get here I’ll be back to training the big 3.

 

try throwing in some explosive work, deadlifts too. anything that gets the hips involved

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:srixon-small: Z585 5-PW MODUS Tour S-105 / May switch out to S400's in the future

 :cleveland-small:CBX FULL FACE 56* & Smart Sole 4 G/W 50*

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30 minutes ago, Zen Snake said:

try throwing in some explosive work, deadlifts too. anything that gets the hips involved

I’m good my programming is done by world class competitors. 

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Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

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6 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

I’m good my programming is done by world class competitors. 

world class what though??? just a question.

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 :ping-small:G400 Strength 3 wood 12* W/ UST V2 94-gram S-shaft

 :tour-edge: EXS PRO Hybrid 19* & 22* W/ 6.0 SMOKE 80g

:srixon-small: Z585 5-PW MODUS Tour S-105 / May switch out to S400's in the future

 :cleveland-small:CBX FULL FACE 56* & Smart Sole 4 G/W 50*

 :cleveland-small:Cleveland Classic Collection HB 2 Black Pearl putter

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2 hours ago, Zen Snake said:

world class what though??? just a question.

My programming is done by the coaches at Hybrid Performance Method which is owned by Stefi Cohen and her fiancée/husband Hayden Bowe. Many of the coaches involved in the programming are elite powerlifters and bodybuilders. 
 

I also have a program from a local strongman coach that is a national competitor and has national champions he trains as well as works with Brian Shaw’s coach.

 

Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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1 hour ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

My programming is done by the coaches at Hybrid Performance Method which is owned by Stefi Cohen and her fiancée/husband Hayden Bowe. Many of the coaches involved in the programming are elite powerlifters and bodybuilders. 
 

I also have a program from a local strongman coach that is a national competitor and has national champions he trains as well as works with Brian Shaw’s coach.

 

Funny to find another strongman competitor on here, small world. yeah I know of the HPM crew. LOL

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 :ping-small:G400 Strength 3 wood 12* W/ UST V2 94-gram S-shaft

 :tour-edge: EXS PRO Hybrid 19* & 22* W/ 6.0 SMOKE 80g

:srixon-small: Z585 5-PW MODUS Tour S-105 / May switch out to S400's in the future

 :cleveland-small:CBX FULL FACE 56* & Smart Sole 4 G/W 50*

 :cleveland-small:Cleveland Classic Collection HB 2 Black Pearl putter

:Snell:MTB-X Yellow

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Due to the weather I bought a bow flex stair climber and put in 60-90 minutes a night on it and then do a small circuit training with free weight.
Now that It’s basically spring here in northern Alberta , snow melting and plus 16C (approx 61F), I just bought a cheap mountain bike and planning on doing some distance runs now that the sidewalks are clear and clean.


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WEDGES-  Callaway jaws 52/56/60

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I've gained about 4 pounds in the last 8 weeks, a small amount of muscle, the rest not. Going to get back on track from an eating perspective.

From a fitness perspective, besides my normal workouts, giving myself a goal of being able to do 10 legit pull-ups in a row. Need to buy a pull-up bar, probably can only do a few pull-ups right now.

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Tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 07/15/2022
Driver:callaway-small: Rogue St Max LS - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:callaway-small: Rogue Max St 3HL and 7 Wood
Irons:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 5 to AW - Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff parallel tip
Wedges:ping-small: Glide 4.0 54 and 58
Putter:  :ping-small: PLD Custom Kushin 4

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a TRX could become ur best friend

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 :ping-small:G400 Strength 3 wood 12* W/ UST V2 94-gram S-shaft

 :tour-edge: EXS PRO Hybrid 19* & 22* W/ 6.0 SMOKE 80g

:srixon-small: Z585 5-PW MODUS Tour S-105 / May switch out to S400's in the future

 :cleveland-small:CBX FULL FACE 56* & Smart Sole 4 G/W 50*

 :cleveland-small:Cleveland Classic Collection HB 2 Black Pearl putter

:Snell:MTB-X Yellow

:titelist-small: Bag

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On 4/20/2020 at 11:49 AM, Zen Snake said:

Hey Ya'll, Thought Id throw this thread out there for ya. What are ya'll doing to stay in shape during this lock-down??? Or have you done anything at all? Maybe its made you realize you needed to something more! For me it was a big change. Going 4-6 days a week doing Powerlifting programing spending 2-3 hours a session. All Strength lifting to include Bench, Squat, Deadlifting and overhead pressing. Some has help with golf while others hurt my swing. So recently I switched to Golf-Wods. Basically CrossFit designed for golfers. Its nice cause I can workout at home. I'm not in the gym for hours on end and most important I still feel good about myself at the end of the day. Allot of this was also health driven. I Just turned 40 and I weigh 240. not a good number, well a good number for powerlifting cause I'm at my strongest at this weight. 350 bench, 480 squat, and 600 deadlift. all great for the gym, but not so much for golf. I just needed to get healthier and this a good change for me, as well as a great way to workout while dealing with gym shut downs and social distancing. So again! what are you doing to stay in shape?????

 

 

Sorry for the rant...

I have been looking into GolfWod is it worth it or should I look into a different sort of training program?

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5 minutes ago, eschultz406 said:

I have been looking into GolfWod is it worth it or should I look into a different sort of training program?

 

start out with the 6 week program and see if you like it, 30 bucks isn't a waste on your health.

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 :ping-small:G400 Strength 3 wood 12* W/ UST V2 94-gram S-shaft

 :tour-edge: EXS PRO Hybrid 19* & 22* W/ 6.0 SMOKE 80g

:srixon-small: Z585 5-PW MODUS Tour S-105 / May switch out to S400's in the future

 :cleveland-small:CBX FULL FACE 56* & Smart Sole 4 G/W 50*

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1 minute ago, Zen Snake said:

 

 

start out with the 6 week program and see if you like it, 30 bucks isn't a waste on your health.

I can do that! $30 isn't bad at all.

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Last night I made it through half a bag of potato chips before going to muscle failure. My goal is to be able to finish the bag without switching hands. 🤪

The best thing a Golf can do as far as golf fitness is concerned is to systematically increase flexibility. Often times folks get into weight training and fail to understand the range of motion may decrease of one is not; one doing the exercises correctly and two concurrently working on their flexibility.


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Just got a pull up bar yesterday. Has probably been a few years since I last attempted a pull-up. Surprised myself and was able to do 4 in a row. That's not that great, but decent starting point for me. 

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 07/15/2022
Driver:callaway-small: Rogue St Max LS - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:callaway-small: Rogue Max St 3HL and 7 Wood
Irons:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 5 to AW - Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff parallel tip
Wedges:ping-small: Glide 4.0 54 and 58
Putter:  :ping-small: PLD Custom Kushin 4

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