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Must be the Arby’s: Beef Johnston deadlifts 485 lbs

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Update: Thanks to WRX member Sam who pointed out: “The correct term for that lift would be a rack pull (weight does not start on the ground).”

An Instagram video posted by the European Tour’s Performance Institute shows Beef Johnston readying for a deadlift attempt.

Fueled by Beef ‘n Cheddars and curly fries, Johnston steps in for an attempt at hoisting 220kg (485 lbs).

To the uninitiated (me), the feat certainly looked impressive. But just how impressive? I fired up Google to find out…

Per PhysicalLiving.com

“Dan John, suggests in his book, Intervention: Course Corrections For The Athlete And Trainer, that the average weightlifter should be able to deadlift between 1 and 1.5 times their body weight. I think that’s a good general recommendation for most people who are interested in health, fitness, longevity, and quality of life. However, Coach Dan John also considers a deadlift using double your bodyweight to be a game-changer. So, there are certainly benefits to be had from doing more than the minimum.”

Johnston reportedly weighs 212 pounds. Thus, Beef lifted nearly 2.3 times his body weight.

Impressive stuff (don’t tell Brandel Chamblee).

WRXers who lift heavy things, what do you think?

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  1. Mark

    May 28, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Lifting more and missing cuts? Wonder when these guys will learn that Olympic lifting and golf don’t mix. I’ve seen his training videos he looks less mobile and fluid since, curious if his speed is even faster. I understand training for injury prevention, improving mobility/stability of golf specific movements and connecting muscle facia or slings. Beef we love you but stop with the B.S. workouts

  2. DaveyD

    May 27, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Athletes come in all shapes and sizes for sure. Good on him!

    • Dandy

      Jun 16, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Golfers maybe, but not athletes. Not to say all golfers aren’t athletes, but that guy? Can’t get me to buy it.

  3. ogo

    May 27, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Most rec golfers cannot squat lift their own body … nor walk the golf course.

  4. Scott McDonald

    May 25, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Must have been the socks

  5. Trey Wash

    May 25, 2018 at 8:53 am

    This is very unimpressive for someone this rotund.

  6. Dirk Smith

    May 24, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Not even close to a real dead lift. Guy was wearing straps too. Guarantee you Beef and most of the PGA tour cannot bench 135 for more than a rep or two.

    • Beefhouse

      May 25, 2018 at 5:35 am

      Who cares what someone can bench. Biggest vanity exercise there is. Beef does his squats and deads. He has a fair bit of timber on him though.

      (PS I agree re the straps – what’s the point).

      • Dandy

        Jun 16, 2018 at 9:55 pm

        The point is, a deadlift is a posterior chain exercise. And this isn’t even a deadlift, it’s a rack pull (poorly executed). Straps are fine for those. It’s an exercise that benefits the snatch and clean.

        1 to 1.5 times body weight deadlift is pathetic though. That’s something a marathoner would claim.

    • Jack

      May 25, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Certainly not a deadlift, but I can argue for his use of straps for two reasons.
      1. He’s a golfer. Chalking his hands up and damaging his skin on the bar’s knurling is just not a necessary risk to take for a professional golfer who practices as much as he does, and needs all the feel in his hands that he can get.
      2. Straps will allow him to pull heavy weight and make strength gains without having to use a mixed grip (Underhand/Overhand). With the double overhand grip and straps, he minimizes his risk of a bicep tear, as well as eliminating the risk of creating muscular imbalances in teh upper body.

      Source – Used to play golf for a living for a short time and loved lifting weights. Try to go hit golf balls the day after a heavy deadlifting session with no straps lol

  7. Sam

    May 24, 2018 at 11:19 am

    The correct term for that lift would be a rack pull (weight does not start on the ground).

  8. Jamie

    May 24, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Impressive strength but extremely unintelligent. Why jeopardize your back for a silly video? Since this is a golf website, I will remind that there are better ways to play better golf.

    • Jack

      May 25, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Honestly, if you deadlift (or rack pull) with a rounded back and less involvement of the legs, it certainly can be dangerous. In this video however, he primes his lower back correctly, and clearly drives from his heels to move the weight. His form is mechanically sound, so if the weight was heavy enough to hurt him, he wouldn’t even be able to get the weight off the blocks. For this reason, when proper form is used, the deadlift is an extremely safe lift to perform.

      • Dandy

        Jun 16, 2018 at 9:58 pm

        False. His shoulders are rounded forward. Which means his back is not in alignment.

        And did you watch the video, he’s on his tip toes.

  9. 3PuttPar

    May 24, 2018 at 10:04 am

    An impressive deadlift off a box for sure. However, there’s absolutely no chance Beef only weighs 212lbs.

    • Ben Alberstadt

      May 24, 2018 at 10:25 am

      I can only go with his official listed weight!

      • 3PuttPar

        May 25, 2018 at 9:07 am

        Oh, I know! Not saying your wrong just saying whoever posted that as his official weight may need to reconsider haha

  10. Thomas A

    May 24, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Off a box? That’s half a deadlift. Needs to be lifted from the ground.

    • Ben Alberstadt

      May 24, 2018 at 10:03 am

      Good point! See that’s why I needed the WRX lifter knowledge.

      • Way

        May 24, 2018 at 11:52 am

        Or, you can quit and stop writing garbage

        • Ben Alberstadt

          May 24, 2018 at 1:34 pm

          Just a reminder that you’re under absolutely no obligation to read anything you don’t want to. Pretty clear what the content of the article was/is based on the headline. If that’s not something you’re going to find entertaining, why click? I hope you enjoy the rest of GolfWRX more than you do my writing/this article.

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The 2019 Presidents Cup: All the details viewers need to know

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It’s the week of the 2019 Presidents Cup, and here we’ll give you all the crucial details you need to know to enjoy the event from Royal Melbourne Golf Club. From general information on the tournament itself to the viewing schedule we have you covered so you don’t get caught out by the enormous time difference!

*All times listed below are EST unless stated.

Host Course: Royal Melbourne Golf Club

Course Details: 7,055 yards – Par 71.

Format: Foursome – 9 matches, Fourballs – 9 matches , Singles – 12 matches.

Points Needed To Win: 15 1/2

International team: Byeong Hun An, Abraham Ancer, Adam Hadwin, Sungjae Im, Marc Leishman, Haotong Li, Hideki Matsuyama, Joaquin Niemann, Louis Oosthuizen, C.T. Pan, Adam Scott, Cameron Smith.

U.S. team: Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Justin Thomas, Gary Woodland, Tiger Woods.

TV Schedule

*All Golf Channel unless stated

Monday, December 9:

7-9 AM: Morning Drive

7 PM-1 AM: Live From the Presidents Cup

Tuesday, December 10:

7-9 AM: Morning Drive

7PM-2 AM: Live From the Presidents Cup

Wednesday, December 11 (Day 1)

7-10 AM: Morning Drive

3:30-5:30 PM: Live From the Presidents Cup

5:30 PM-Midnight: Presidents Cup, Day 1 (Also Online here)

Midnight-2 AM: Live From the Presidents Cup

Thursday, December 12 (Day 2)

7-10 AM: Morning Drive

4:30-7 PM: Live From the Presidents Cup

7 PM-Midnight: Presidents Cup, Day 2 (Also Online Here)

Midnight-2 AM: Live From the Presidents Cup

Friday, December 13 (Day 3)

7-8 AM: Morning Drive

2-3 PM: Live From the Presidents Cup

3 PM-2 AM: Presidents Cup, Day 3 (Also Online Here)

2-4 AM: Live From the Presidents Cup

Saturday, December 14 (Day 4)

10 AM-Noon: Morning Drive

2:30-6 PM: Presidents Cup, Day 3 replay on NBC Sports

4-6 PM: Live From the Presidents Cup

6 PM-Midnight: Presidents Cup, Day 4 (Also Online Here)

Midnight-2 AM: Live From the Presidents Cup

Sunday, December 15:

10 AM-Noon: Morning Drive, Golf Channel

1-6 PM: Presidents Cup, Day 4 replay on NBC Sports

Players Schedule

Monday, Dec. 9

General Practice Round

Tuesday, Dec. 10

8 AM (Local Time): International Team practice rounds begins.

9 AM (Local Time): U.S. Team practice rounds begins.

Captain’s Press Conference in Media Center.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

9:30 AM (Local Time): U.S. Team practice.

10:30 AM (Local Time): International Team practice.

4 PM (Local Time): Captain’s Pairings for Round 1 announced.

Day 1 Play

5:30 PM Wednesday : First round, four-ball.

Following play: Captains’ pairings for Day 2 announced.

Day 2 Play

7 PM Thursday: Second round, foursomes.

Following play: Captains’ pairings for Day 3 matches.

Day 3 Play

3 PM Friday: Third round, four-ball.

6 PM: Captains’ pairings for evening matches

8 PM: Fourth round, foursomes.

Following play: Captains’ pairings for Day 4 singles matches announced.

Day 4 Play

6 PM Saturday: Final round, singles matches.

Following play: Closing ceremony celebration

 

 

 

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How fellow Tour pros reacted to Patrick Reed’s waste bunker violation at the Hero

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In case you missed it, Patrick Reed was embroiled in a rules controversy last Friday evening that saw the Texan eventually penalized two strokes after twice brushing sand backwards in a waste bunker at the Hero Challenge. As you would expect, Reed received plenty of scathing criticism for the rule violation from golf fans, but plenty of fellow pros weighed in on the incident as well.

Check out some of the interesting reactions to the controversy below.

@pepperelleddie

@donaldsonjamie

Rickie Fowler after being told that officials were reviewing tape on the incident

“I don’t even know what you have to review”

@z_blair & HV3_golf

Cameron Smith didn’t hold back when talking to AAP

“If you make a mistake maybe once, you could maybe understand but to give a bit of a bullshit response like the camera angle … that’s pretty up there.

“I don’t have any sympathy for anyone that cheats. I hope the crowd absolutely gives it to not only him, but everyone (on the U.S. team) next week.”

@stuartappleby

Marc Leishman speaking to reporters at the Australian Open and suggesting Australian fans may now have some fun with him at this week’s Presidents Cup.

“It didn’t look too good for him. There are opportunities there, put it that way. Maybe not shovels, but I think he’s definitely opened a door there that he’s brought on himself.”

 

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Details: Imperial’s Tour Visor Fundraiser

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It’s the season of giving, and Imperial is giving back to worthwhile non-profit organizations this holiday season with the help of 7 one-off custom Tour Visors designs, all being auctioned off, with 100% of the proceeds going to their respected causes.

Giving you the chance to both feel good and look good at the same time.

For the inaugural Tour Visor Fundraiser Imperial teamed up with the American Junior Golf Association, Evans Scholars Foundation, The First Green, LPGA USGA Girls Golf, PGA Reach, Tee It Up for the Troops and Youth on Course.

From there each selected organization partnered with an artist to create a single custom Tour Visor™ that epitomizes the mission, vision and values of the respective organization. Each design was created using a variety of artistic mediums, from painting and photography to graphic design, then Imperial collaborated with Lee Wybranski, Dave Baysden and Seth McWhorter to bring their visions to life.

“The Tour Visor Fundraiser was an incredibly rewarding process of bringing together the non-profit organizations we currently support with renowned artists who can help bring their stories to life,” said David Shaffer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Imperial. “These Tour VisorsTM are truly one of a kind and the auction winners for each visor will have an artistic piece that gives back to these wonderful organizations.”

For more information on the artists and the organizations, or to place a bid on one of these one of a kind Visors, check out this page.

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