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#1 jgleas1

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 10:35 AM

I have recently ended my Crossfit membership. I really enjoyed Crossfit, but I would rather spend more money on golf.


Just wanted to know what everyone was doing to stay in shape and improve their swing. I just joined the YMCA so I have a lot of options.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 12:36 PM

Working out at the gym with some focus on stretching and cardio, then doing mirror work on swing and foam roller work for back flexibility.  Always looking for better ways to exercise and build increased flexibility for golf swing, especially as I have  a bad back. Plus typically get to the range and play golf on the weekends (unless there is snow on the ground).

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 12:38 PM

I ate a whole cheesecake yesterday.
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Posted 30 January 2017 - 12:42 PM

View PostKYMAR, on 30 January 2017 - 12:38 PM, said:

I ate a whole cheesecake yesterday.

Translation:  It was dense cheesecake and it worked out the micro moves of my fingers in cutting and delivering it to my mouth, which then got a lot of chewing exercise to better enable me to talk to my ball.   Expect great things in 2017.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:11 PM

Play other sports. I play bball 3 times a week and flag football once. I hate lifting and cardio so sports is how I exercise. Walking the golf course also great exercise.


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:15 PM

Live in Florida.






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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:19 PM

View Postjimb6golf, on 30 January 2017 - 12:36 PM, said:

Working out at the gym with some focus on stretching and cardio, then doing mirror work on swing and foam roller work for back flexibility.  Always looking for better ways to exercise and build increased flexibility for golf swing, especially as I have  a bad back. Plus typically get to the range and play golf on the weekends (unless there is snow on the ground).
What do you do with the foam roller on the back?

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:32 PM

swim a few times a week, cardio and lift in the gym the other days

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:43 PM

Um...what particular shape are we talking about?
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Posted 30 January 2017 - 06:14 PM

I live in Wisconsin

So, 12 oz curls.


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 06:39 PM

I use beer to stay in the shape I'm in. If I wanted to change shape I might have to switch to whiskey.

I also joined a gym a few months ago which cuts into my beer money, so that helps. It would probably help if I went to the gym too, but baby steps...

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 06:53 PM

Weight train 5 days a week,  a good deal of core work and 45 minutes of cardio 6 days a week....need to do more flexibility work

I have no kids and pretty nice gym in my basement.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 08:17 PM

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:09 PM

Last week started a six week (once a week) yoga class. Can't do most of it. Anxious to see improvement over the six weeks. I also cannot stress enough my appreciation of yoga pants.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:15 PM

I go to the gym 3 to 4 times a week for a light workout. Light because I am over 60 years old. I also go to a golf dome a couple times a month.


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 10:09 PM

I run 10-20 miles a week on a treadmill and lift free weights in my basement.

I also had a bunch of dead trees fall down in my woods out back last summer. I took a chainsaw to a lot of them and now I have more wood to chop than you could imagine, so I'll put the maul and hammer away and use a felling axe for a good workout. Doing it that way will gas you quick.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:04 PM

Lifting again, some light cardio, getting ready to work out with the son for football prep, helmet and shoulder pads.  Today was leg day, probably won't be able to get off the pot tomorrow morning.
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:58 AM

View PostHstead, on 30 January 2017 - 11:04 PM, said:

Lifting again, some light cardio, getting ready to work out with the son for football prep, helmet and shoulder pads.  Today was leg day, probably won't be able to get off the pot tomorrow morning.

I know that feeling all too well.

I train five days a week and do some form of cardio 7 days a week for overall health.  As far as golf specific stuff, I simulate a swing using cables on my core day.  I don't know if it has sped up my swing, but at 45 years old, I'm hoping to maintain.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 02:51 AM

www.hasfit.com :90 day warrior
back training 2 times a week
10k steps per day

still some way to go till I'm as fit as I was 2 years ago - but getting there
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 04:36 AM

View PostDr.Frankenputz, on 30 January 2017 - 06:14 PM, said:

I live in Wisconsin

So, 12 oz curls.

did you mean 'curds'?


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 07:00 AM

Nope, I repetitively lift 12oz cans & bottles until there's no more beer left in them. Then repeat with a new can or bottle. Like biceps curls at the gym but with beer; and without the actual exercise.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 07:04 AM

And yes, cheese curds. Here in Wisconsin of course everyone eats  cheese curds every day.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 07:06 AM

Yoga and Tai Chi. I hope to throw in some sprinting, too, when I lose some more weight.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:57 AM

View PostLaterOn61, on 30 January 2017 - 05:19 PM, said:

View Postjimb6golf, on 30 January 2017 - 12:36 PM, said:

Working out at the gym with some focus on stretching and cardio, then doing mirror work on swing and foam roller work for back flexibility.  Always looking for better ways to exercise and build increased flexibility for golf swing, especially as I have  a bad back. Plus typically get to the range and play golf on the weekends (unless there is snow on the ground).
What do you do with the foam roller on the back?

Saw this tip on Swing Pal Academy on youtube.  Place the roller just below your shoulder blades while lying on the ground, then arch backwards to open you thoracic spine.  It helps to stretch out your back and allows for better turning in the golf swing.  With a bad back I was skeptical but it really feels good, although it will feel stiff at first, and has helped to 'loosen' my back.  Give it a try it works pretty good.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:11 AM

Just started going again to the gym. Have to start out slow (I'm old).  Start out and finish doing 13  different stretch exercises on a machine. 4 reps each exercise.  Fast walk on treadmill for approx. 1.5 miles.  40-50 sit-ups on a sit-up bench.  Hit the weight machines doing 2 sets (12 reps each) broken out as follows

- arms/shoulders 4 machines.
- core/back 2 machines
- legs 2 machines.

Weights on machines vary from 60lbs to 110 lbs.

Right now going 3 times/week.  Plan on going 5 times per week soon and will alternate between lower and upper body workouts. Just want to be more flexible for golf.  Also, need to strengthen my wrists/forearms. Any suggestions?

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:23 AM

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 11:28 AM

Lifting, yoga and no carbs after 2pm.
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 11:53 AM

My 12 week plan is now a 9 week plan because I never started the 12 week plan! Supposed to start this evening, now I have a church meeting. Still, nothing like watching a few people snipe and back bite to build up some steam I need to work off.

Will be riding my bike indoors on a nice little stand I have and some workouts found in another thread/combined with some suggested by Cindy Reid.

Inertia can be a negative, but busy time of year and extra work-related early morning and night meetings take priority. Church meeting more entertainment - but still takes time.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:15 PM

Joey D has a good book called "Fix your body fix your swing" that has some good golf-specific exercises that you can work into your regular workout routine.  As other guys have stated, I focus on stretching in they gym, do some light weights, core-work, and about 20-45 minutes of cardio depending on how much time I have.  Swimming is great if you have access to a pool (which you should if you are now a YMCA member).  Go ahead and get some goggles, a swim snorkel, and some speed fins and go to it.  Start by staying in the pool for at least 20 minutes and then bump up to 30.  After I put the kids to bed at night I'll get out the foam roller and roll my back, legs, and rear end.  Helps keep things loose - especially if you work a desk job all day.  If you have never foam rolled there is a wrong way to do it so check youtube videos or check with one of the trainers at the Y.  Oh - and I try not to consume alcohol after 9:30 on weekdays.  I'm about to hit 41 - married, with 2 kids under 10, so personal time is short.  At this point I'm trying to just maintain what I have and remain status quo.
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:24 PM

View PostDr.Frankenputz, on 31 January 2017 - 07:00 AM, said:

Nope, I repetitively lift 12oz cans & bottles until there's no more beer left in them. Then repeat with a new can or bottle. Like biceps curls at the gym but with beer; and without the actual exercise.

I think that's called "training to failure"...

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