March 17

Flexibility Is King – Here’s Where You Need to Start

Recently, our golf fitness friends over at 18STRONG polled their audience and asked one simple question, “What is the biggest problem you’re having with your golf fitness performance right now?”

Overwhelmingly, the responses had to do with a lack of flexibility.  Have you ever felt tight in one or more of the following areas:

  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Ankles and feet

What we found most encouraging is that smart golfers understand how important flexibility is.  Ten, maybe even five years ago that was not the case, so as a community we’re becoming more intelligent about training smarter and focusing on what is going to make the most dramatic improvements in our game.

Have you ever felt like your backswing stops too early to get any power because you can’t rotate back far enough?  Have you ever felt your joints cracking and popping in your swing or warm-up?  Do you just know that your body is way too tight for it to do what you want it to do?  You’re not alone.

To help us get on the right track, Kaitlyn at 18STRONG put together a short “secret weapon” video.  Your playing partners all know about shoulder and hip rotation, but nobody is talking about ankle and foot mobility, and how it dramatically improves your ability to hit the ball.  It’s common sense:  Your swing starts at the ground, so you need to build a solid foundation.

Watch the video as Kaitlyn shows you how to start shooting lower scores by simply focusing on your foundation – your ankle and foot mobility.

If you are serious about becoming more flexible and being a better golfer, then you must CLICK HERE for the complete 18STRONG Flexibility Guide Step-By-Step Video & Cheat Sheet and let Kaitlyn walk you through a full session that you can use over and over.

March 3

[Video] Longer Drives with just a simple Weight Shift!

Let me ask you a couple of questions, “How well do you use the ground in your swing? And if you could learn to swing faster in just a couple of minutes, would you be interested?” Our buddy Jeff at 18STRONG introduced us to a couple of secrets that the pros are using, but most of us regular guys don’t know about yet.

Any of this sound familiar?

  • Do you feel like you have to swing as hard as you can to get the distance you want?
  • Do you tell yourself to “let the club do the work”, then in the middle of your backswing you change your mind and try to blast one into orbit?
  • Does it annoy you to watch your playing partners out-drive you hole after hole?
  • Do you lie in bed at night secretly dreaming about swinging like Happy Gilmore?

We know the reality is that we cannot possibly control a ball when we swing as hard as we can, yet our egos get in the way and our whole game suffers. Sure, you may hit a few good ones, but your body is so out of whack when you over swing that consistency is generally out the window.

Fear not, you are about to learn a drill that can immediately improve your power and swing speed. How great is it going to feel when you see that look on your partner’s face as you smugly tell him, “Looks like you’re away.” Ah, pure joy.

Jeff has put together a quick video showing us one of the drills that he has used to increase several of his clients swing speed by 5, 10, even up to 13 MPH in just a couple of short sessions. Click the video Below.

CLICK HERE for the FREE eBook and Videos that show you all the drills Jeff used to help his clients gain instant SPEED!.

 

February 12

Do you really know two of the WORST foods that make you fat?

The first friend I want to introduce you to is Mike Geary.  Mike is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Specialist. He is the author of the internationally best-selling book, The Truth about Six Pack Abs, with over 750,000 copies sold to date in over 160 countries.  Mike is also the co-author of 2 other top-selling books which have sold over 400,000 copies combined, “The Fat-Burning Kitchen” and also “The Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging”, and Mike has also published over 500 articles on nutrition and fitness!   More importantly though – Mike is the guy who helped me turn my health and fitness around so that I could get back to single digits on the golf course! (And I’m confident he can do the same for you).   The best part – is that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to make big changes.  Sometimes you just need a bit of information…

Do you really know two of the WORST foods are that make you fat?  One shocked me… and may shock you too!  Here’s one of my favorite articles that Mike has written about it:

“The 2 fattening foods that I’m going to talk about in this article may actually shock you… most people falsely believe these 2 foods are “healthy”.  In all of my years working as a Certified Nutrition Specialist, this usually surprises people when I mention they should consider eliminating these foods from their diet.

Everybody these days knows how bad trans fats and high fructose corn syrup are for you, so I figured I’d spare you yet another lecture on those… Instead, read on to see a couple foods that may shock you that they may be packing on the blubber.

The first type of food that is often falsely believed to be healthy is wheat products… this includes most breads, cereals, bagels, muffins, pasta, crackers, and so on.  And yes, I am including “whole wheat” in the category of this fattening food.

First of all, a large percentage of the population has some degree of intolerance to the gluten in wheat and some other grains. Full blown celiacs are the most sensitive to it, but what most people don’t realize is that the majority of the population was never meant to eat large quantities of wheat.  The human digestive system has never adapted to large amounts of wheat in the diet.

The introduction of wheat into the human diet has only been in the last couple thousand years, and it has NEVER been in such large quantities in the human diet until the last 80-100 years.  This is a small time frame compared to the traditional diet that the human digestive system developed over several hundred thousand years eating a hunter-gatherer diet of meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

From my experience with many of my clients, when they heed my advice and eliminate wheat from their diet for 2-3 weeks to see if they start to lose weight and feel better, this almost always makes a HUGE difference.  Many times, they not only start losing body fat much faster, but they also finally get rid of headaches and indigestion that has plagued them for years.  Sometimes even skin problems go away when eliminating wheat from the diet.

The 2nd example of the worst fattening foods that shocks many people because it is thought to be “healthy” is — fruit juice.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an anti-carb advocate per se… I actually think most fruits are VERY healthy for us. However, we were NOT meant to separate the juice from the rest of the fruit and only drink the high calorie sugary mixture and leave behind the fiber and other beneficial components of the fruit.

When you only drink the juice of fruits (apple juice and orange juice being 2 of the worst culprits in the western diet), you are not getting the appetite satisfying effect of the fiber in the fruit, and you’re left craving more carbs.  Also, the fiber in whole fruit helps to slow the blood sugar response when eating whole fruit compared to fruit juice.

Bottom line… overconsuming fruit juices makes you fat.  On the other hand, eating whole fruits including all of the fiber helps you maintain a healthy balanced diet and high nutrient density (as long as the rest of your diet is whole unprocessed foods as well).”

Hope you enjoyed this information from Mike as much as I did.  Over the next several days I’ll continue to send you the tips that I found helped me the most because I think they’ll help you too!