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PostSubject: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:37 pm

I, like everyone else yearn to drive the ball a country mile!
I, like to sit on the couch, infront of my computer and YouTube.
I, like to have my weekly session of McD's & MeePok

For those that know me personally, i am short and chubby!
I will say that i am pretty fat... hahaha

However, a few months ago i decided to start working out again, initially was to rehab my knee (due to 2x ACL corrective surgeries) but that soon changed and i wanted to slim down a little to try to maintain a healthy lifestyle (medical costs aren't cheap)

This time i was more motivated to train harder and the end result is that although i have not lost much of my tummy but i have bulked up and am now hitting it much longer.

I believe that with the proper equipment fitting, fitness regime and stretches before a game has helped me to bomb my drives consistently to places which i seldom seen before.

I am not aiming to be as bulky as Tiger Woods but am training more for endurance to help me last the 18 holes which i have noticed gets to me on the 2nd nine.

I am not selling any product or services here but i recommend that instead of just sitting on your seat and thinking about what new equipment to buy to increase distance... Maybe its time to get off one's ass and start getting fit!

Look at the PGA Tour... 10 year ago... Getting fit wasn't much of a priority... Nowadays, more and more Pros are hitting the gym to get fit.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:02 pm

Totally agree! I started doing a bit of functional training (core-based mainly) at a local gym and the nett result is that I'm able to swing smoother and (slightly) faster, resulting in longer ball flight.

Alas, then work commitments came along and I slacked off a bit, and the result is a slower and more awkward turn... sigh.

Doesn't need to be expensive equipment. Simple exercises using medicine ball and exercise mats will do the trick.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:04 pm

CORRECT...


I just was chatting with my #5....he plans to run the 'aqua ' run in december....I told him....don be an 'aqua'...run the full
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:05 pm

Yes core training should be emphasized, so I would recommend swimming for cardio fitness
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:05 pm

Yup... Same Here!
Doing functional training as well... Love doing TacFit!

Work is a killer but I try to make it a point to hit the gym twice a week.
Minimal weights training for me...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:16 pm

yup... running only makes my legs ache when its buggy on track...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:33 pm

Wow!! So which part of our body contribute most to our golf swing? So i should start going to the gym too. Izzit the shoulder, abs, hip or arms???
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:09 pm

Just to share my experience too. I have been a keen golfer. I too like to watch The Golf Channel, You tube golf, read Golf Magazine.....etc

The golf tips segment intest me alot, but the new golf equipment segment excites me more.....

We all know that besides the equipment, the swing and the swinger make the bulk of the difference. But, it is always easier to just buy new golf clubs, hoping that the new technology will give us the end results that we want.

Well, recently I made up my mind to make a change. With the blessing of my wife (hehehe), I signed 2 packages:
1) gym with a personal trainer (5 lessons)
2) 5 hrs golf lesson to check my swing and make some tweaks to improve my long game.

I specifically told the trainer that I want to improve my general fitness and hopefully play better golf. Interestingly, he told me that normally, after a gym session, most people will not be able to play well cos the muscle will be tense up.

I attended the first Gym session last weekend. True enough, my body was aching all over and I could hardly swing a golf club now. But I am looking on the bright side that I will get use to this after a while since this is my first Gym session. The last time I have gone through such a regimental training was probably NS days many many years back.....Smile

I am very exited and am looking forward to a stronger body and a more sound swing.

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:11 pm

Suzuki wrote:
Wow!! So which part of our body contribute most to our golf swing? So i should start going to the gym too. Izzit the shoulder, abs, hip or arms???

Hi Suzuki,

I wouldn't just target one particular part of the body to say which part contributes the most to our swing. If u can build ur core... I think that is important

Your body is like a machine... If only one part is working properly and not the rest... It will not be as effective if the whole machine was working perfectly in harmony
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:13 pm

Oh yes, thank you for advise, but where is the core?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:21 pm







What is the core?

The group of muscles included in the core depends on the expert you
are talking to, so the easiest way to think about it is to include the
muscles that run the length of the torso and trunk of the body. When
these muscles are engaged they stabilize the spine, the pelvis, the
shoulder girdle and also create a solid base of support in the hips.

The following YouTube videos are exercises that provide rotational
core training or more specifically examples of moving weight through
spiral and diagonal motions across the sagittal mid-line of the body.





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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:25 pm

Oh Thanks for the info...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:27 pm

dont forget the buns of steel! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:34 pm

Ok please try to answer my honest question below first before our normal train ride to OT land begins ...


(This is a serious question) : Does Sex constitute Core Training?

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:47 pm

pushslice wrote:
dont forget the buns of steel! Laughing

Ohhh I like that!!
Can you also throw in Natalie Gulbis's well endowed front?

I swear if I see her in person on the course, I'm going to need a blood transfusion!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:49 pm

Derek wrote:
Ok please try to answer my honest question below first before our normal train ride to OT land begins ...


(This is a serious question) : Does Sex constitute Core Training?

ROFL ROFL

Of course not silly and holding hands with the opp sex will not make you pregnant.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:55 pm

Wah if sex is consider core training, I will be very hardworking. hahaha.... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:06 pm

Derek wrote:
Does Sex constitute Core Training?

Hi Derek,

Interesting question... Did a quick Google search and apparently there are articles on this.

Having sex uses a lot of tiny muscles you don’t
normally use during the course of the day unless you happen to be a
gigolo or an alligator wrestler.

"You’ll definitely have more enjoyable sex if you don’t have to worry about getting fatigued or pulling something."


Upper body strength. Building
the muscles of the shoulders, triceps, chest, and back will make it
easier to support your body weight for longer periods of time when you
are on top or supporting her body weight during moves like standing sex
positions.

Flexibility. A cramp at an
inopportune time will ruin the mood. By stretching and lengthening your
muscles regularly, you’ll be more likely to move into more challenging
positions. Try the hip raise with reach in the video above.

Core power. The
abdominals and low back muscles are used for the thrusting motions of
sex. You won’t be attempting any of those moves if you are laid up with
lower back pain. Finnish researchers say that people with weak core
muscles are more than three times more likely to suffer from lower back
pain. Strong abs also girdle your belly so it won’t flop over and get in
the way of business. She wants to wrap her legs around your six-pack,
not a keg.

Aerobic stamina. Big, strong
muscles may make her swoon, but if you are huffing and puffing you won’t
have the stamina to maintain your rhythm. Shaping up with endurance
workouts like interval training sessions and resistance-training
circuits can prevent weaker muscles from quitting too soon.


Read more at Men's Health: http://www.menshealth.com/sex-md/better-sex-workout#ixzz20ClhyXs9


Another good article with positions:
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/health/sex/better-sex-guide/sex-positions-that-double-as-exercise/?page=2

This could be why TW was playing so well in pre 2009...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:13 pm

Thanks Bro ... enlightening and appreciate the serious answer

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:26 pm

Oh so to enjoy sex also have to go training first.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:12 pm

sob wrote:
pushslice wrote:
dont forget the buns of steel! Laughing

Ohhh I like that!!
Can you also throw in Natalie Gulbis's well endowed front?

I swear if I see her in person on the course, I'm going to need a blood transfusion!!!

on gulbis, I can confirm that the front is an illusion, primarily the work of push up fabrics and over the top stance. Check out the body paint images of gulbis on sportsillustrated, really nothing to shout about

however, she does have a powerful buns of steel. They're even more prominent than her front, I saw her at HSBC. her back bumpers (and strong legs) are probably the main source of her power and stability in doing her violent swing

if you like front buns, then Christina Kim and Amanda Blumenherst are the real deal.

but seriously, my PT (who does functional training) always tells me I need to strengthen my butt coz its one of the biggest muscle and it powers the hip turns, and keep the hip joints in its place to avoid injuries. I do squats and lunges mostly. so my buns are pretty tight, but my tummy is overflowing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:36 pm

how did a perfectly good thread go haywire like tat... sigh...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:40 pm

JonL_TK wrote:
Yup... Same Here!
Doing functional training as well... Love doing TacFit!

Work is a killer but I try to make it a point to hit the gym twice a week.
Minimal weights training for me...

Oh yeah, TacFit, CrossFit...all the rage now

And yes to both your points, trying to hit the gym 2 times a week, and definitely minimal weights. In its, place, medicine ball, balancing ball (this thing is damn good for core training!!), exercise and rope!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:41 pm

how about a Coregasm Workout? Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Fitness   Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:50 pm

Hi everyone :-)

Just to share,

Core training does help to improve the stability of your body, but once your body has adapt to core training, it takes about 8 weeks to get good with core exercises..So your body needs other types of exercises to strengthen up, thus more structural training program with right supervision will get you there.

Don't forget, our body accumulates "training age", it responds more efficently as u keep on training, not just in condition work, but also your golf skills too... Even like playing your RPG games, u get better and accumulate experience points.


shimizu.toruk wrote:
JonL_TK wrote:
Yup... Same Here!
Doing functional training as well... Love doing TacFit!

Work is a killer but I try to make it a point to hit the gym twice a week.
Minimal weights training for me...

Oh yeah, TacFit, CrossFit...all the rage now

And yes to both your points, trying to hit the gym 2 times a week, and definitely minimal weights. In its, place, medicine ball, balancing ball (this thing is damn good for core training!!), exercise and rope!
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