When I ask people what their goals are when it comes down specifically to improving their golf games. I get two answers more than I do any other:
They want to develop more flexibility and they want to hit that ball further.
The two really do go hand in hand.
The key to distance is NOT slamming the ball with all your might and exhausting your allotment of good swings after playing just a couple holes.
It’s about focusing the energy in such a way that as much of it as possible is transferred from the club to the ball. We’re talking Physics 101 here, folks.
So how is that accomplished?
You get there by conditioning your body to hold a CONSISTENT posture, pull off a CONSISTENT swing and achieve a CONSISTENT and increasing distance.
There are exercises that can help you do all of that but the first and most important part of it is to not carry any excess baggage if you can avoid it.
Can you be out of shape and play a good game? Sure. I’ve seen plenty of guys play great games even with a spare tire.
But if you have one I think you’ll agree that there are fluctuations in your scores that don’t have much to do with equipment, an unfamiliar course or weather conditions.
They have to do with the fact that you get tired faster and you have to make accommodations for the belly and excess body fat.
It’s an obstacle but it doesn’t need to be a permanent one. There are ways through it.
Not around it, THROUGH it.
If you want to gain flexibility, it’s accomplished through consistent, targeted exercise.
Consistent, targeted exercise will burn fat.
Burning fat will eliminate the spare tire and improve the consistency of your game. It all connects.
It is important to understand that fat loss and weight loss aren’t the same thing.
It is important to understand that fat loss may not convert to losing pounds. If that’s important to you, you’re going to need a secondary routine to address that issue.
The trouble with fat is that it goes on a LOT easier than it comes off. If you’ve ever tried getting rid of it you know how true that statement is.
Most people go about losing it all wrong. They become convinced that changes in diet and more calories than you take in will do the trick.
Well, you’ll lose weight, that’s for sure. And losing weight usually DOES result in losing fat but diet alone will not help you tone or make you stronger.
Anyone who tells you that changing your diet alone will get you there has never set the kinds of goals you are. They’re satisfied with
looking better and feeling better.
These are good goals, too, but we have a higher purpose in mind, don’t we?
So yes, do eat right. Don’t neglect your overall health but don’t think that you can zero in on one area and leave the other on the back burner and still hit that ball further next time out.
If diet is your body’s engine, exercise is its transmission. One can’t function without the other.
Besides, if we’re concerned about flexibility, there isn’t a carrot stick out there that will give you that. It’s about stretching and moving and making those muscles do what you want them to do.
Now you’re probably thinking, “I get plenty of exercise already. I’m already active. A lot more than I am on the golf course.”
That’s great. Being active will give you stamina and that’s going to help you do the exercise. But being active and exercising are also not the same thing.
“But what ever happened to walking being the best exercise?”
It is. For a healthy metabolism and maintaining a healthy body and weight you have to move and walking is the one thing that practically any healthy person can do without a planned-out regimen or specific fitness goal.
Please do walk as much as you can but also try to remember that Golf isn’t just about walking and if that’s true then a specific plan IS necessary even if you just want to maintain your current skill level.
So for now, I’d like you to ask yourself a few questions:
>>>#1. What are YOUR specific goals?
You can have other goals in mind besides flexibility and distance.
Don’t think that if those aren’t theareas you’re most concernedabout you won’t benefit from afat loss exercise regimen.
The leaner you are, the easier it is to get your body to do what you want it to and that is the first and most important ingredient to a consistent game.
>>>#2. Do you have a specific plan on how to reach those goals?
My guess is that you probably don’t have a clear, focused plan that you’re following.
If I’m wrong, how is that working out for you?
Are you reaching your goal within a reasonable time frame? Are your results consistent?
How is what you’re doing right now helping your game?
If you don’t have a clear answer to these questions, you need to stay with me. I have a program to show you that will accomplish all of that.
>>>#3. Are you serious about making a commitment to improving your game?
99 percent of New Year’s Resolutions are never kept.
Without tangible goals it’s difficult to maintain the level of motivation necessary to keep pushing yourself forward.
That’s where I come in.
I will help you finish what you start and you will be not only impressed with the results but also proud of yourself for achieving them.
We’ll talk more about that tomorrow and also see what we can do about gaining some yards.
With Much Resolve to Help You
Achieve Your Goals,
P.S. I literally have this down to a science and it’s that science that’s going to mean the difference between pride and disappointment. I’ll be releasing Shed Pounds to Shave Strokes in just a few days…
I don’t believe there’s such a thing as failing at an exercise program. If you do what the program says and you don’t cut corners, you succeeded. The program is what failed.
I put my name on this. I’m committed to not only you succeeding but the program, too.