Now, you probably already know that you should be exercising more by lifting weights, doing cardio, and stretching.
What you probably didn’t know is how you combine these components can and will have a profound effect on your body’s response to creating power, flexibility and therefore your driving distance.
First, you need to know what NOT to do.
Avoid the “Bodybuilding Mentality”
If your goal is driving distance, it’s probably a good idea to avoid bodybuilding exercises and heavy weight routines.
Why, because bodybuilding does NOT equal driving distance.
When bodybuilders train, they are doing isolation movements. Bodybuilders do not take in to account how the body moves.
The goal of bodybuilding is to make a specific muscle as large as possible.
Putting 2 and 2 together, you can likely deduce that the two things you want to avoid doing are bodybuilding exercises and training with heavy weights.
So if you have been using old school training, or your trainer has you on machines, you need to pay careful attention to what I’m about to reveal to you.
To avoid this problematic situation, follow the same simple secret the PGA Tour players employ:
Secret #1: Use functional exercises that mimic golf stability and power. Translation Training(TM).
Of course, you may find some traditional bodybuilder exercises useful if used in the right context; just be sure these movements add to your stability, strength, or power.
To recap, here is the “approved” type of training:
Functional exercises that mimic golf stability and power.
So now you know what type of training to use. But, how can you keep making progress so your driving distance CONTINUES to increase?
Secret #2: Muscle Confusion
Contrary to popular belief, the key to driving distance is to constantly adapt and change your workouts in a scientific method. This is done in two different ways:
1. Change your workouts
2. Change intensity levels
For one, loads of research has shown that the body adapts to stressors placed on it. Basically, you hit a ROADBLOCK if you keep doing the same routine each week.
No more progress.
Ever notice people at your gym who have looked the same for as long as they’ve been coming to the gym? It’s because they keep doing the same routines over and over!
If you’re someone who has been doing the same routine for years, you’ve hit a roadblock.
…you’re performing Muscle Confusion exercises.
Translation Training™ and Muscle Confusion are the two tools you need to keep your body in a golf ball crushing state 24 hours a day.
That’s THE BOMB. But there is one way you can still screw things up, and that’s not by periodically implementing our third secret:
Secret #3: Your Fat is Sabotaging Your Drives.
If you’re naturally skinny and not overweight, then stop reading here and move on to the next section.
However, if you are like most of the population and a victim of SAD (Standard American Diet) and carrying a bit more fat than normal.. read on.
This is the ONE thing that no one in golf really wants to talk about, because it doesn’t create money at the pro shop.
But still, it is perhaps the #1 reason people either fail or succeed when looking to increase distance in their golf game, especially in the long term.
What is it? Body Fat.
Superman comes in to contact with Kryptonite and what happens? He loses all his superpowers. Body Fat has a kryptonite effect that sucks the distance out of your shots.
If you’re packing extra pounds, that can have a detrimental effect on your mobility and flexibility….killing your distance.
In fact, the mere act of shedding a few pounds can add a few yards to your game overnight.
Take a look at the top golfers on tour today. The best players are in the best shape physically from top to bottom.
This includes their nutrition.
I know..I know.. golf course burgers rock.
But it comes with a price…golf course food is perhaps the WORST when it comes to adding distance.
Shed those extra pounds, and add even MORE distance to your game.
Fortunately, fat loss is easy.. all you need to do is one simple thing: Increase Metabolism.
To sum it all up:
- Stop Training Like a Bodybuilder
- Use Periodic Workouts to Confuse Your Muscles
- Fat Loss
Sounds easy enough right? We both know that it’s hard to plan your own golf workouts. Which is why I put together a golf fitness workout for you here:
====> Golf Fitness Workout
Fairway and greens,