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This is my absolute FAVOURITE salad probably of all time! This meal is awesome before a round of golf or after you round.

This salad is so simple and packed full of flavour, but the key to this salad is making sure you massage the kale with the dressing… and yes I mean massage it with your hands!  This is the best way to soften up the kale and you get that yummy dressing in every bite, because who likes lettuce without dressing… NOT ME!

Here is how I make it:

2 cups of chopped up kale

3-4 spays of olive oil spray

1 freshly squeezed lemon

1 garlic clove

1 tsp of whole grain mustard

Salt + Pepper (DO NOT FORGET SALT AND PEPPER, it is a game changer in salads! Trust me!)

 

Once you have all these ingredients combined in a bowl it is time to start massaging it all!  Don’t be shy, get in there!

You can now add whatever you want to this base!

I added some cherry tomatoes, avocado, and a honey garlic sausage!

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If any of you are like me and love to snack throughout the day but find it hard to find healthy nutritious snacks then this post is for you!  As a golfer who spends hours on the golf course, I need snacks that are easy to fit into my bag and that give me a little boots of energy when I need it half way through my round of golf.

I find it very difficult to find healthy and nutritious snacks that fit in with my WW program (Weight Watchers) so I have been on the hunt for some yummy snacks!  Now, you can of course go with simple fruits and vegetables for snacking throughout the day but that can get a little boring, right…?!

I found an online Canadian company that is kind of like an online grocery store but everything is health conscious!  It’s like a one stop shop for everything healthy which is amazing!  It is called Natura Market and the fun part is you can customize your searches based on what kind of “diet” you are following or what your preferences are.

Here are some of the snacks that I found that we love and order on a continuous basis! A little bit of sweet and salty!

Siete has quickly become our most favourite brand for snacks, they use the best ingredients and you do not feel guilty after eating half a bag of little cookies or chips!  They also make amazing tortillas that are grain free; they makes cassava and almond flour tortillas and we would 10/10 recommend!

Hope you try these out and love them just as much as we do!

 

 

Hey Everyone!

In this week’s golf exercise we will be addressing the pectoral muscles and a little bit of the triceps and deltoids. In addition, the glute bridge part of the exercise also help help the strength, hypotrophy and stability of lower core. The reason i’m addressing the upper body this week is to help with muscle tone and help with power can produce in the downswing of your golf swing. And the stability you build in the glute bridge position will help with posture and increase more balance for the golf swing.

 

Benefits:

When performing this workout, you are decreasing stress on your lower back when compared to a traditional bench press with the barbell or dumbbell. In addition, fat tends to collect in the lower region of the pectoral muscles in men as they age, so this exercise  helps a lot in slowing down that process. Moreover, you will also reduce stress on the shoulders, ability to increase more weight and transfer that strength onto other chest exercises.

Drawback:

One con about this exercise is that if you have never done it before you will experience an awkward period trying to master it. This can lead to less optimal lifting mechanics.

How to Perform The Exercise:

  1. On flat floor with a yoga matt, lye down with dumbbells on each arm and bend your knees to get into the glute bridge position.
  2. Once the Gluteus Maximus is engaged, allow the the weight lean on your shoulder blades and keep your head on the ground.
  3. When ready, have your arms with the dumbbells extended and bend the elbows and low the arms to the floor.
  4. Press back up while the core braced in the glutes and abdomen. And then continue for 6-8 reps.

 

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This week we have an awesome recipe that can be done with the Traeger Smoker Grill which is THE BEST smoker for the best meals you will ever experience. This is a an amazing post round of golf recipe and will help refuel for the next day. This recipe was inspired by our love for spicy food and the love for Nandos (you have to try Nandos if you have not already). We used the Garlic PERI-PERI sauce to marinate the chicken breast;  the flavour of the smoke combined with the sauce married perfectly and made this one of the most memorable dinners we have ever had. So, we hope you try it out, this is a great one!

(These ingredients serve 5 people)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup: Garlic PERI-PERI sauce
  • 6 chicken breast
  • 2 1/2 cups of basmati rice

For the Stir Fry & Grilled Vegetables

  • 3 whole Brown Onions
  • 2 cups of Shiitake mushrooms
  • 8 grams of Asparagus
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 3 cups of Baby Corn
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1tbsp of chilli flakes

Instruction:

  1. Place the chicken breast in a bowl and add the Garlic PERI-PERI sauce.  Let them marinate for 30 minutes-1 hour.
  2. Once ready, turn on your Traeger Grill and set the temperature to 350 F. Once the temperature is reached 350 F, go ahead and put on your chicken breast for 30 minutes. After the first 15 minutes flip the breast for even grill marks on the other side of the chicken.
  3. In a tray, place the asparagus, baby corn; mix them with the olive oil, chilli flakes and the garlic. Once that is done place the tray in the Traeger Grill with chicken. This should take the same amount of time as the chicken (30 minutes.)
  4. While the chicken breast is cooking you can start prepping the bisamti rice. Place the rice in a pot with 4 1/2 cups of water and bring the water to a boil at a high heat. Once the water starts to boil, turn down the heat to low and cover the pot to steam the rice. This should take 2o minutes.
  5. Once the all the main dishes are complete serve accordingly and dig in!

 

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I am sure most of you reading this have heard about the collagen craze that is going around in the health and wellness space because of how incredible of a supplement it is.  As we age, our bodies ability to produce its own collagen decreases, therefore it is important that we give our bodies a little boost to make sure that we are as healthy as we can be!  

Collagen is great for healthy joints, hair, skin, and nails!  I won’t go into to much detail about the benefits since I am not a doctor or nutritionist but I can let you know what my experience has been while using collagen.  

I recently bought the Sproos Performance Multi-Collagen.  Sproos is a Canadian company (which I love because I am from Canada) with high quality, sustainable sourcing.  

The Performance Multi-Collagen has collagen types I, II and III which is a balanced blend of grass-fed bovine, wild-caught marine and cage-free chicken bone broth collagen.  This collagen is unflavoured and has no funky taste or smell to it which makes it ideal for mixing it into your coffee, tea, smoothies, water, or yogurt! I personally put a scoop into my fresh citrus and ginger water every morning and love it! 

As a high performance athlete it is important that I am giving my body everything that it needs to recover and perform at my best!  This is why the Sproos Performance Multi-Collagen is now a vital part of my everyday routine!

 

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Date: March 24, 2021

Author: Nick Randall & Shawn Clement

 

By now, the resolutions you made at the start of the year regarding your golf performance and general health have either become a habit (nice work!) or a distant memory (join the club!).

If you’re like the majority of people that struggle to make their resolutions stick, and find your game stuck at a constant plateau year on year, then perhaps you could benefit from some guidance.

Many people make resolutions or set goals without knowing if they are realistic or developing a plan for how to achieve them. This can lead to doubt, confusion and the tendency to give up when faced with the first obstacle or sign that things aren’t progressing as hoped for.

The teams at Wisdom in Golf and Golf Fit Pro have seen thousands of golfers try to get better through coaching, fitness or a combination of both. The people that we see achieve their goals tend to plan effectively, measure their progress and realise that making lasting and tangible improvements takes time and is rarely a linear process.

When listening to our clients tell the story of what they have tried and failed to achieve in the past, we hear the same mistakes over and over:

CLASSIC GOLF RESOLUTION MISTAKES

Golf Resolution 1 – “I’m going to improve how my golf swing looks”

Classic Mistake – Chasing positions in your golf swing, instead of feels and outcomes

This is one aspect of golf learning and instruction that has been absolutely ground to a pulp and has seen the worst results throughout the decades. The reason??

There has been study after study in sports science on how we learn motor skills and the majority of findings in the hundreds of experiments through dozens of top schools have concluded that when we think “internally” and think about the “how to use and move the body parts” to perform the swing, we performed very poorly.
But when we focused “externally” to perform a simple task to a specific target, we always improved at a very noticeable rate and eventually performed brilliantly!

Example of an internal thoughts:  “Make sure you keep the lead elbow straight while keeping the head still and down while shifting the weight from the trail leg to the lead leg to then turn the hips through the ball while keeping the angles in your wrists as long as possible before hitting the ball.

Is it even a surprise that this could never work???
Example of an external thought:  “use the sole of the club as a grass cutting tool (which it is) and whip the grass clippings towards the direction you want to start the ball.”

The term “whip” insinuates the activation of the human kinetic chain and the delivery of the chain into the direction of the target maintains the lag of the wrists until they need to collect the grass and send the grass clippings to the target.
The human anatomy is already designed to use leverage through the arm-wrist-hand anatomy to hinge and load the arm-club unit, and the self preserving nature of the brain-body connection shifts the weight seamlessly to the lead leg and foot to use the ground to move the body out of the way up until it is time to release the grass clippings into the direction we want the ball to fly into.
When you cut the grass, the ball compresses into the club’s face where the loft is and the ball magically leaps into the stratosphere on it’s way to the target and bliss then floods the brain with all the right chemicals making it very addictive to practice to keep feeling that feeling over and over again.
So, easy to keep the resolution when you have fun and bliss front and centre!!

Golf Resolution 2 – “I’m going to quantify my on-course performance”

Classic Mistake – Keeping stats for fairways and greens hit to inform directional control

The stat to end all stats is very simple but completely overlooked.

Say you hit your shot to the right when you were wanting to hit the fairway. You lined up your shot and went through your check list and finally got to where it was time to pull the trigger. What was going through your mind just before you swung?
The most popular is “trying to hit the ball” and the second most popular answer and close second is “I forgot” or “I blacked out” and the third most popular answer is “don’t hit it over there”.
All 3 of these are complete disasters in the making and the main reason golfers are so scared out there and simply play with hope and fear.  Now here is the proper sequence of events:
1 – choose a flight plan that you want to send the ball to
2 – choose an intermediate point in front of the ball at just 6 to 12 inches from a down the line vantage point which is using your binocular vision (the human’s accurate vision)
3 – predict that the ball will be in the way of your task-action to the direction of initial ball flight to the right or left or over the intermediate point.
4 – activate the pre-motor cortex by asking the brain “what is the feel of that effortless action whip through the grass in that direction which feels powerful and easy to produce where I could do that task all day as if it were my full time job?
5 – oh yeah, about like this! And you are mor staying with your task all the way into the picture
6 – observe flight and contact without judgement, because it has been proven that we are incapable of repeating our tasks exactly the same way. Which means we cannot ever make sure of anything which means if you even try to repeat, you will fill your system with tension and anxiety which will annihilate performance and cause you to choke.

CLASSIC FITNESS RESOLUTION MISTAKES

Fitness Resolution 1 – “I’m gonna get more flexible”

Classic Mistake – Chasing rotational mobility / flexibility gains with limited understanding of how to achieve them.

In my experience, there are 3 key components to improving mobility – Self Massage, Stretch, Range of Motion

Self Massage is basically improving the tissue quality of muscle and fascia (connective tissue) through basic massage techniques using a foam roller and spiky ball.

Stretching is simply looking to lengthen the muscle.

Range of Motion is using the improvement tissue quality and muscle length and take the key joints through range of motion.

The video playlist below provides an example mobility routine for the hips – a major contributor to rotation and power in the golf swing. 1 set of each exercise for around 30 secs each side x 3 per week should get on the right track.

 

Fitness resolution 2 – “I’m gonna get more powerful, so I can hit the ball further”

Classic Mistake – Loading up the bar before developing the required stability and core strength

Lifting too heavy, too early not only increases the risk of injury, it can also limit your power producing potential. We need solid stability and core strength to be able to transfer power gains to our golf swing. If we don’t have a strong, solid base and the core muscle strength to transfer ground reaction force to the upper body, it can be a bit like firing a cannon from a canoe i.e. not very effective!

The video playlist below provides some basic level exercise ideas for strengthening the key muscles around the hips and core. Try 3 sets of 10 reps for each exercise, 3 times per week.

 

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One aspect of golf that gets most critical analysis is a golfer’s posture and I have felt the scrutiny in way or the other. In this weeks exercise I wanted to focus on the neck muscles and structure. Moreover, the neck is part of the body tends to get neglected is one’s ability to ensure their neck is stable and strong in the golf swing or at set-up over the golf ball.

In addition, today I wanted to share with you a great exercise taught to me from Golf Fit Pro (Nick Randall) and how you can save your neck from getting left out from golf fitness. The muscles responsible for holding your neck and head in good posture are deep in the front of the neck and strengthening them can be tricky.

Benefits:

The combination of a forward head position and a tight / weak neck presents a twofold issue for rotation in the backswing. Firstly, the head hanging forward and low inhibits our ability to rotate through our upper back because our spine is being pulled out of the neutral position from where is rotates most efficiently. Secondly, the tight muscles around the neck reduce the ability to rotate in our upper spine, often leading to unwanted head movement away from the ball in the backswing.

 

How its performed:

Placing a piece of light resistance tubing (or the Gravity Cap) over the crown of your head, aim to push up against the tubing, drawing your spine out of your pelvis and standing stall. Retract your chin and feel the deep muscles in the front of your neck working. Hold for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds and repeat.

 

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Neck pain in a common issue in modern populations, with the root cause often related to hours on end in a fixed forward head posture. This position leads to a shortening of the extensor muscles at the back of the neck and a weakening of the deep muscles in the front. The result is often pain and discomfort in the neck, sometimes accompanied by headaches.

From a golf perspective, the combination of a forward head position and a tight / weak neck presents a twofold issue for rotation in the backswing. Firstly, the head hanging forward and low inhibits our ability to rotate through our upper back because our spine is being pulled out of the neutral position from where is rotates most efficiently. Secondly, the tight muscles around the neck reduce the ability to rotate in our upper spine, often leading to unwanted head movement away from the ball in the backswing.

If you suffer from a tight neck and would rather play golf without pain and a shortened back swing, then try following the steps outlined below.

STEP 1 – SELF MASSAGE 

 

Grab a spiky ball or similar massage tool, and place it under the ridge of your skull, to either the left of right of the spine. Support the weight of your head with a hand placed behind the head if needed, your neck muscles should be relaxed.

Slowly turn your head from left to right and nod up and down. Maintain a slow rhythm and aim for a deep massage. Every 20 seconds switch the position slightly and repeat until you have covered both sides.

YouTube – Neck Massage

 

STEP 2 – MASSAGE

 

Stretch 1 – Nose to armpit. Gently pull your nose down towards your armpit, feeling the stretch in back of your neck. Aim to stand tall throughout stretch, trying not to slump forward. Hold for 30 seconds each side.

 

Stretch 2 – Ear to Shoulder – Tilt your head to one side, moving ear towards shoulder, feeling stretch down the side of your neck. Add some light pressure to your head with the opposite hand. Hold for 30 seconds each side.

STEP 3 – STRENGTHEN DEEP NECK MUSCLES

The muscles responsible for holding your neck and head in good posture are deep in the front of the neck and strengthening them can be tricky. The best method I have used was taught to me by Carolyn Richardson of GravityFit.

 

Placing a piece of light resistance tubing (or the Gravity Cap) over the crown of your head, aim to push up against the tubing, drawing your spine out of your pelvis and standing stall. Retract your chin and feel the deep muscles in the front of your neck working. Hold for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds and repeat.

 

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When performing any of these exercises, stop immediately if you feel dizzy or experience any strong pain.

 

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So you’ve had the desire to improve your game and feel like it’s a good time to get busy with some physical training. Making a plan and getting a training program sorted out are next on the agenda, but you might feel a bit overwhelmed by the contrasting opinions and recommendations out there relating to golf fitness. If you are anything like the average golfer, then thoughts like this might be running through your head:

  • Will I need to join a gym?
  • How can I move my hips like Rory?
  • Is stretching good for me or not?
  • Should I get a trainer?
  • Maybe I’ll get the “Ab Flex Twisty Turner Fat Shredder Pro 9?” (the answer is a definite NO to this one!)

All these doubts essentially boil down to four key questions

  • What exercises are best for you?
  • How many sets and reps should you do?
  • When should you do them?
  • How much load should you use?

Answering these four questions forms the nuts and bolts of constructing a training program. If we can figure out how to answer these questions best, then we are most of the way to getting you a decent training program.

What Exercises Are Best For You?

Everyone has an opinion on what exercises golfers should or shouldn’t do. If you listened to everybody you’d be either in the gym all day doing 73 different exercises per workout, or you’d be frozen to the spot thinking about why NOT to do them all!

A good rule of thumb is to include exercise variations of the following primal movements

  • Squat, Lunge, Push, Pull, Bend/Hinge, Brace

You’ll also want to target improvements in the following areas:

  • Strength
  • Stability
  • Mobility
  • Posture

This will ensure a balanced workout that incorporates a range of different movements and improves the way your body performs during the golf swing.

How Many Sets and Reps Should You Do?

Again, opinions can be pretty polarized here. Some say do 5 reps for max strength or power, while others reckon that endurance is key and recommend doing 20 reps per set. I would advise to simply take the middle ground on this one. Aim for 8-to-12 reps and 2-to-3 sets and you can’t go too far wrong.

When Should You Do Them?

This really depends on a lot of your lifestyle and when you play golf during the week. Let’s use the example of someone who has some spare time during the week to exercise and plays their competitive round on a Saturday. In this case, go for three workouts per week and try to have a rest/recovery day on Friday. A schedule I often recommend is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.

How Much Load Should You Use?

Imagine a scale of exertion and effort relative to how hard the last two reps are in a set. At one end of the scale, you are you are in danger of bursting blood vessels in your eyes. This is a 10. At the other end of the scale, you are not even close to breaking a sweat and could do 50 more reps if your life really depended on it. This is a 1. I would recommend aiming for 7 or 8 on the scale.

In terms of what type of load, I like the following progression relative to ability and experience:

  • Bodyweight
  • Bands
  • Dumbbells
  • Barbells

An Example

For a nice simple example of how this looks in program format, take a look at the image below. This is a workout taken from a beginner level program, a version of which I use with younger juniors and novice gym users to introduce them to training their body for golf.

It is well worth considering that this advice WILL NOT apply to everyone and program design should reflect your ability, experience, injuries and other individual peculiarities. It also should be known that as professionals, my contemporaries and I consider a few more factors to achieve a really top notch program:

  • What levels of exercises are suitable?
  • What exercise progressions to use and when?
  • Which exercises go together (and which ones do not)?
  • How much rest between sets?
  • What tempo (speed) to perform the exercises at?
  • What are the appropriate modifications to form and technique?

As you can see, designing a comprehensive golf fitness program by yourself is actually a pretty tricky task. Formal strength and conditioning education, extensive knowledge of the golf swing and plenty of experience are needed to properly answer all of the questions above.

 

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March 2, 2021

Author: Sue Shapcott, PHD & Nick Randall PGA Tour Strength and Conditioning Coach

 

What if something simple was holding back your golf progress? For many players, something simple does – their beliefs about what constitutes ability. If we told you that you are probably one of those golfers, would you be willing to challenge your beliefs about what ability is? Or even change them? Our guess is that you would at least want to hear more.

 

FIXED VS. GROWTH MINDSET

So here we go. Let’s first define the term we will use to talk about belief systems – our mindset. Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychologist, coined the phrase mindset to describe whether people had a fixed or growth mindset about ability. On one end of the mindset continuum is a ‘fixed’ mindset. That is a belief that ability is innate and ingrained in your DNA – you have either got it or not. At the other end of the continuum is a ‘growth’ mindset. A growth mindset entertains the belief that ability is something that can be developed with strategic practice and effort.

 

GROWTH MINDSET

Educational psychologists have learned that where we sit on that mindset continuum can predicts a range of behaviors including motivation, resiliency, and performance. To cut to the chase, a growth mindset in golf is associated with behaviors that will assist your learning. You will seek help to improve, perceive learning as a process, frame setbacks as learning opportunities, practice hard, and consequently be successful.

FIXED MINDSET

In contrast, a fixed mindset perpetuates a notion that some people are born golfers and others are not. These players become defensive when given feedback (because they think feedback is a judgement of their ability). Inevitable setbacks are framed as evidence of no talent, and consequently, motivation dwindles, and success becomes fleeting. Where do you think you fall on the growth-fixed mindset continuum?

In our respective instruction and fitness businesses, we see Dweck’s mindset theory play out daily. The golfers who make the most progress in our programs are not the ones with the most ‘natural ability,’ but the ones who work with us to develop an improvement plan, stick to it, and see learning as a process.

 

HOW YOUR MINDSET CAN HELP YOU IMPROVE

We are not saying that if you just have a growth mindset about golf and fitness ability you will become a world champion. And that is not what we sell in our golf improvement plans – far from it. But we do know that developing a growth mindset about ability will increase your motivation, improve your practice strategies, and help you fulfil your potential. And let’s be honest, how many of us can say we do that very often? Golfers with a growth mindset are not consumed by appearing ‘good’ or ‘bad’ at a task. They are not trying to impress us with their strength or ball flight.  Instead, they show up to learn, be challenged, and are willing to put in the effort it takes to succeed.

Regardless of what else you do to improve your golf game, consider underpinning it with a growth mindset. You may be amazed at how differently you respond in golf lessons, how you react after bad scores, or how your attitude towards fitness programs improves. Until you start seeing your golf ability as something that can develop, your search for golf’s magic pill will remain frustratingly elusive.

 

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Hope you are having a great start to the week. For this week’s exercise we will be looking at the Dumbbell Lunges, a great exercises that benefits you in many different ways, especially on how you balance your body. Now this exercise can be performed with no weights as well if you are starting off with your fitness journey. The muscles you are targeting when performing this exercise is the quadriceps, gluteus max and mid with a little bit of core.

 

Benefits to Golf

You will notice as you perform the movement pattern of this exercise, the stability and strength you develop in the legs will translate to how you’re engaging the ground forces utilized in the golf swing. Its a very simple exercise that improves you ability to load your legs and then rise up under control with power.

 

How its performed:

  1. With the dumbbells hanging on your sides, stand up straight. Palms facing the thighs. Feet can be shoulder width apart or less than shoulder width apart.
  2. Take a big step forward with either leg and lunge until the thigh is parallel with the ground. Apply on the pressure on the heel. The back leg is bent at the knee while the balanced on the toes
  3. Don’t let the lead leg’s knee get past the toes. Step back to starting position and perform the same movement pattern onto the opposite leg.
  4. Then proceed to alternate between each leg until the end of the prescribed workout.

 

 

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This week we have a great exercise that many of you may recognize if you have been at a gym before. This exercise is the  barbell bent over row which is a nice exercise for the building stronger and bigger lats (latissimus dorsi), traps (trapezius), rhomboids, posterior deltoids, and the other smalls muscles that surround the joint. Your biceps and forearms get recruited in the exercises but not in a major way.

The exercise can also be performed with dumbbells which would help increase the understating fo the movement patterns. So if you have never performed this exercise before then I recommend trying it our with dumbbells first.

 

Benefits to your Golf Swing

As many you perform the exercise, you will soon notice that benefit of dong the barbell row will translate toward your follow-through of your golf swing and improve your ability to accelerate with power in the downswing.

 

How its done

  1. Have your feet shoulder width apart and have the bar lined up mid-foot.
  2. Bend over with a slight knee bend, grab the bar with palms down, medium-grip and then lift the bar.
  3. As you lift the bar, keeps your hips high raise you chest and straighten your back
  4. Pull the bar against your lower chest or abdomen region and then reset to starting position

 

 

Barbell Bent Over Row Video

 

Frequency

This would be performed 1 to 2 times per week

  • 4 sets
  • 8-10 reps

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Co-authored: Golf Fit Pro