💪 Distance or lower scores?

Good morning on a beautiful St. Louis day that marks the official first day of training for the kids’ outdoor soccer season. The next four months coaching, spectating, and cheering are gonna fly by. 

When I think of our team, a big reason our boys have been successful is that our head coach does a great job recognizing what we need to work on. And putting a plan together to do it. 

Which got me thinking about this infographic I came across last week: 

[Bryson] 

And I asked myself, “What is Bryson ACTUALLY trying to accomplish by packing on the mass?” 

Obviously, he wants more distance (who doesn’t?). And there’s no denying he’s did that. 

But, once we get past the extra 20 yards off the tee, what are his goals? 

We could ask 100 golfers if they think his “experiment” has worked. And I bet we’d be split right down the middle. 

Not only that, but we’d have 100 varying opinions why they believe it’s been successful or unsuccessful so far. 

My two cents? I think the value of his brand has skyrocketed since his bulking. So, from a business POV, he’s done an amazing job. 

From a success-on-the-course POV, I think it’s a wash. Winning a major is huge. But the scoring average tells the bigger story. 

So, I’m curious about your training. What are your training goals? And are you doing the right things to reach them? 

About six weeks ago, I was focused on building muscle AND losing fat. But it wasn’t working. The problem was simple…  

It was my training. I was training for two different goals, which never works. 

It’s kinda like a baseball player hitting for power and average. It rarely happens. 

Once I prioritized building muscle, my body composition changed in just a few days.  

And I know that is where a lot of our golfers get into problems. The lines between goals get very blurry because we want it all. 

We have to resist that urge. And I’m obviously just as guilty as the next guy.  

Look, you’ll find separate training programs in the 18STRONG App – each with a very specific goal in mind. So, it’s up to you to prioritize what you actually want to get from your training. 

I got a little greedy and tried to have it all. And I got it wrong. 

So, there’s definitely something to be learned from Bryson. 

You’ve got this, 

Jeff Pelizzaro 

PS – If you need any help prioritizing your training, please reply to this email. I love to help. 

If you do know what you want out of your training, then hop over to the 18STRONG App. And get started today.