It’s Monday and Happy Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) to our Jewish friends.
And speaking of a fresh start, let’s talk about the most classic beginner mistake I see over and over and over. And by “beginner”, I’m not talking about your experience in the gym. I just mean you’re beginning a program.
So, a few months ago, my 14-yr-old son came to me all fired up about starting a workout program.
And that’s when my son did what we all do. “Yeah, I want to work out every day, Dad.”
Classic beginner mistake.
Too much. Too fast.
I love his passion to get better, but jumping from one day to five, six, seven days per week is a perfect recipe for burnout…and injury.
And I see it all the time. Golfers decide they want to get into shape, then they go from zero to 100 mph.
After a few weeks, the dramatic lifestyle change is no longer sustainable.
The “trick” is that you have to do what works for you. And gradually build.
If you’re in good enough shape already to go 3 days per week, then do that.
If you’ve got a lot of work to do, then start with a walk every day.
Everyone is different.
But, please do not try to get on the cover of Men’s Health next month by overdoing it the next 30 days.
Now, assuming it’s been a minute since you’ve worked out, but you’re healthy and relatively strong, I would highly recommend you start with Golf Body Blueprint – Activate already installed in the 18STRONG Membership. Here is the “official” description:
Designed for the golfer who hasn’t been in the gym for a few years, or has little to no experience with weight training. The main goal is to build a strong foundation that helps you unlock your distance, power, mobility, and injury-prevention.
We designed Activate to be simple enough to adapt each exercise for everyone, no matter their level of expertise in the gym.
So, that’s my two cents.
Your #1 Fan,
PS – We also have more advanced training options in the 18STRONG Membership.
If you have questions about where you start, please respond to this email and we’ll get you pointed in the right direction.
You’re not alone. You’ve got this.