345: Gabe Caldwell : Golf FITNESS Training is NOT the same as Golf SKILL Training…

Today I’m joined by Gabe Caldwell of Chicago Made Training.

Gabe is a golf fitness professional out of Chicago, IL. that initially caught our eye because of all of the great content he puts out consistently on Instagram (@GabeCaldwellGolf). In today’s episode, Gabe helps us break down the difference between training your body to play better golf vs working on the “skills” of playing golf.

Aside from discussing our games a little bit at the beginning, Gabe breaks down some of the key elements you should be working on to make sure your body is ready to finish your next 18 strong (…get it 😉).

From conditioning to mobility to medicine ball drills, we discuss it all.

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Gabe’s Background

  • Gabe has over 15+ years in the fitness industry.
  • He has worked with hundreds of clients from high-level athletes to everyone looking to improve their overall health.
  • Gabe specializes in golf performance.
  • As a golfer for the past 30 years, he understands the importance that mobility, posture, and strength training have on driving power off the tee and consistent play.
  • Gabe is a licensed clinical massage therapist and completed his TPI certification in 2017.

Highlights from this Episode

  • Gabe discusses what he is personally working on in his game and how he blends his training and practice.
  • We discuss the topics of mobility, speed, power and how to properly train for them
  • Gabe expands on a form of endurance training (HICT) that he uses with his golfers that is a great way to blend strength, speed, and endurance into more “fun” workouts.

Parting Questions:

Favorite Golf Movie?

Caddy Shack

What is your walk-up song to the first tee-box?

Cult of Personality (Living Color)

Book Recommendation?

Atomic Habits (James Clear)

What’s your dream foursome?

His buddies… Andrew, Ryan, & his Dad.

If we could fly you to any golf course, where would you want to play?
St. Andrews in Scotland.

Social media Shoutout


Best piece of golf advice you’ve ever been given?
“Close the “f’ing” clubface!!!”

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