It’s a beautiful Thursday here in St. Louis, so as your coffee is brewing and you decide what you’re going to do this weekend, let’s get into a little physics (yeah, but it’s helpful).
More specifically, the relationship between our weight and our golf swing.
Golfers come in all shapes and sizes. From Willy Zalatoris on the extremely lean end of the spectrum to John Daly on the, ahem, not-so-lean end of the spectrum.
But, did you ever take a step back and think about how your body weight influences your swing?
For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction.
I’m sure Newton wasn’t thinking of us golf nuts when he said that, but let’s apply this law to golf.
When we carry extra weight around our midsections, the torque and rotational force required to make a consistent swing increases.
More weight means slower swings, reduced flexibility, and off-balanced shots (John Daly is a natural, physical freak, so he’s an outlier who doesn’t get included in the data).
So, for most of us, extra weight is bad simply for our mechanics.
If you wanna go even further down the line, extra weight saps our energy and stamina.
Around #12, when fatigue tends to set in, those added pounds of fat can be the difference between finishing strong and struggling across the finish line.
Of course, the solution is to go on a diet. And lose weight, right?
I see this every day…jumping onto the latest fad diet that is not only unhealthy, but usually detrimental our golf game is a recipe for heartache and frustration.
Instead of the bastardized version of a “diet”, we need to shift our thinking and approach our diet as simply what we eat and drink every day.
Calories in needs to be smaller than calories out.
And the best way that I’ve been able to do this with not only myself, but my clients and our Crew…
Eat healthy 80-90% of the time. And use strength training to help keep you in a caloric deficit.
No, it ain’t sexy. But it works.
For golfers, strength training is more complicated because we have unique needs and challenges that “regular” people or other sports have.
We need strength, power, flexibility, speed, rotation, etc.
And we need those things in specific areas of our bodies.
And a 20-yr-old body is different than a 45+ body.
That is why we created the Golfer’s Fat Loss Blueprint…Specifically for golfers over 45 who not only want to lose fat, but they want their hard work to also payoff on the course.
And most importantly, want results that will last.
This program is not about lightning-fast weight loss. It’s about methodically creating the habits that are going to put you in control of your weight forever.
To check it out, you can swing (a-ha) over here and check it out: Click Here.
Alright, I’ll catch you tomorrow.
Your #1 Fan,
PS – To help celebrate the re-release of the Golfer’s Fat Loss Blueprint, we’re lowering the price from $97 to $67 until this upcoming Monday.