Are you one swing away from injury?

Good lord, Scottie Scheffler. I know the rest of the field is hoping and praying for his wife to go into labor already. I was explaining to my son yesterday this is what it was like to live through the Tiger years – just not quite the longevity…yet. If he can stay healthy, who knows what he is capable of pulling off this year?  Speaking of, I want you to noodle on this for a minute… Is your body prepared for a golf swing?  Are your muscles protecting you?  Or, are you one swing away from being put on the shelf for weeks or months? When we grew up, stretching was about the most we ever did for injury prevention.  Not only was it stretching…but it was stretching cold muscles.  What were they thinking? Now, we know better.  We know we have to get stronger.  We have to protect ourselves. Is there anything worse as a competitor than sitting on the sideline? I have a pretty sizeable list of golfers in my head who were injury-prone, who now sail through the golf season with only a few aches and pains.  I would love to share their stories, but I know as soon as I do, they’re going to get hurt:) You know what, screw it!  Our co-founder Ryan won’t care that I’m telling you this…So, he is in pretty darn good shape for a 48-yr-old.  He lifts weights 4-5 times per week.  Walks a ton.  Could stand to lose 5-8 lbs but is by no means overweight. He also plays soccer.  So, a few years back, he pulled his calf muscle three times in the matter of a few months.  Unfortunately, he was about to hang ‘em up. But before he did, he threw up a Hail Mary… He added weighted calf-raises to his workouts twice per week.  Guess what? He’s been playing calf-injury-free for the past few years. For the record, it wasn’t a Hail Mary.  It was actually a pretty simple fix. We’ve all got something going on.  Big or small.  Instead of babying what hurts or throwing in the towel, steer into the skid… And fix it. You’ll play longer.  And have way more fun. STAY STRONG, Jeff Pelizzaro PS – If you’re in the 18STRONG Membership, don’t forget you’ve got access to the Warm-Up Blueprint.  If you’re playing anytime soon, that’s the quickest way to keep yourself safe. From there, we’ll help you build your safety blanket made of muscle.   If you’re not in the membership yet, you can click here to join us.            
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