PODCAST EPISODES

18SP 048: Robbie Cannon | How Golf Fitness Changed his Career and Made Him a Champion!

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Robbie Cannon shares his expertise in the world of Golf Fitness, Championship Amateur Golf and gives us an in inside look at his week at the Open Championship with Shane Lowry. Robbie Cannon is the owner of Cannon Performance, in Dublin, Ireland.  He works with some of the top professionals and amateur golfer/golf teams in Ireland.  Robbie is also a champion amateur golfer himself. Robbie stresses that the introduction of proper fitness into his training changed his game, but also created a passion that changed his career! You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Robbie Cannon’s Background Robbie started paying golf around the age of 14 Started having some success at the amateur ranks Robbie was introduced to some of the top instructors in Ireland to help him with his game, both with his swing and fitness (John Kelly and Liam Hennessy) The saw significant changes in his game and found a passion for the fitness side. He won the 2009 South of Ireland Tournament as well as the 2013 Irish Amateur He changed his career to the fitness side of golf, realizing that he could help so many of the irish youth and even the elite players by helping them in their training. Highlights from this Episode Robbie goes into detail about his story; how fitness and great instruction molded him into the player he is today and how his passion was created for helping other golfers We discuss some of the changes that Robbie made, both in his fitness routine as well as his diet that made the biggest difference. Robbie has also become a competitive sprinter in recent years and explains some of the exercises that overlap between golf and sprinting that help create the explosive power needed. Robbie spent the week at the 2015 Open Championship with Shane Lowry at St. Andrews and discusses how they prepared for the event We talk about Shane’s career and some of the other great players that Robbie has had the fortune of wither playing with, or coaching. Robbie

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18SP 047: Jim Ferris | More Than Just Golf Fitness

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Jim Ferris shares his expertise in the world of fitness, strength training, nutrition and even micro brew beers! Jim is a strength coach for some of the highest level athletes in the world.  His expertise in this world makes him a trusted resource for many fitness professionals as well as the clients he works with.  Jim also has a great presence online via social media often sharing some gems of wisdom and entertaining insights into fitness, food, beer, life and much more. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Jim Ferris’ Background Philadelphia based trainer Works with professional athletes, local teams, colleges, everyday fitness enthusiasts and a few celebrities His athletes include members of the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLL, and many NCAA athletes both team and individual. Jim’s philosophy is that every person, athlete or everyday fitness enthusiast has potential that can be unlocked with excellent work in the gym. Highlights from this Episode Jim and I discuss the problem of information overload in the fitness and health industry. He gives some tips on what an individual can do to make sure they are getting great information and not just jumping on the band wagon of the most recent fitness trend An example of one of the debate we have seen over the years is the use of the speed ladder, which Jim helps us break down and highlights some of the benefits and some of the not so useful applications With diet and nutrition being such a big part of fitness and performance, Jim and I talk about his personal diet. With his wedding coming up in a couple months, Jim’s personal training program and diet are in full swing, or as we like to say “getting shredded mode.” He has started using Inside Tracker, which is a blood testing system to take the guesswork out of your nutrition. He has also been utilizing Pat Davidson’s “DRAGO” workout to kill it in the gym We discuss some of his tactics when working to achieve body composition (building lean

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18SP 046: Mike Brantl | Yoga for Golfers

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Mike Brantl of Mike Brantl Golf Fitness and author of “The Empowered Golfer” shares his expertise in the world of yoga for golf. Mike Brantl is a TPI Level 3 certified golf fitness instructor that has an expert background in the practice of Yoga.  Mike has been using yoga with his golfers for many years and explains some of the incredible benefits he has seen in golfers of all levels. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Mike Brantl’s Background TPI Level 3 Golf Fitness Instructor Has worked as a strength coach and personal trainer since 1991 Mike grew up playing golf and caddying at a young age but didn’t start playing seriously until his 20’s Mike is the author of the book “The Empowered Golfer: Yoga for Optimal Golf Performance” Highlights from this Episode Mike explains yoga for us, what it is, the background of it, different styles, etc. We discuss the different ways that yoga can benefit a golfer Breathing Posture Mobility/stability “Grounding” and transferring energy Mike and I discuss the “one-sidedness” of golf and why yoga can be a great way to help balance out the body Yoga can also work as a natural corrective exercise technique due to the body learning to stabilize in new positions and result in more range of motion as a result Mike explains what a novice can do to start working on some yoga techniques He gives several resources that will be helpful in learning more about yoga and provide you with some introductory poses Mike suggests a few poses that he likes using in certain situations for the golfer (some videos are linked below) Recommended Book: “The Empowered Golfer: Yoga for Optimal Golf Performance” by Mike Brantl (the current version of this book is not in print as Mike is working on a new version, but he does have it available for sale in digital form.  Simply email him at [email protected] CaddyShack or Happy Gillmore? CaddyShack What are you excited about in your near future? Mike is excited

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18SP 045: Martin Chuck | Successful and Repetitive Ball Striking

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Martin Chuck shares his expertise in the world of golf instruction and gives us an in inside look at the keys to a successful and repetitive impact on the golf ball. Martin Chuck is one of the most prominent golf instructors on the web.  From his Tour Striker Golf Academy and training aids to his instructional videos on Revolution golf, Martin has impacted hundreds of thousands of golfers with his philosophy of creating successful and repetitive impact. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Martin Chuck’s Background Grew up in Canada Played collegiate golf at New Mexico State University Played on the Mini-tour and Nationwide Tour At age 26 moved to Palm Desert to work at a golf club as a teaching professional Invented the Tour Striker Golf Club and founded the Tour Striker Golf Academy Highlights from this Episode Martin Chuck analyzes Ben Bishop’s golf swing (goaltender of the Tampa Bay Lightening): Martin analyzes my Dad’s (Tom Pelizzaro) swing: 2 Drills that Martin Suggested: Extension is Key Add Body Extension to Your Swing   CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore? Caddyshack What are you excited about in your near future? Martin has several Tour Striker Schools coming up including a couple overseas in England.  He is very excited to work with new groups of golfers from all over the world in such an intimate and immersive setting. Where to Find Martin Chuck TourStriker.com RevolutionGolf.com Twitter: @tourstriker Other Links Mentioned All Tour Striker Training Products  

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18SP 044: Lindsay Manion | Create a Score Dropping Warm-Up Routine

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Lindsay Manion shares his expertise as both a world class golf fitness professional and a former champion collegiate golfer.  In today’s episode, Lindsay gives us an in inside look at the benefits of warming up properly for your round and how it changed her golf career. Lindsay Manion is one of the top strength coaches for golfer in Canada, working with several collegiate teams, collegiate individuals, juniors, and professional golfers.  Her unique look at preparing the body for the course is supported not only by her success as a collegiate golfer, but in the success and personal stories of her clients. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Lindsay Manion’s Background Head Strength Coach at the Tour Performance Lab in Vancouver, BC Former collegiate golfer with 3 Canadian Championships and 1 United States title (NAIA) TPI Certified golf fitness professional and Level 2 Junior Coach Graduated with a degree in Human Kinetics from UBC (University of British Columbia) Head strength coach for the UBC men’s and women’s golf team Highlights from this Episode Lindsay recaps her experience going to the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay We discuss the the importance of warming up properly for your round of golf Lindsay shares her personal experiences as a player and how learning to warm-up properly changed her career as a golfer With a properly executed and well thought out warm-up routine, there is a high correlation to playing better and hitting the ball farther off the tee. We discuss some of the research around warm-up routines and some of the best exercises and drills you can perform before hitting the tee. What can you do even if you are limited on time and have to rush to the 1st tee? CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore? Happy Gilmore What are you excited about in your near future? Lindsay has a lot of younger players traveling to competitions in the near future. She is playing in some competitive events coming up Lindsay has 2 clients (The Canadian Ninja’s) on the Golf Channel’s new

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18SP 043: Jeremy Crowe | Training for More Endurance on the Golf Course

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Jeremy Crowe shares his expertise in the world of Strength and Conditioning and gives us an in inside look at the most effective ways to go about training for more endurance on the course. Jeremy works with athletes and golfers of all types and levels.  He also works at St. Judes’ Hospital in memphis as an exercise specialist, helping the children there recover.  His expertise in these areas has taught him the importance of using techniques and testing to improve his clients/patients movement quality and function, which in turn lead to better overall health, fitness, and performance on and off the golf course. In todays episode, Jeremy and I specifically discuss some of the debate around the topic of increasing endurance and stamina on the golf course.  Is it better to do ore cardio, more strength and power work, or a combo?  Listen below to hear Jeremy’s take. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Jeremy Crowe’s Background Master’s in Exercise Science CSCS, ACSM CES, TPI Level 3 Golf Fitness Professional, TPI Level 2 Golf Biomechanist Has worked with a variety of golfers from professional and amateur ranks Has worked with many other athletes (ie wrestlers, rugby, baseball, basketball, etc) Jeremy works at St. Jude Hospital as well as working with athletes on an individual basis. Highlights from this Episode The topic of this show was sparked by a debate going on between a group of Golf Fitness Professionals regarding the best practices to help our golfers increase their overall stamina on the course. Jeremy defines some of the common terms that individuals can get hung up on when talking about training, such as Energy Systems, Power, Endurance, Aerobic training, etc Jeremy explains why, after the initial screening process, he looks at an individuals power first to determine where he needs to go with their training. Jeremy discusses why he does not think low to moderate intensity aerobic training (ie long walks, treadmill sessions, medium paced biking, etc.) is very effective for improving a golfers endurance. “Golf is a

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18SP 042: Robert Yang | Secrets to Optimizing Performance Through Hydration and Nutrition

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Robert Yang shares his expertise in the world of Nutrition, Supplementation and Golf Fitness. Robert gives us an in inside look at some of the secrets to staying hydrated through a round without the commercialized sports drinks.  He also breaks some myths around several Taboo topics in the world of food and nutrition. Robert is a world renowned strength and conditioning coach with specialties in the areas of nutrition consulting and power development.  He works with athletes and golfers of all levels to optimize their performance and lifestyles through their eating habits and fitness.   You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Robert’s Background Located in Encinitas, CA Advisory Board member for TPI and the National Pitching Association International presenter and lecturer Teaches courses on corrective exercise, power, Olympic Lifting Certified Nutritionist, CHEK level 4 and HLC level 2 practitioner Highlights from this Episode We discuss the importance of Hydration What is enough water for each individual [Body weight (lbs.) ÷ 2 =  ?oz.] How to use Celtic Sea Salt to stay hydrated through your round He explains what the effects are on the course and in the gym when you hydration levels drop just by a small amount Robert discusses several “Taboo Foods” and why you SHOULD be eating them, contrary to popular belief: Eggs Red Meat Full Fat Foods Robert weighs in on the GRAIN DEBATE.  What grains are OK to eat and which ones you should DEFINITELY stay away from. Energy Drinks:  Are they really as bad as everyone says?  Are there any good ones out there? Recommended Book: “Know Your Fats” by Mary Enig “Amino Acids and Protein for Athletes” by Mauro Di Pasquale “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” by F. Batmanghelidj CaddyShack or Happy Gillmore? Happy Gilmore What are you excited about in your near future? Robert has made some new changes to his Instructional Courses on lifting techniques and corrective exercises Where to Find Robert Yang: RobertYang.net Twitter: @robertyanginc Facebook: Robert Yang

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18SP 041: Liam Mucklow | Clubfitting and How to “Suck Less” at Golf

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Liam Mucklow shares his expertise in the world of club-fitting and golf instruction.  Liam gives us an in inside look at his 26,000 square ft. facility, The Golf Lab, in Toronto, Canada. Liam is one of the premiere golf instructors in the world with an expertise in club-fitting, Trackman, Aimpoint Golf and the TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) model of assessing and training the body as well as the swing. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below:   Liam Mucklow’s Background 2014 PGA of Ontario and PGA of Canada’s Teacher of the Year Founder of The Golf Lab in Toronto, Canada Teaches for TPI, Aimpoint Golf, and Trackman University International Speaker for several golf organizations Spent several years on the World Long Drive Tour Highlights from this Episode Liam answers several questions on the topic of club fitting. Who should be fit for clubs? high handicappers, low handicappers, all of the above? What are the most important factors to look at when going in for a club fitting? Liam defines some of the terms that you should know as a golfer, especially if you are looking to get fit for clubs. Liam walks us through The Golf Lab’s process of evaluation and what the facility has to offer (see the video above to get a glimpse inside this amazing facility) Liam dives into ball fitting and what the real difference is between the top end golf balls. We discuss the topic of “quantifiable improvement” and why it is so important that you implement this into any training program, whether it be skilled related or fitness related. CaddyShack or Happy Gillmore? CaddyShack What are you excited about in your near future? The new “green grass” location of the Golf Lab  at Diamondback Golf Club. Where to Find Liam: The Golf Lab: Website: The Golf Lab  Twitter: @The_Golf_Lab Facebook: The Golf Lab Mucklow Golf: Website: Mucklow Golf: Twitter: @MucklowGolf Facebook: Mucklow Golf Other Links Mentioned

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18SP 040: Ben Shear | Why You DON’T Need More Speed in Your Swing

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Ben Shear shares his expertise in the world of Strength & Conditioning, Biomechanics, and Nutrition for golfers.  Ben gives us an in inside look at some of the concerns he has with the most recent “need for speed” mentality of the average golfer and why this is most likely not the most important piece you should be working on. Ben Shear is one of the biggest names in the world of Golf Fitness.  He works with many tour players including Luke Donald, Webb Simpson, Russell Henley, and Jason Day.  He also runs 3 elite training facilities, hosts the Golfer’s Edge Radio show on PGA Tour Radio, and is a consistent contributor to Golf Digest Magazine. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Ben Shear’s Background Originally owned Athletic Edge in Scotch Plains, NJ, working with Athletes of all types Began working with golfers and started traveling on tour Ben now works with many of the top golfers in the world Host of “The Golfer’s Edge Radio Show” on PGA Tour Radio Opened Golf & Body NYC, an elite indoor Golf Club in Manhattan You can find a full bio on Ben here at BenShearGolf.com Highlights from this Episode Ben describes his experience at the PGA show 2015, where he noticed a massive trend toward speed training in the presentations of many of the teaching pros. Ben explains why gaining more speed in your swing, while sexy, may be detrimental to your game if your not ready for it. We discuss some of the common physical issues that golfers have which may be exacerbated by trying to swing faster. Ben also explains the effect of “triangulation.” Basically, the farther you hit it, the farther your misses go.  So, if you’re in the rough hitting a ball 250; if you all of a sudden hit that ball 300, you’re in the trees. We talk about flexibility/mobility and stability training.  How effective is stretching, really? Ben stresses the importance if finding your own swing and making the improvements that fit you and

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18SP 039: Dr. Brett Winchester | Why Your Feet May be the Secret to a Great Golf Swing

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Dr. Brett Winchester shares his expertise in the world of chiropractic work and human performance in the world of golf. In this episode Brett gives us an in depth look at the mechanics of the foot and why it is such an important piece in the golf swing. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Dr. Brett Winchester’s Background Founder of Winchester Spine and Sport Chiropractic Grew up in St. Louis Travels to speak and teach internationally for DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) and The Motion Palpation Institute Teaches at Logan University of Chiropractic in St. Louis Consultant for throwing Athletes Former Soccer Player Highlights from this Episode Brett explains the basic anatomy of the foot. We discuss alignment of the feet and the common faults that are seen as the golfer starts his/her swing Brett identifies 2 main foot dysfunctions and why he believes Our feet are neurologically dying The Foot Tripod and why it is so important We discuss how to correct some of the more common issues of the feet like limited ankle motion, plantar fasciitis, etc Brett gives some great resources for exercises (see the links below) Orhtotics: Are they good, bad, or both? We discuss the topic of golf shoes and which ones might be right for you What Are You Most Excited About? The DNS Golf (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) Seminar coming to St. Louis in September 2015. Where to Find Brett Winchester Facebook: Winchester Spine and Sport WinSpineandSport.com Other Links Mentioned We will have some better videos of the following up soon (these will give you the basic Idea for now, until we have a chance to film some better videos with Dr. Winchester): Gary Gray Triplanar Calf Stretch Short foot Exercises

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