PODCAST EPISODES

18SP 057: Charlie Weingroff | Real Training = Real Changes

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Charlie Weingroff shares his expertise in the world of sports performance, strength training, and physical therapy for golfers. Charlie is a world renowned physical therapist, athletic trainer and strength coach.  Charlie has worked with elite athletes and professionals all over the world.  He has worked with the NBA, the US Marine Corps Special Forces, and athletes from just about every sport on many different levels.  In this episode, Charlie shares the foundational principles for making real changes in your performance, whether that be strength, power, speed, technical skill, etc.  There is a definite recipe. Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes and stitcher by clicking the button below: Charlie Weingroff’s Background Charlie is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.   He is currently a Physical Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Drive 495 in Manhattan, NY and Fit For Life in Marlboro, NJ.   He also is a member of the Nike Executive Performance Council and serves as the Physical Performance Lead and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team.   He was the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marines Corps Special Operations Command in Camp Lejeune, NC.     He graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 1996, and went on to earn an MSPT in 1999 and DPT in 2010 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyHighlights from this Episode Highlights from this Episode Charlie shares his background working with the NBA, the Marine Corps Special Forces,  and his current work with Drive 495 and Fit for Life. We discuss how an individual can go about changing their fitness level and technical skill level, and that there are certain rules that apply to making changes in the body. General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS): there is a predictable way that the body responds to stress. There are 3 stages of the GAS: Alarm Stage: When the initial stressor is introduced and shocks the

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18SP 056: Dr. Beau Beard | Move Well to Play Better

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Dr. Beau Beard shares his expertise as a chiropractor working with golfers at all levels. Beau gives us a detailed look at how pain and injury are often misconceived, and the repercussions that improper movement/postures can have on our game and lives. Dr. Beau Beard is a Chiropractor in Birmingham, Alabama, where he and his wife Sloan own and operate The Farm (Functional Athletic Rehabilitation & Movement).   He specializes in teaching people to move better and feel better, relying on techniques and principles that not only address a clients pain, but the underlying causes of dysfunction. Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes  and stitcher by clicking the button below:            Dr. Beau’s Background Grew up in a small town in Illinois He broke his leg playing sports as a youngster, requiring surgery, plates, screws, and basically was told he wouldn’t run or play sport competitively, ever again.  They were wrong. This is where is introduction to medicine and chiropractic care happened. He attended Southern Illinois University for undergraduate school and Logan College of Chiropractic. He obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic and his Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation Beau has worked intimately with athletes of all levels and all sports.  He has worked with the University of Missouri, Bradley University, Lindenwood University and most recently Samford University, and has served as assistant medical director of several trail and road races. Beau and his wife own and run a private clinic in Birmingham, Alabama hwich is appropriately named The FARM (Functional Athletic Rehabilitation & Movement) in Beau also works very closely with Mark Blackburn (Blackburn Golf and TPI Instructor) at Greystone Golf and Country Club He also works with sports psychologist, and our good friend at 18STRONG,  Dr. Bhrett McCabe (episode 006) Highlights from this Episode Beau tells his story of how he got into chiropractics as a result o a broken leg from sports early in his athletic career He has also has a great story as to how he and his wife Dr. Sloan Beard, decided to start their practice

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18SP 055: Michael Wellington | Birdies, Bogeys & Bipolar Disorder

What does it take to make your golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Michael Wellington, professional golfer and author of the book “Birdies, Bogeys & Bipolar Disorder” shares his journey both on and of the golf course while battling bipolar disorder. In his book, Michael gives us an in inside look at what it is like to suffer from such a powerful disorder, and how he has found a system that has allowed him to live life to it’s fullest and play some of his best golf.   Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes  and stitcher by clicking the button below:                                                             Michael Wellington’s Background Michael grew up in St. Louis, MO Jeff and Michael went to high school together their freshman year at St. Louis University High School (SLUH), prior to Michael transferring to DeSmet Jesuit High School his sophomore year. Michael attended Spring Hill College, where he was an All American and made it to the NAIA National Championship each year. After College Michael played on the minitours and has been to Q-School 6 times. Michael was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2001. He has taken the last 3 years away from competitive golf to focus on building his charitable organization “Birdies 4 Bipolar” (Birdies4Bipolar.org) Highlights from this Episode Mike tells us his background from his junior golf days up to the present, highlighting his career on the mini tours and his diagnoses of Bipolar in 2001 Mike was inspired to write the book and begin the organization, Birdies 4 Bipolar, in order to create more awareness around bipolar disorder and mental health issues in general. Birdies 4 Bipolar (B4B) as an organization supports several causes, one being war veterans and amputees that may be struggling with PTSD or other issues when returning to civilian life.  B4B has helped hundreds through the game of golf to create awareness and support for these individuals and their families. Mike defines bipolar disorder in his own words, making note of both the mania

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18SP 054: Tim Mickelson | Your Personal Division I Golf Program

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Tim Mickelson, head coach of the ASU Sun Devils Golf Team shares his expertise in the world of college golf.  Tim gives us an in inside look at what he’s looking for in a recruit and walks us through the weekly schedule of their program. Over the past 4 years, Tim and his team have jumped the ranks in the college golf scene and are primed to be one of the top teams in the nation this year.  With such success, Tim is able to enlighten us with some of his suggestions for you to be most efficient when practicing in order to play your best golf. Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes  and stitcher by clicking the button below:                                                             Tim Mickelson’s Background Tim Grew up in California and is 7 years younger than his brother Phil Mickelson Like Phil, Tim played for ASU, winning a national championship, then went to Oregon State to finish his college career He played mini tour golf for a brief period, making it to the 2nd stage of Q-School He took a position at San Diego State, then became the Head coach at USD (University of San Diego) After 8 years at USD, he was named the head coach at ASU In his soon to be 5th year, Tim has taken the team from being ranked #85 to as high as #2 last year, and looking forward to a very promising year ahead. Highlights from this Episode Tim shares his background as a player, a coach, and what it was like growing up in the Mickelson household We discuss what it takes for a kid to even be looked at as a recruit for a program like ASU Tim highlights the on and of course characteristics that they look for in the young men they recruit Fitness has become such a big part of the game these days.  The team does

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18SP 053: Dr. Jimmy Yuan | What’s a Kettlebell? (And How can it Help My Golf Game?)

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Dr. Jimmy Yuan shares his expertise in the world of Kettlebells, Athletic Performance, and Golf.  Jimmy helps us understand why Kettlebells have become so popular in the fitness world in recent years and how they can be used effectively in your training. Jimmy is a chiropractor in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ area.  Along with many of his other certifications and specialties (ART, DNS, SFMA, etc.) Jimmy is also a Strong First certified Kettlebell instructor, which is basically the most bad ass kettlebell certification a coach can get.  Jimmy utilizes all of these specialties when working with his “Warriors” as he likes to call his clients.  This includes warriors of all levels, from Professional Athletes (Pro Warriors), Weekend Warriors (weekend athlete), and the Urban Warrior (desk jockey). You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Dr. Jimmy Yuan’s Background Dr. Jimmy Yuan is a chiropractor, practicing at Warrior Restoration in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the State University of New York, Binghamton Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the New York Chiropractic College. Fellowship in medical acupuncture from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is a full body Active Release Techniques (ART) instructor Titleist Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (Medical 3 and Fitness 2). Jimmy has consulted for multiple professional sports teams and athletes (PGA, LPGA, MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL), including being a consultant for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Highlights from This Episode Jimmy starts by giving his background and how he became one of the most sought after chiropractors in Arizona and especially in the golf world. I ask Jimmy, “What’s a Kettlebell? and Why should the golfers be using them?” He explains his background in kettlebells and why he utilizes them in his practice and his own training routines. Kettlebells can be used very effectively by beginners and very advance trainees for many different results. Jimmy gives us a few things to be aware of before just jumping in and using an object that is foreign and often too heavy. Jimmy’s 2 recommended KB lifts:

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18SP 052: Shane Lawlor | How a Winning TEAM Creates Champions

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Shane Lawlor shares his expertise in the world of chiropractic care on the PGA and European Tour.  Shane gives us an in inside look at the type of care and teamwork that goes into a tour players program/routine. Shane Lawlor is based out of Portlaoise, Ireland and is the chiropractor for several PGA and European Tour players, including Shane Lowry Padraig Harrington Peter Uhlein Ross Fisher Michael Hoey Shane has been on tour for over 5 years and spends nearly 25 weeks per year on the road with the players. In this episode, he gives us some behind the scenes info on Shane Lowry’s most recent win at the WGC Bridgestone. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Shane Lawlor’s Background Shane graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic at the University of South Wales in 2006 with a BSc. in Chiropractic. He is one of Europe’s leading Golf Performance Therapists and is an expert in the treatment, screening and rehabilitation of golf injuries. Shane has traveled with professional golfers for over 5 years on both the European & PGA Tours for 25 weeks a year. His clients include world leading golfers and athletes. Shane’s professional golfers include Michael Hoey, Shane Lowry, Ross Fisher, Peter Uihlein and Padraig Harrington. Shane continues to travel in his spare time, researching and studying the best methods to help individuals achieve their ultimate goal. He is a level 3 certified medical professional with the Titleist Performance Institute and Lead Instructor for Active Release Techniques® in Europe. Shane is certified in Functional Integrated Needling, Fascial Manipulation, Kinesiotaping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS) and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT®) Highlights from this Episode We talk about how Shane got to where he is working on tour and how other fitness professionals can take similar steps if they want to work with professional athletes. Shane and I have a chance to talk about his experience at the WGC Bridgestone when his client Shane Lowry

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18SP 051: Dave Phillips | The Vision of TPI

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Dave Phillips, co-founder of TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) shares his expertise in the world of golf fitness and instruction.   Dave gives us an inside look at the beginnings of the TPI, the initial vision, and how it has evolved into such a huge successful business that has impacted hundreds of thousands of golfers across the globe. Dave Phillips is one of the world’s premier golf instructors and one of the founders of the Titleist Performance Institute.  Dave has worked with many of the top golfers on the tour over the past 25 years and is one of the most well respected authorities in golf instruction and golf fitness. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Dave Phillips’ Background Dave is located in Oceanside, California and is a co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute. Member of the PGA of America and has devoted the past 25 years to becoming a world-class instructor. Rated one of the Top 100 Teachers in the country by Golf Magazine and Top 50 by Golf Digest. TPI was developed by Dave Phillips and Dr. Greg Rose with the goal of creating the world’s first true golf performance facility that looked at every aspect of a players game, from equipment fitting to biomechanics and the human body. Since the start of the education seminars in 2006 there are now close to 15,000 TPI certified experts in 58 countries around the world. Highlights from this Episode Dave walks us through the vision of TPI when it was just beginning and how he and Dr. Greg Rose, with the support of Titleist, built the world’s top training and practice facility for golfers. He gives us some insight into the new project they have coming up for the youth golfer, the Junior Development Pathway, and providing the parents with a bit of a roadmap Dave explains how the company has grown and how the overall mission has slightly evolved into an education based company, with the result of over 15,000 instructors being certified and hundreds of thousands of

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18SP 050: Nick Buchan | The Facts vs. The Myths on the Path to STRONGER GOLF

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Nick Buchan shares his expertise in the world of strength training for golfers. and gives us an in inside look at his training methods, how to design the proper schedule for workouts and debunks some of the common myths surrounding the golf and strength training world. Nick Buchan has utilized his experience as a former power lifter and his passion for the game of golf to create a career that allows him to combine the two.  His training philosophies emphasize the need for a golfer to develop significant structural strength and balance, as well as general athletic power.  The combination of these will allow the average golfer to rise above the rest. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Nick Buchan’s Background Strength coach based in the UK Golf Coach Nick grew up playing golf and has a passion for helping golfers get stronger and play better golf by delivering cutting edge training advice AGMS graduate Highlights from this Episode Nick and I discuss the topic of “Periodization” What factors go into how to train and when based on your goals, schedule, amount of time you have to dedicate to your training. Nick explains how his clients programs and training sessions differ based on what they have going on in their playing schedule,work schedule, time of year, etc. We get into a discussion of some of the more popular golf and fitness myths, which Nick wrote an article on a while back (you can find that article here) The MYTHS that we touch on are: Golfers shouldn’t lift because it will make them tight Golfers shouldn’t bench press because it’s not sport specific Olympic Lifts are the only way to get explosive power Lifting weights at higher reps is better for golfers CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore? Happy Gilmore (Apparently, Nick informed me, Caddyshack is not very popular over in the UK and if you are not a golfer, you probably haven’t even heard of the movie Caddyshack!!  That’s crazy.) What are you excited about in your near future? Nick is

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18SP 049: Jaacob Bowden| Swing Man Golf and Training for Speed

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Jaacob Bowden from Swing Man Golf shares his expertise of training for clubhead speed and gives us an in inside look at some of the secrets to hitting longer drives. Jacob Bowden is a professional golfer and is one of the world’s leading experts in gaining clubhead speed.  He has worked with golfers of all ages, levels and on just about every major Tour, and consistently see results of more than 12-16 mph gained in less than 30 days! You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Jaacob Bowden’s Background A Professional Golfer The Official Swing Speed Trainer of the eGolf Gateway Pro Tour Senior Writer at GolfWRX The original founder of Swing Man Golf Jaacob is a “Top 100 Most Popular Teacher” He has made cuts in various tour events with rounds in the 60s and 70s He finished 5th in the Speedgolf World Championships Won the Pinnacle Distance Challenge with a televised 381-yard drive He is considered by many to be the world’s leading expert in swing speed training with his tour player and amateur clients who typically pick up 12-16 mph in the first 30 days of swing speed training. Highlights from this Episode Jaacob shares his story from growing up in St. Louis, MO to becoming one of the world’s leading experts in gaining swing speed. He didn’t start his journey to be a professional until after college and working several years in the corporate world. He went from a 14 handicap to a professional golfer in a ridiculous amount of time Jaacob talks about his mentors Dan Shauger and Mike Austin and how they changed his golf swing and ultimately his career path Jaacob tells us about his long drive competitions and what his training consisted of during that time He gives us his 2 biggest keys to gaining speed in your swing Jaacob explains how his system at SwingManGolf.com has helped thousands get more clubhead speed in short period and how you can take advantage of it, too   CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore? CaddyShack

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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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