PODCAST EPISODES

18SP 028: Justin Tupper | The Revolution of Golf (Online)

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Justin Tupper of Revolution Golf shares his expertise in the world of online golf improvement and gives us in inside look at how the internet is changing the way we learn the game of golf. Justin Tupper is the CEO and Co-Founder of Revolution Golf, one of, if not THE largest online resource for golfers with content covering golf instruction, club fitting, fitness, mental game and more!  Justin’s passion for golf and his background in media and video were the backbone of his vision of Revolution Golf.  Starting with a simple golf blog in 2008, his vision is now a reality with over 2 million members. Justin’s Background Passionate golfer from the age of 10 years old Grew up in Buffort South Carolina Went to the University of South Carolina Current Handicap of (-2) Media and film major in college Started a simple golf blog in 2008 and wanted to bring golf instruction to people that couldn’t afford or have access to traditional teaching Started learning more about internet marketing and met his current business partner Dean Strickler Started selling golf information in 2009 Moved to NYC to create a “golf media’ company Currently has 2 million subscribers and has grown from a 2 person company to 60 employees Highlights from this Episode Justin explains the statement  “Better golf is achieved through simple improvements across all aspects of the game” Just a few of the people that Justin has a been able to spend time with since beginning the website: Gary Player, Nick Faldo, Dr. Gio Valiante, Martin Chuck, etc. Justin and I discuss how to control and prevent “Information Overload“ What content is most popular on Revolution Golf? Take a guess. The push of fitness in the golf world Justin discusses conversations he had with Mark Broadie about his book “Every Shot Counts” Justin explains how he works out when working with Don Saladino We discuss the importance of figuring out your imbalances and how the golf game and life can screw up your body, which needs to be addressed Speed.  How He went from swinging

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18SP 027: Nick Chertock | An Accountant’s Quest For Golf Progress

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Nick Chertock, tax accountant extraordinaire shares his real world experiences and relationships in the golf world and gives us in inside look at the conversations that go on behind the scenes with the worlds best coaches, trainers, and teaching instructors. Nick, like most of us, is a guy with a vision of a better golf game.  But instead of just reading books and watching videos, Nick has decided to take his journey quite a bit further than the average Joe by seeking out connections and answers from the biggest names in golf instruction.  In doing this he has opened up conversations amongst some of the best in the world and has become what I like to call, “the most well-connected man in the world of golf” Nick Chertock’s Background A Tax Accountant in Alameda, CA Nick’s Specs: White guy, late 30’s, married, 3 kids, right-handed, owns a dog, politically moderate, basically the most perfect fit for your STEREOTYPICAL Golfer Got hooked on the world of fitness and golf at the age of 16 Read every golf and fitness book/magazine he could get his hands on Was always looking to spark conversations and learn more about these topics Decided to start pursuing the people that were the best in these areas to answer his questions With the rise of social media, he saw a platform to start bigger conversations which has developed into several facebook groups and an Open Forum at the PGA Show Highlights from this Episode Nick discusses some of the things he has learned from the different groups that he has formed, including Golf Fitness Professionals, Biomechanists, and Golf Teaching Pros. Talks about some of the different views that have sparked debate amongst these populations, including some of the concepts discussed by past guests on the 18STRONG podcast such as Jason Glass Michael Manavian  Nick goes into detail about the Open Forum he co-hosted in Orlando with over 300 of the worlds best golf instructors. (His co-hosts were Chris Como and Mike Michaelides) He explains the history of the Open Forum and how

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18SP 026: Lance Gill | Prepare Like a Professional

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Lance Gill shares his expertise in the world of golf performance and gives us in inside look at how you can prepare like a professional. Lance Gill has worked with golfers and professionals of all levels, all over the world.  As one of the faces of the Titleist Performance Institute and the founder of Lance Gill Performance, he provides us with some guidance on ways to take your preparation from the little league to the PGA level. Lance is one of my favorite people in the golf and fitness world.  He was one of the 1st individuals to introduce me to this incredible profession. Lance Gill’s Background Co-Director of the Titleist Performance Institute Advisory Board President and CEO of Lance Gill Performance Has worked with over 10,000 professionals in the golf fitness, teaching, and medical profession CO-Star of the Glass and Gill Show (The Coach Glass Podcast) Comes from a family of sports medicine professionals Got his masters at the University of Pittsburgh Was able to work under Greg Norman’s PT and Trainer Pete Draovich Began working wit Greg Rose and eventually TPI Highlights from this Episode Lance tells us the story of his first meeting with Dr. Greg Rose and how he became a part of TPI We discuss the change in mentality and philosophy of the golfers regarding fitness over the past 20 years Lance tells us about his most recent business venture with Lance Gill Performance and what his roles were and still are with TPI. Lance describes the golf experiences that he is able to provide to his clients at The Grand Golf Club Lance gives us a “fitness” difference between the pros and amateurs that you probably haven’t heard before. We go in depth on the way the pros practice and how you can implement these techniques into your own practice session. We throw out a 20 ball challenge for your next practice session. The positive, neutral, and negative mindset, and how to use these to self correct your swing. How big is your Negative Library? Taking control of you

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18SP 025: Nick Clearwater and Jim Keen | Golf Fitness Meets Technology

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Nick Clearwater and Jim Keen share their expertise in the world of golf instruction and fitness technology.  They give us an inside look at some fancy new strength training equipment and how “Adaptive Resistance Exercise” just might change how many golfers train and practice. Nick is a teaching instructor for several PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tour players.   As if that’s not enough, Nick is also in charge of the Quality of Instruction for the GolfTec facilities all across the nation, which includes over 650 teaching professionals. Jim Keen is the Director of Sales for a company named Adaptive Resistance Exercise which manufactures a brand new type of fitness/strength training equipment.  But this is not just another bench or squat rack. The technology of these pieces just may change the game in the strength training world. The two are working very closely to bring these machines and a more efficient training method to the golfer by incorporating them into the GolfTec model. Their Background Nick Clearwater Works for GolfTec Teaches on the PGA Tour, LPGA, and Champions Tour Jim Keen Started as a musician Opened Keen’s Brick Fit House (in his living room) with on of the initial versions of the ARX machines. Is now the Director of Sales for ARX (Adaptive Resistance Exercises) Highlights of today’s episode: What is ARX? What is GolfTec? and what do they do? GolfTec stands for: Teaching Education Conditioning How does GolfTec manage the quality of instructors at the 180 facilities across the nation? Is it possible for a golfer to get a real strength training session in just 10-20 minutes? How does the ARX system fit into the practice and training session of the golfer? How does the machine work and why is this different? Safer by adjusting resistance to avoid compenations Adapts to your strength changes throughout your motion Changing of resistance from eccentric motions and concentric motions The “Magical Barbell” Training the bigger stronger movements in a very efficient way The machine takes all of the guess work out of your training protocol (ie weights, tempos,

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18SP 024: Max Prokopy | Fixing the Hardware and Software of Your Swing

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Max Prokopy of the University of Virginia SPEED Clinic shares his expertise in the world of biomechanics and gives us in inside look at 3D analysis of the golf swing. Max does not just analyze the swing to measure data points on a graph.  He then takes that information to devise ways to improve the sequencing and forces that a golfer creates to make the body more efficient and less restricted.  The result? A golf swing that is less restricted by compensations and a sequence of motion that is much more instinctive than forced by conscious thought. Max’s Background Has always been passionate about athletics and science B.S in Biochemistry from Florida State Masters in Exercise Physiology from UVA Currently working on his PhD in Nutrition Former director of Strength and Conditioning at Amherst College and Clarkson University Worked with the Anaheim Ducks and LA Kings as a guest Strength and Conditioning coach Topics Discussed in Today’s Episode What does the term “Biomechanics” actually mean and how does it relate  to you the golfer The athletic sequence is important, but Max explains why we also need to know what the golfer is thinking about during his swing/round to make real changes What does it look like when a golfer comes in for 3D analysis? There are 2 main things that a golfer needs to concentrate on: Efficiently delivering momentum through the golf ball to the target Concentrating on the right things in the round Fixing your hardware and software so your brain can act instinctively Why all professionals have a team of professionals that they work with and why this is imperative The importance of the thoracic spine and how a restrictive thoracic region can cause injuries all over the place. The thoracic spines’ role in visual targeting. Max eloquently explains the difference between kinematics and kinetics using beer and bowling balls! Max gives some resources where you can go to find some exercises and drills for cleaning up some of your limitations. 3 things all good golf swings have: separating the hips and torso in

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18SP 023: T.E. Frances | The Science of Designing Your Own Workout Program

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as T.E Frances shares his expertise in the world of Strength and Conditioning and gives us in inside look at designing a great workout program. T.E. Frances (while that is not really his name) is a real life “scientist” in the world of strength training.  He has worked with athletes of the highest caliber in just about every sport, including many high profile players that you would know if we were to share their names. In this episode, T.E. is going to give you a “masters class” on the basics of designing a workout program and why it is so important to know what it is you are training for before just jumping in. *To understand the “Heisenberg” reference, you’ll just have to listen to the episode below!  Highlights from this Episode: (note: some of the details that we promise in the episode are being compiled, we’ll post those up as soon as we get them) There is no such thing as a “better golf workout” You HAVE to know your goal before designing a program or you WILL be disappointed with your results Your current and previous training level are a strong factor in what is a realistic expectation in your workout. Training protocols are different depending on the goal: Fat loss Bulk (hypertrophy) Strength Power Speed Program Design 101 T.E. goes into very detailed, yet simple to understand explanations of what you need for your different goals. (More details to come . . .) Recommended Books Get Buffed! Ian King’s Guide to Getting Bigger, Stronger, and Leaner– by Ian King Poliquin Principles – by Charles Poliquin Last Piece of Advice None! Where to Find T.E. Unknown If you have questions for T.E., post them in the comments below, or send a tweet to @18STRONG_ with the hashtag #TEFrances (or just click on the hashtag to tweet!)

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18SP 022: Chris Lutes | Junior Golf Superhero

Chris Lutes has been described by his golf performance peers as a “Junior Golf Superhero.”  In this episode, he shares some of his secret powers regarding training kids to love, play, and enjoy the game of golf. Chris’ philosophy is to teach them to move and have fun first, and let them build their own love for the game as they discover their natural athletic abilities. Chris Lutes’ Background Grew up playing golf in British Columbia Father was a golfer, started tagging along Golf was a puzzle to him Gave his first lesson at the age of 15 Competed on the junior circuit Decided that teaching was the path he wanted to pursue Worked at a small seasonal club for a period of time, then moved to Vancouver Met Matt Palsenburg, director of the Tour Performance Lab Began working with Jason Glass and Matt at the Tour Performance Lab in 2012 Created the LABsters program working with kids from age 4-14 Highlights from this episode: Chris describes the structure of their LABsters program and how they break it down for the different age groups How to explain to the parents that youth “golf” training doesn’t necessarily have to be all golf activities As the kids get a little older, its appropriate to start bringing in lessons to teach the rules of the game and start removing some of the non-golf related objects Chris gives some great ideas for games you can play with your kids, or have them play while riding along with you during your round When do we start to specialize with our kids and what’s the right way to do it? Chris stresses the importance of utilizing multiple sports in training the young athlete as well as giving them ample time off from a sport What’s the right amount to push our children when they DO know that they want golf to become their main focus College Scholarships: The most important piece is that there is a discussion with the player and all others involved in the process to figure out the direction and actions that needs to be taken It’s extremely important as a parent to make

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18SP 021: Shawn Stevenson | Sleep is the Secret Sauce

Shawn Stevenson is a fitness & nutrition expert, a best selling author, host of a #1 rated Health and Fitness podcast (The Model Health Show), and a world renowned speaker. He literally “wrote the book on sleep!” And in this episode, Shawn takes us on a deep dive into the topic of sleep and how it just may be the secret that you need to take your life and your game to the highest level. a Rafflecopter giveaway Shawn’s Background Diagnosed with degenerative disc disease at age 20, told he had the spine of an 80 y.o. Was an athlete, but was sidelined with this pain Started studying physiology/anatomy and nutrition Started living a healthier lifestyle regarding exercise and eating Lost 30lbs in 6 weeks and his pain was eliminated Shawn wrote the book “Sleep Smarter” in 2014, which has been a best selling book since it’s release Highlights from this episode: The “Nacebo Effect”: When you believe something negative is going to happen, it is more likely to come true (the opposite of the Placebo Effect) Your body requires the raw materials to heal itself Shawn has discovered 2 main causes of weight gain with his clients Stress Lack of sleep, or better yet, lack of quality of sleep Shawn saw the correlation between how he was sleeping and how he was healing Your body is healing itself when sleeping It’s breaking itself down when you are working out and going about your daily lives Why does a golfer care about Sleep Quality? Brain health and memory (muscle memory) Stages of Sleep Stages 1 and 2 are REM Sleep Stages 3 and 4 are non REM Any technique or short term memory is converted into long term during REM sleep (stages 1 & 2) Stages 3 & 4 are the anabolic state when the body produces HGH, which is the youth hormone 3 & 4 is where the major recovery and rebuilding occur! Strategies for better sleep 1. Do some form of exercise in the morning when waking increases the amount of time in Stages 3 and 4 sleep This also helps to set their cortisol and melatonin rhythms

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18SP 020: Golf Fitness Misconceptions and Takeaway Lessons from 2014

Today’s episode (the 20th episode!) of the 18STRONG Podcast is a little different than the past 19.  In this one it JUST ME! It’s been an incredible journey so far, and I am truly honored to have had such great guests on up to this point. In the past 19 interviews and simply working in the fitness/medical world over the last 12+ years, I have come to the conclusion that there are many misconceptions floating around golf fitness that the general public is not aware of. Or maybe they just don’t care to take the time to learn about these topics in regards to improving their health, performance, and lifestyles. So I decided that as a way to recap all that we’ve had in 2014 and to kick off 2015, this episode would be dedicated to some of the biggest misconceptions and lessons that I have learned over the years and through my most recent interviews. The Misconceptions and Takeaway Lessons In this episode I cover these 5 main topics: Flexibility Fat Loss tactics Getting in “golf shape” The Mental Game Recovery All of these are topics that are, or need to be, discussed with every golfer’s fitness plan.  In my experience, however, I’ve seen many mistakes being made when individuals attempt engaging in these areas. Thanks to some of the clarity that our previous guests have brought to the show, I wanted to try to clear some of these things up.  So to get all of the details from this episode, be sure to listen by either clicking on the play button in the audio player above, or by downloading episode #020 in iTunes. Here is a bit of a detailed outline and some appropriate links from the show: Flexibility Mobility vs Stability Dynamic stretching vs Static Stretching When should you stretch and How? Corrective exercises: Each stretch should have a purpose.  Don’t just stretch to be stretching. Ankle mobility test (dorsiflexion)- In a half kneeling position, place your foot 5 inches away from the wall (toes facing wall) and try to press your knee forward to reach the wall without lifting your heel from the ground. Movement First:

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18SP 019: Adam Stevenson |Offseason Practice for the Game and the Body

Adam Stevenson is a golf pro with a vision.  “Save your golf game and save your life!”  This is the subtitle of his book, and basically the backbone of his teaching. Adam is not just working on his golfer’s swing, he has begun a quest of learning as much about the body and it’s function in order to not only make his clients play better, but to live better. Adam realizes that if the body is not in tune and working at it’s best, then the golf game has a lot of potential for improvement.  By working on both, the client wins in more ways than one. Adam Stevenson’s Background Originally from Canada, but has been living in Denmark for 18years Has been teaching golf for 10 years Recently has been focusing a lot on learning more about the body and how it’s movements and abilities relate to the golfer and their swing The off season over in Denmark is a 6 month long “season” Golf instructor with PGA of Denmark Plane Truth certified instructor Background in Stack and Tilt K-Vest #D certified instructor TPI Level 3 certified Fitness and Medical Highlights from this Episode  “Golfers are athletes” Making the golfer aware that there is more to their golfswing than ball position and club technology can be a difficult task Adam makes a point to educate the golfer not just on the swing, but what their body is capable of and not capable of regarding the motion of the swing By doing this he is able to help the golfer with the root of their issues rather than just provide band aid fixes The biggest issues Adam finds regarding the body: Poor Posture Limited upper spine mobility Limited front hip internal rotation Some limitations require physical correction with exercise, but there are ways to adjust their posture/swing to adjust them while they work on the limitation Biggest limitations that ARE NOT physical limitations:Poor grip improper ball position Adam’s Book: “The Golfer’s Handbook: Save Your Golf Game and Your Life” Adam’s mission is to give awareness to the golfers in Denmark about the importance of working on not only the swing but

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