PODCAST EPISODES

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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18SP 038: “Fish” (Andrew Fischer) | From Living in His Car to Working with Bubba Watson

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Andrew Fischer (“Fish”) shares his expertise in the world of golf fitness,  and gives us an in inside look at his time working with Bubba Watson, and what he does with his golfers. Fish has a unique approach working with his clients, wearing many hats of expertise including nutrition, fitness, massage, and swing instruction.  Fish also uses technology to his advantage, being able to work with students all over the world through the web and video capture apps. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Andrew Fischer’s Background Went from Living in his car to working with Bubba Watson Worked with Bubba for 5 years Owner of FishFit Living and working out of Scottsdale, Arizona Personal trainer, massage therapist, nutritionist, golf coach Highlights from this Episode Fish tells his story about how he went from living in his car traveling to tour events to working with 2 time Masters Champion Bubba Watson How guys like Bubba and Rickie can hit a drive as far as they do and be as skinny as they are. Fish discusses what he and Bubba concentrated on in his workouts and fitness regimen We discuss the trend of golf instructors learning more about the body and fitness instructors learning more about the swing Fish’s favorite Bubba Watson story What are you most excited about? Fish is excited about his new venture into working with more golfers and getting away from the rigors of traveling with the tour. He is especially intrigued with technology and his ability to work with students all over the world via platforms like Ubersense Where to Find “Fish” Twitter: @FishFitGolf Facebook: FishFit Website: FishFit.com Other Links Mentioned Fish’s Story (video) Articles featuring Fish: The Golf Dash Blog The SandTrap.com  

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[#37] Matt Ginella | Golf, Travel, Fitness and the Job Every Golfer Wants

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Matt Ginella shares his expertise in the world of Golf, Fitness, and Travel. Matt gives us an in inside look at his duties on the Golf Channel and what its like trying to stay fit for golf on the road. Matt seemingly has the Greatest Job on Earth from a golfers perspective.  He gets to travel the world, playing the best courses and going to the local hangouts and restaurants, then reports back to the Golf Channel with his notes.  Matt gives us a behind the scenes look at what his job is REALLY like and how he is able to stay in great golf shape despite the crazy travel and work schedule. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Matt Ginella’s Background His uncle got him a job at his local golf club when he was a kid Ended up working on the superintendent crew at the course Played golf in college Worked at Sports Illustrated on an internship and eventually became the golf photo editor Went ot Columbia’s Journalism School Went from SI to Golf Digest as the photo editor Became the golf travel writer for Golf Digest Was then invited down to talk with the Golf Channel to talk more about the lifestyle portion of the game   Highlights from this Episode Matt details his schedule when he travels and when he is in studio Usually filming from sunrise to sunset when on location Usually on the road for 3 days interviewing, playing, filming, etc When in town, Matt has a pretty standard routine which plays a bit part in his physical and mental health Very little if any down time on the road to get in the gym When on the road, he cuts down on his eating and eats a lot cleaner (more fish, more water, more veggies, etc) Matt discusses how important the accountability of his personal trainer is in keeping him on track Matt gives his top 3 destinations and reasons why: Bandon Dunes Pinehurst The 3rd is a toss up (Sea Island, The Grand

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18SP 036: Dr. Ryan Caserta | How Your Visual Perception Effects Your Golf Game

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Dr. Ryan Caserta shares his expertise in the world of Sports Psychology and Visual Perception and gives us an in inside look at how it effects your golf game. Dr. Caserta is an expert in the field of cognition and visual training.  He has worked with professional golfers from every major tour.  His approach to deliberate training of the visual system reduces common errors that our frequently eyes make on the course. You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: Dr. Ryan Caserta’s Background An internationally recognized expert i the field of cognition and visual perception Over a decade of experience working with professional golfers on nearly every tour including recent PGA Tour winner Matt Every Former professional athlete Did his research in visual perception and cognition, which was published in several well respected peer reviewed journals Resides in Orlando, Florida Is a member of the team at Grand Cypress Academy of Golf Highlights from this Episode Dr. Caserta describes the 5 Domains of Expertise: Physical Skills Technical Skills Tactical Skills Emotional Control Perception Vision is the only one of our 5 senses that can touch every part of the brain, not just one area The myth of Superior Vision in the super athlete He discusses some of the effects that your eyes can have on your game, especially the short game (see videos below) There are 3 “non-trainable” physical traits that are simply genetic, the rest you can effect in some way with training Height Visual Acuity (how well you can see) Muscle Fiber Types Dr. Caserta gives us some drills to help our chipping and putting, especially regarding distance control He explains 3 things that Experts do that separate them from Novices 3 ball putting drill: find a flat surface, hit all 3 balls at a “normal swing” and see what the average distance is, roughly. take the 3 balls 1st putt with a “normal swing” 2nd try to hit a spot 2-4 feet past the 1st 3rd try to get the ball to stop right in the

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18SP 035: Damon Goddard | Training Jordan Spieth at the Masters

Today Damon Goddard from AMPD Golf Fitness joins me on the podcast for the second time to discuss his experience at the 2015 as a part of Jordan Spieth’s team. Damon Goddard has worked with Jordan from the age of 15 and got to experience an incredible week at Augusta National, where his client not only won handily, but broke many records along the way.   You Can Subscribe to the 18STRONG Podcast on iTunes by clicking the button below: You can hear Damon’s first interview on the 18STRONG Podcast by clicking HERE or on the image below Highlights from this Episode  Damon discusses the differences in being at the Masters the 2nd time and how the team approached the week. He explains how and why Jordan was so calm over the course of the week and the fact that the team EXPECTS these kind of results, and doesn’t see it as a “hot streak.” Training Damon goes into significant detail on Jordan’s training in the week prior to and during the Masters leading up to his big win. Jordan’s workouts included a lot of volume and strength training the week before in Houston, then tapered down for the week of the Masters They especially worked on movement patterns, nutrition, hydration and recovery. Jordan is very technical and knowledgeable when it comes to his body and his training. Damon breaks down the high volume workouts and recovery that they used during these weeks. Jordan’s routine regarding workouts, hitting the range, practicing, etc. Post Round What Jordan and his family did after the rounds of golf to stay relaxed and focused for each round. Damon describes being in the house with Jordan, his family, and college buddies. The Overall Experience He relives his experience not just as a trainer but as a spectator walking the grounds with his wife and taking it all in Watching Jordan walk up the 18th Fairway Stories of Jordan’s family and his grandpa’s reaction to the win The importance of this win for Jordan, his family, his friends, and the game of golf overall. What’s Next? The next goal is to be #1 in the world. We

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