This week, we’re going to tell you a bit of a story about Chris Naegel, a golfer from here in St. Louis that went from almost quitting playing professional golf, to 3 weeks later playing in the U.S. Open. You might recognize his name from the top of the leaderboard on the first day of the U.S. Open, but just week’s prior he was on the phone with his wife after a tournament where he missed the cut and decided he was quitting golf for good.
This week we’ve got a bit of a legend on the show: Tom Myers. Manual therapist, body worker, and author of Anatomy Trains, one of the most popular and pioneering books when it comes to making sense of all the connections, patterns and the way that your body actually moves (specifically in regards to the muscles, tendons, and fascia in your body).
I know many of you may be sitting there trying to make heads or tails of the last word: fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue that runs throughout our body that impacts every move you make. It’s become kind of a buzzword lately, and Tom has been teaching and learning about fascia for decades now and we are just starting to see how groundbreaking his early work was and the research he continues to reveal.
Today I am especially excited to bring on our very special guest, Joe Gambino from Par Four Performance.
As much as I would like to say there was one training program that would work for everyone in achieving their strength and conditioning goals, everyone has their own specific needs and issues, which is why Joe Gambino, a physical therapist, and strength and conditioning coach, is such a valuable asset to any golfer.
The Mind Pump Podcast has been described as “Howard Stern meets Fitness” a reputation that stems from being raw, shocking, and entertaining, but with an overall mission to shed light on the truth of health, fitness, and a host of other topics. Our guest this week is Justin Andrews, one of the hosts and founders of the this brand that is taking the fitness world by storm.
Mind Pump Media has built a massive tribe of loyal and passionate fans because they are simply helping us all cut through the BS and experience the absolute fastest way to reach your health and fitness goals (which sounds a lot like what we are all about here at 18Strong!) We talk origin story to athletic programming in this exclusive interview.
Today we are chatting with Steve Friedlander from Big Cedar Golf, which very well could be the next most sought-after golf destination in the US, if not the world.
Recently I had my 40th birthday and took a golf trip with 3 of my best friends to Big Cedar Golf in Branson, Missouri. And I know what you’re probably thinking, “A golf trip in Missouri? That doesn’t sound very exciting!” Well, things are changing quickly in Branson, and after this episode, you just might change your mind about taking a golf trip to the Midwest.
If you’re a golfer that has ever experience pain after playing or practicing, especially back pain, my guess would be that you either sought out some form of relief or would love to find it. And if that solution also helped you improved the way you move in the golf swing and helped you swing faster, you probably wouldn’t be too disappointed with that, would you? Well, our guest Daisy-May Kenny from Biomek Golf says all of these things often go hand in hand.
When you think of pioneers in the Golf and Fitness Podcasting world, one of the first names that should come to mind is Josh Satterlee. Not only has Josh been working with golfers for many years as a clinician, he was one of the first guys I know that had a podcast in the golf world. And although The Dr. Josh Show has been long retired, it definitely played a part in inspiring what we do here at 18STRONG.
Here at 18Strong, we are all about breaking down the body mechanics and physical aspects of golf to the perfect the swing, but sometimes it’s important to put down the scorecards, stop measuring the launch angles, and remember to have fun with the game and reflect on the lighter side of golf.
You’ve probably heard me talking about Skratch on the podcast and hopefully have checked out some of the videos and content they have created. They are a social first, digital content business engaging the millennial-minded golf fan with entertaining videos and other content that promotes and highlights the fun side of golf.
It’s rare that I meet a golfer who doesn’t currently struggle or haven’t struggled in the past with some sort of back pain and discomfort. Athletes, strength coaches, and trainers can all agree that no matter the sport, a healthy back and spine is a crucial component to optimal performance.
Our balance, speed, power, mobility, coordination and every other physical requirement for golf are directly linked to good spine health, which is why this week, our special guest is Dr. Stuart McGill.
If you’ve been a long time listener of 18Strong, you’ve most likely heard me talk about SuperSpeed Golf and the amazing results both professional and amateur players are seeing in their clubhead speed, distance, and overall mechanics after using the SSG system.
The concept of “overspeed training” is unlike your traditional power or strength training, but it also doesn’t fall into the category of golf skills training. Today you’ll see why the SuperSpeed Golf system is in a completely different category, which is exactly why it is creating results at both the amateur and elite levels.