177: Kolby Tullier | Are You Functionally Strong?

Kolby Tullier’s talent helps him identify the problem by simply watching a little bit of video. Whether he’s evaluating the way a golfer balances during a swing, or the way a football player cuts left while running the ball, Kolby is able to tell why an athlete moves the way he does. Even more importantly he sees how his performance can be improved.

As a personal trainer, Kolby has worked with every type of athlete – from high school athletes and CEOs to those looking to improve their weekend tennis games. His portfolio of athletes he has trained has grown to include NFL players Matt Flynn, Steven Ridley and Terrance Toliver and PGA golfers John Peterson and Andrew Loupe. Kolby joins us today to talk about when working with such powerhouse athletes, what can be done to bump them up to the next level with their game.

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176: 10 Exercises for New Golfers

In this episode, I wanted to break things down very simply for those of you that might be new to the game of golf or simply newer to the idea of getting in the gym to help your golf game.  Regardless of whether you are just learning how to swing a club or a kettlebell, mastering these basic exercises will give you more strength, balance, confidence, and awareness of how your body works.  All of this will absolutely transfer over to better control, endurance, and strength on the course.

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175: Trent Wearner | Golf is the WORST Practiced Sport

Trent Wearner is a 3-time Colorado PGA Teacher of the Year and often rated as the #1 Teacher in Colorado by his peers and Golf Digest Magazine.  He has been on The Golf Channel and Morning Drive several times as well as regularly on Altitude Sports Television’s [email protected]

He has taught side-by-side several top instructors including Keith Lyford and other Top 100 Teachers. He works with players of all ability levels and spends his time equally between Adults and Juniors, many who are considered the state’s top amateurs, juniors, and mini-tour players.  With 80+ students playing or having played college golf, he is the most sought-after junior coach in the region and joins us today to talk about proper practice and re-introducing the term “scrimmage” to golfers across the world.

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174: Kirk Adams | Winterize Your Golf Body

Kirk Adams has more than 15 years of experience working with collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes in more than 30 men’s and women’s sports.  He works with a number of professional golfers on the Web.com and eGolf Tours and he joins us today to talk about how to “winterize” your body for a better golf game this year.

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173: Tyler Ferrell | Finding Your Stock Tour Swing

Tyler Ferrell, named one of Golf Digest Top Golf Fitness Professionals 2018, Best Instructors in Texas 2018, and Best Young Teachers 2017, is a leading expert in the application of 3D motion biomechanics. His background as both an instructor and a trainer give him a unique ability to communicate how the body works in the golf swing. He joins us today to give us a glimpse into his recent book The Stock Tour Swing: Use Science to Uncover Your Version of the Tour Swing.

In his book, Tyler breaks down 3D research and his experiences in coaching that have identified the major differences between the swing of elite golfers compared to the amateur golfer.  With this knowledge, Tyler has created a system to help you “decode” your swing.

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172: What Are You Committed To?

Today, I am taking a beat to reflect on the past year of 18Strong; both where we have been and where we are going come 2018. We had a lot of amazing guests on from PGA Professionals to leaders of the fitness industry to former NFL Players. We launched our Online Training Program and our Apparel Shop. But this episode isn’t just about what we have been doing or what we have in the works for 2018. I also dive into what you can do to better yourself and your golf game in 2018.

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171: Damon Goddard | Don’t Underestimate Simple Training

I am especially excited to announce the return of one of our 18Strong Alumni and very special guest, Damon Goddard.

Damon is considered one of the leading experts in golf performance conditioning and currently works with a host of PGA, LPGA, collegiate, and elite junior golfers. With over 18 years of experience in the sports performance and fitness industry, Damon specializes in golf performance conditioning and has gained notoriety through speaking at seminars and his writings for sports publications.

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170: Jeff Flagg | Building Your Armor this Off-Season

2014 Long Drive World Champion, Jeff Flagg (Sports Performance Specialist) is a strength coach and athlete that has competed at the highest level in multiple sports and has an ongoing passion to help others achieve their highest levels of performance on and off the playing field. Jeff has been featured on the Golf Channel and Golf Digest (along with various other podcasts and articles) discussing his keys to hitting the ball longer AND straighter.

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169: Golf Fitness Pros to Avoid

This past week Golf Digest put out its List of the 50 Best Golf Fitness Pros in America.  I thought we could have a little fun while at the same time prevent you from making a mistake when searching for the right professional to help you get your body in golf shape over the winter months.

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168: 7 Ways to Fix Your Body.

I have yet to meet anyone, especially a golfer that doesn’t have some sort of lingering injury, imbalances in strength, lack of mobility, or some other issue going on that is in one way or another limiting their golf game. Thus it is likely that in one way or another, you need to Fix Your Body if you want to escalate your game.

It seems that most of the mistakes we make on the golf course that cost us the most strokes are not so much technique issues, but are simply due to sloppiness and stupid mistakes.  In my opinion, if we can cut down the unforced errors that we make because of fatigue, limited mobility, and compensations that our body has to make throughout the rounds, we can drop some serious strokes.

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