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128: The incredible Power of Focus with Henry Boulton  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Henry Boulton. Henry is one of the creators and designers of FocusBand - a wearable brain training headband that measures your brain activity.

Usually, the starting point for training has been technique. You start with technique, work on fitness and then finish with mind training. Henry takes the point of view, though, that you should be training the mind first. Get your mind right, and everything will get better together.

In this interview, we talk about how Henry developed the FocusBand with his father Graham, and how it is helping golfers play better golf.
Henry Boulton’s Background

Henry has developed 3D bio-mechanical training systems, and is an electronics engineer and entrepreneur.
He is the Director of Golf at SwingLab
Henry is a TPI Fitness Instructor Level 1 (Titleist Performance Institute) Since 2007

Highlights from this Episode

How Henry got the idea for FocusBand, and how it helps golfers to change the way their mind works in regards to golf. FocusBand is very much related to the work Henry did as an electronics engineer.
We talk about the difference in ‘frequency’ that the left and right parts of the brain operate in. We discuss why each part is important in different ways, and how to switch from one to the other when it’s appropriate to do so.
The routine Henry goes through with golfer’s he trains when they step up to the tee. It all starts with the mind.
The importance of mindfulness and present state awareness. We talk about a few specific techniques, such as breathing, that anyone can do to make themselves more present and mindful.
How to use things like mindfulness to help acquire new skills.
The best way for people to access a FocusBand, and where they can go to learn how to use it most effectively. The website has in-depth training on the product to ensure people get the most out of it.

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with, and where?
Peter Rolston at Augusta
What is your mission for FocusBand moving forward into 2017?
 Working on the Blueprint app for FocusBand, which will really help users get the most out of the product. Also, GPS brain tracking, which tracks players as they walk around the golf course to see what their state of mind is.
Where to find Henry Boulton:
Website: http://focusband.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/focusband.braintrain/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/focusband
18STRONG Resources
Get a copy of Jeff’s Best-Selling Book: “The Golfer’s Guide to a Bogey Proof Workout”

Get your very own 18STRONG t-shirt

Check out the 18STRONG Complete At Home Warm-Up Video and Cheat Sheet

Check out the 18STRONG Flexibility Guide

Check out the 18STRONG e-Book and Video Series: 5 Yards in Less Than 5 Minutes
Connect with 18STRONG
18STRONG’s Facebook Page

18STRONG’s Twitter Profile

18STRONG’s Instagram Profile
Join The 18STRONG Movement!

If you listened to the very end of this episode, then you know that there is a movement happening in golf and fitness.  To join, simply follow this link to the private Facebook group and ask to join!  Once you’re accepted, you are officially part of The 18STRONG Movement!  Introduce yourself to the group and let’s get connected!!
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127: Creating Ownership of Your Golf Life Performance with Jordan Jeske  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest. My good friend, Jordan Jeske.

Jordan is a performance coach specializing in Golf Fitness through the Titleist Performance Institute, bringing the best in golf health and fitness to Edmonton and around the world.

Young or old, Jordan believes in getting his athletes moving better so they can feel and perform better on and off the course. He is passionate about getting his athletes to be the best version of themselves.

Jordan brings a level of enthusiasm and encouragement through his unique training style that is infectious to anyone around him.

Jordan Jeske’s Background

Jordan was born and Raised in Edmonton, AB.  Growing up he loved playing sports and being active.
He started his career as a young football player at the age of 8 and played soccer, basketball and track and field through the years.
Jordan didn’t always know he wanted to be a Performance Coach. He had a career as a Journeyman Carpenter for close to a decade before he decided that wasn’t the life for him.
Jordan takes the approach that the only way of making a sustainable change in your life is to understand what you are doing and why you are doing it.

Highlights from this Episode

Jordan’s background and how he came to quit his job as a carpenter, and follow his passion of health and fitness.
Some of the biggest trends and habits that Jordan sees in his students, that everyone should be working on.
We talk about the main differences in the way that Jordan used to train for golf, football etc., and how he trains his students now. The important thing is to know what your body is capable of from a mobility point of view, and then working out a routing around that.
Jordan places a big focus on joint integrity and making sure the body is capable of moving properly, before focusing on things like power, agility, rotation etc.
Jordan’s take on the longevity of golfer’s careers. There is an opinion out there that due to bigger/harder swings etc., golfers will have shorter careers. We deep dive into that and what Jordan sees in himself and his students.

 
How often do you get to play golf these days?
40-50 rounds per year.
Whose game would you take off the tee, mid-iron, and short game?
Tee: Sergio Garcia or Jason Day

Mid-iron: Fred Couples

Short game: Steve Stricker
What’s an exercise that is attributed to ‘golf fitness’, that you hate?
Anything that looks like a golf swing.
What is your mission moving forward into 2017?
Bring the Edmonton community together through golf.
Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
 Happy Gilmore
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Mark Wahlberg at Augusta

Where to find Jordan Jeske:

Website: http://tnpfitness.com

Website: http://jordanjeske.com/

Instagram: @jeske_golfperformance

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jeskegolfperformance
18STRONG Resources
Get a copy of Jeff’s Best-Selling Book: “The Golfer’s Guide to a Bogey Proof Workout”

Get your very own 18STRONG t-shirt

Check out the 18STRONG Complete At Home Warm-Up Video and Cheat Sheet

Check out the 18STRONG Flexibility Guide

Check out the 18STRONG e-Book and Video Series: 5 Yards in Less Than 5 Minutes
Connect with 18STRONG
18STRONG’s Facebook Page

18STRONG’s Twitter Profile

18STRONG’s Instagram Profile
Join The 18STRONG Movement!

If you listened to the very end of this episode, then you know that there is a movement happening in golf and fitness.  To join, simply follow this link to the private Facebook group and ask to join!  Once you’re accepted, you are officially part of The 18STRONG Movement!  Introduce yourself to the group and let’s get connected!!
Episode Sponsor:
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126: How to Achieve Anything with a Lot of Hustle with Anthony Trucks  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Anthony “Truck Stop” Trucks. Anthony is a former NFL player, gym owner, father, and motivational speaker. He grew up facing adversity at every turn, being in foster care, suffering abuse, losing his adoptive mother to MS, failing in school, and the list goes on.

Anthony decided that he wasn’t going to be hindered by his upbringing, and took things into his own hands through grit and hard work. He has since played in the NFL, owned a successful gym, become a father of three, and is an international speaker on motivation.

Anthony has a deep desire to leave an impact and a legacy that improves the world in the best way we can.

Anthony Trucks’ Background

Anthony was placed into a foster home at a three years old.  He experienced physical and mental abuse, starvation, and torture. All before the age of 6 before he was placed into a home where he would eventually be adopted as the sole black person in a poor all white family 8 years later.
He eventually took up football in high school, and through hard work, he became an all-star in college and went on to play in the NFL.
After his career was cut short due to injury, he opened gym, which, again, after years of hard work and almost losing it a couple of times, he built is up to a successful six-figure business.
Anthony is now a father of three and after closing his gym to pursue a mission of helping many more people, he now travels around the world teaching people how to get confidence, clarity, new tools, techniques, and self-belief to finally break through their barriers to get what they want most out of life.  this through my 3-step Trust Your Hustle process: See, Sacrifice, Sustain.

Highlights from this Episode

Anthony’s background in foster homes, and the challenges he faced on a daily basis.
The thing he heard a girl in his class say, that completely changed the way he looked at the world. From there he decided that he was going to be great, and work hard to achieve what he wanted to achieve.
Anthony takes the approach that the best thing you can do to change is to start working. He believes that it’s important to not overthink it and to take steps to move closer toward your goal.
The lessons Anthony has learned along the way, and the framework he teaches so that people can use to achieve their own dreams which he describes as his "Trust Your Hustle Process:"

See
Sacrifice
Sustain

The things people can do to get out of their comfort zone, when they know what needs to be done but can’t bring themselves to do it. Motivation needs to come from within and Anthony finds a way to bring that out of people.
The story behind Anthony’s catch phrase, “Trust Your Hustle”. Hint: it came up accidentally.
The importance of blocking off time to achieve your goals. We also get into the concept of ‘training your friends’ of what to expect from you. If they know you have to make 1000 putts a day, then let it be known you can’t hangout unless you make 1000 putts.

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore
Who would you spend a day on the course with and why?
Obama, because he would know a lot of things about the world that no one else knows.
What’s one piece of advice you would give to the audience?
You’ve got to work. There are no shortcuts.
Where to find Anthony Trucks:
Website: http://www.anthonytrucks.com

Trust Your Hustle Quiz: http://www.anthonytrucks.com/trust-your-hustle-quiz-start/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/anthonytrucks

Instagram: @anthonytrucks

Anthony's Weekly Hustle Plan
18STRONG Resources
Get a copy of Jeff’s Best-Selling Book: “The Golfer’s Guide to a Bogey Proof Workout”

Get your very own 18STRONG t-shirt

Check out the 18STRONG Complete At Home Warm-Up Video and Cheat Sheet

125: Successes, Struggles, and Lessons Learned on Tour  

Today we have an extra special treat for you. Our guest today is none other than Scott Stallings, three-time PGA tour winner.

Scott first started playing golf when he was young, and at the age of 12 he gave up all other sports to focus on golf. He was inspired by Tiger Woods to ultimately take up the sport professionally.

After missing his PGA Tour card by a single stroke at Q-School in 2009, Scott persisted through Q-School in 2010 and earned his PGA card by finishing T-11.  He eventually went on to win the Greenbrier Classic – his first PGA Tour victory. Since then he has won two more PGA events, The True South Classic 2012, and the Farmers Insurance Open in 2014.

Along with his successes on the PGA Tour, Scott has also had a few struggles along the way, including a banned substance suspension in 2015 amidst a health battle that has since changed his perspective on his fitness, nutrition, and his overall lifestyle on and off the course.

Scott Stallings’ Background

Scott was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He attended Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and was an all-state golfer and a four-year member of the Dean's List.
Scott quit all sports at age 12 except golf after going to the 1997 Masters and watching Tiger Woods dominate the field.
Spent his rookie season in 2011 blogging for BNET, the CBS Interactive Business Network.
Scott won the Greenbrier Classic in July 2011 for his first PGA Tour victory.
His biggest thrill in golf was teaching the sport to wounded veterans in the Army
Won the True South Classic in 2012
Won the Farmer's Insurance Open in 2014
Suffered a 3-month suspension from the PGA tour for a banned substance charge (which was for a $10 over the counter supplement that he took per Dr. recommendations and once he was made aware of the situation, turned himself in to the PGA Tour).

Highlights from this Episode

Scott’s life growing up in Massachusetts, and how he ended up playing golf. Scott was heavily influenced by Tiger Woods, and Scott was inspired by him to take up golf professionally.
How Scott deals with missing crucial shots, and how he finds the strength to keep going and not get phased. Scott places his faith in God, and has a great network of family and friends to support him through the tough times.
Scott tells the story of how he took a supplement to help with a health issue he was facing. Scott was given a routine drug test, and passed. He therefore didn’t give it much thought after, until one day he realized the supplement was potentially on the banned substances list. He turned himself into the drug testing authorities, but regardless, was given a three-month suspension. Despite the bad situation, Scott was able to use the time off to focus on his health and other things that had fallen by the wayside.
The health issues Scott was facing, turned out to be quite serious. This lead him to put much for focus and energy into staying fit and healthy while working on his game.
We talk about the specific changes that Scott has made to his health and lifestyle. Scott used to have terrible back pain which effected his game, but after working on it, he has not had any trouble with it whatsoever.
Scott’s weekly routine, including playing schedule and workouts. He now has a huge focus on mobility, and doesn’t do any ‘golf specific’ workouts. We talk about how Scott knows what he needs to spend most of his time on from week to week.

How would you describe yourself out on the course?
Pretty laid back. I try not to get too high or low, but I like when I hit a good shot!
Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Which PGA Tour player would you want to caddy for you?
Steve Stricker
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Tom Brady
What would you consider a very successful season...

124: Perform Under Pressure Like a Navy Seal Sniper with Eric Davis  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Eric Davis.  Eric Davis served our country as a US Navy SEAL and decorated veteran of the War on Global Terror. He’s been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the US military and served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL Sniper school. In fact, Eric trained both Marcus Luttrel and Chris Kyle, who you might know from the books and movies Lone Survivor and American Sniper.

Eric is an expert in technical and physical surveillance and was part of an elite group hand-selected to perform intelligence collection in some of the scariest places in the world.

He spent years developing and writing curriculum for the SEAL teams and was instrumental in reducing the failure rate of the SEAL Sniper course. And we’ll discuss how golf had a big influence on how he did this.

Since his time in the SEALS teams, Eric has become a speaker, educator, and coach in the world of corporate performance and leadership training. He is the author of “Raising Men: Lessons Navy Seals learned from their training and taught to their sons” and his upcoming book and project: “Habits of Heroes: Being the Hero in Your Own Life”

Eric Davis’ Background

Eric has been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military and has served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL sniper school in Coronado, CA.
Eric was instrumental in significantly reducing the failure rate, of Naval Special Warfare’s internationally recognized Sniper course.
Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency and structure to the domain of business and personal performance.

Highlights from this Episode

What started Eric’s journey into the military, the Navy SEALS, and to become one of the most successful sniper instructors in history.
Eric’s approach to ‘mental management’, and how anyone can apply it to just about any aspect of life, including golf.
Eric tells the story and methods of a prisoner of war who was held captive for six years, and came out of it to shoot par on his very first hole just days after getting out.
We talk about the feeling a sniper gets when they are about to take a shot, and how to not let emotions take over when they need to focus. This can also apply to helping a golfer making a putt (in a less pressure-filled context obviously!)
What people can do if they don’t have a great self-image.
Eric quotes a study that contrasts people who are told they are ‘smart’ vs people who are told they’re hard workers. The difference in how people act after hearing this information is very interesting.
The importance of habits.
The Trifecta of Performance
Eric explains the importance of a Contingency Plan and how that was a major focus that the SEALS had for every mission and decision.
Why people should prioritize recreation, diet, exercise, recovery etc. Most people only allow themselves to do these things once they’ve finished their ‘work’. Eric is of the opinion that people should reverse these, because they lead to a much more productive work day.

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Where is the scariest place you’ve ever been?
Between a helicopter and the rope that I was jumping onto, without being attached to anything.
What’s the longest shot you or a student has ever made?
 1 mile.
What’s your mission as you move forward in your career?
Producing a strategic training group, to pull people out of the entertainment/information void, and into the trenches.
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Tiger Woods at Augusta
Where to find Eric Davis:
Website: http://ericdavis215.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricDavis215

123: How You Can Transform Your Golf Body with Olly Foster  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Olly Foster.

Olly is the developer of the Action Reaction Training (ART) program. After seeing so many ungoverned training and nutritional plans that simply offered no support or guidance, he decided he had to take things into his own hands.

Olly’s fitness journey began at the age of fourteen, after coming last in a school cross country race. Disappointed with his performance, he signed up to the local gym where his love of fitness began.

With a degree in nutrition and over fifteen years of training experience Olly is the go to fitness coach for many other fitness professionals who want to learn from the best in the business and expand their knowledge.

With the ART program, Olly has now opened up this knowledge to anyone who is willing to learn.

Olly has also recently picked up the game of golf and is hooked. He plays and practices as much as his schedule will allow and has even made some adjustments in his training routines to make sure he is preparing his body for the links.

Olly Foster’s Background

At the age of seventeen Olly was signed for a semi-pro rugby league heading towards a promising pro career, however at eighteen injury, struck ending his sporting dream.
Over the following fifteen years, Olly dedicated his life to professional studies and working to become a renowned figure in the fitness industry.
Olly is a successful fitness model and senior personal trainer at the world renowned Ultimate Performance, appearing on multiple fitness magazine covers including Men's Health and Muscle & Fitness multiple times.
He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping others attain their lifestyle goals.

Highlights from this Episode

Olly’s background in Rugby, and how he ultimately decided to shift his focus after an injury.
We talk about the Action Reaction Training (ART) program that Olly developed, and how it helps people to achieve their body transformation. Olly places a big focus on teaching people to motivate and educate themselves, rather than ‘spoon feeding’ them the information.
The importance of nutrition, and how anyone can come up with a healthy meal plan that is suited to them.
Olly’s take on ketosis (high fat/low carb), and how people can use it to shift the way their body burns energy. After 1-2 weeks of ketosis, Olly’s students often report having much more physical and mental energy throughout the day.
The most important things Olly gets new clients doing in the gym. He generally always starts with hip mobility and getting the glutes firing. Most people’s lifestyle today makes them very restricted in these areas.
How Olly has come to take up golf, and how he approaches the game.
We run through a hypothetical case study of a golfer looking to improve their fitness to optimize their game. Olly talks about the exercises and movements he would get the person to do and the nutrition they should focus on.

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?

Happy Gilmore

What is your weakness when it comes to food and nutrition?

 Peanut M&M’s – I eat about 150 grams of them every day!

What is one habit that you adopted that has made you successful?

Time blocking. Making a plan to spend time on the important things, and stick to it. I know exactly what my day looks every day when I get up.

Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?

Tiger Woods at Augusta

Where to find Olly Foster:

Website: Action Reaction Training

Twitter: @Olly_Foster

Instagram: @ollyfosterfitness

To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over the 18STRONG Facebook page.
18STRONG Resources
Get a copy of Jeff’s Best-Selling Book: “The Golfer’s Guide to a Bogey Proof Workout”

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121: Jason Glass Hijacks the Podcast.  The Reverse Interview!  

Happy New Year, everyone!

Today we have a different kind of guest on the show – me.

Jason Glass (from episode 2), comes onto the 18STRONG podcast to steal the show and ask me a few questions about what we’re doing with the community here. We get into a range of topics, including why we started the show, who it’s aimed at, what’s in store for 2017 and much more!

Without giving too much away, this was a lot of fun and I think you guys are going to enjoy it.

Highlights from this Episode

We talk about the 18STRONG Podcast and how we go about deciding what to keep in the show, producing show artwork, and other technical details of the show.
My beard.
How we came to decide on the theme and vision for the podcast. We also get into the t-shirts we’ve been making, and how we got Jordan Spieth to wear his around!
What I do Monday – Friday, when I’m not working on 18STRONG. We talk about the fitness work I do with clients and the approach I take with them to help them play better golf.
The expectations we had with the podcast before getting into it. When I work with clients day in, day out, we get a lot of great insight into what actual challenges people are having when it comes to golf fitness. From there we can create tailored content, and choose the best guests for the audience.
Some of my favorite guests we’ve had on the show, and the community that has grown out of the show.
The importance of getting things done, over getting things perfect.

What is the mission for 18STRONG moving forward?
To be the voice of golf fitness, and to grow the 18STRONG community as much as we can. Details to come in 2017! We’re also looking at running an 18STRONG road trip, showing people the gyms and clinics of the big names in golf fitness.

To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over the 18STRONG Facebook page.
Jason Glass Resources:
The Coach Glass Podcast: iTunes

18STRONG episode 002: How to train and Play Stronger| Dream Big and Over-Deliver

Jason Glass social media:

Twitter: @JasonGlassLab

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachglasspodcast/

Instagram: @jasonglasslab
18STRONG Resources
Get a copy of Jeff’s Best-Selling Book: “The Golfer’s Guide to a Bogey Proof Workout”

Get your very own 18STRONG t-shirt

Check out the 18STRONG Complete At Home Warm-Up Video and Cheat Sheet

Check out the 18STRONG Flexibility Guide

Check out the 18STRONG e-Book and Video Series: 5 Yards in Less Than 5 Minutes
Connect with 18STRONG
18STRONG’s Facebook Page

18STRONG’s Twitter Profile

18STRONG’s Instagram Profile
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122: How to Overcome Any Obstacle by Defining Your Personal Manifesto with Dr. Bhrett McCabe  

I am super excited to bring this week's guest back on the show.  Dr. Bhrett McCabe is one of the top sports psychologists in the game of golf and has become a great friend of 18STRONG.

With his incredible clinical training, personal journey as an elite pitcher and his experience working with professional athletes, Bhrett is a master at helping his clients overcome fears, doubts, and push themselves to levels they didn't know they had.

His book The Mindside Manifesto is the long-awaited for compilation of concepts and lessons that Bhrett has developed over the years.  I aIn this interview, we get to talk about the inspiration and struggles behind writing the book and how developing your own personal Mindside Manifesto can elevate you to a completely new level.

Dr. Bhrett McCabe's Background

Dr. McCabe holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University (LSU), with an emphasis in behavioral medicine.

He completed his 12-month, pre-doctoral internship at the prestigious Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, RI.

He has published several academic journal articles, presented numerous scientific presentations, and provided insight and authored numerous articles for trade magazines such as GOLF Magazine, Golf World, and ESPNW, among others.
Dr. McCabe was a 4-year letterman for the LSU baseball team, coached by legendary coach Skip Bertman, and was a member of 2 National Championship teams (1991 and 1993), 3 Southeastern Conference championship teams (1991-1993), and 3 College World Series teams (1991, 1993, and 1994).
He led the LSU baseball team in appearances as a pitcher in the 1994 and 1995 seasons, and fought through injury to earn a trusted role on the team from closing games and getting out of trouble regardless of the inning.
From the baseball diamond as a player, through training as a psychologist, to leading The MindSide, it is about competing for excellence.

Highlights From This Episode

In this episode we discuss Dr. McCabe's new book The Mindside Manifesto: The Urgency to Create a Competitve Mindset.
He shares the story behind writing the book and some of the struggles that he, himself had to overcome in order to bring the project to life and overcome his own doubts to share it with the world.
Dr. McCabe explains the battle between our doubts and our beliefs and how we can work on what we tell ourselves, especially in the most high pressure situations.
We discuss the 2 circles of Capability vs. Capacity and how each of them play a role in our performance and how you need to be able to reach your full capacity at the most crucial times.
Dr. McCabe defines what a Manifesto is and why it's so important to have one for yourself.
Manifesto: "A strongly held belief," which he also describes as a "public declaration of how you view the world."
He lays out the 5 things that successful people do on a daily basis:

Administrative (tasks)
Developmental (planning-looking ahead)
Training Tasks
Execute
Review and Reflection

The Coolest Golf Experience Dr. McCabe has had since the last time he was on the show:
Watching his daughters' confidence grow (one daughter in golf, the other in fitness).

Having a Tour player come up to him at an event and compliment him on the work he is doing and how he is doing it.
Who would you play 18 Holes of golf with?
A course designer (like a Pete Dye) to understand the nuances that they create and the layouts.

He would play where ever the designer would like to show him.
If You Could Only Have one Last Meal in New Orleans, What Would it Be?
A hot roast beef po'boy sandwich. (a 10-15 napkin kinda po'boy)
Last Piece of Advice
Transform your life into living

120: Helping Ryan Moore return stronger than ever! with Brian Chandler  

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Brian Chandler. Brian is a trainer at one of the most recognized golf fitness clinics in the US, Anthem Fitness. Anthem Fitness utilizes methods that help clients develop better velocity and control, which aim to ramp up your overall performance.

Brian recently wrote an article for TPI about his work with Ryan Moore this past year, and how he came back from an injury cloud to go on and finish the 2016 season as one of the most dominant players on the PGA Tour. Brian breaks down what they did to fins the weak links in Ryan's body and how the entire team from fitness, medical, and swing coach all collaborated to to help Ryan overcome a nagging injury and play some incredible golf.
Brian Chandler’s Background

Brian Chandler is a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and a licensed massage therapist through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
He graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Performance.
Brian is an Active Release Technique, ART, certified provider.

Highlights from this Episode

Brian’s background, and how he shifted from coaching the ‘technical’ side of golf, and into the fitness side.
We talk about Brian’s assessment of Ryan Moore, and the key things he found that were effecting his swing. They realized that his hip and pelvic movement had a big impact on his ankle, which was where his injury was most apparent.
The approach Brian took to start the rehab process with Ryan, and getting him back on the path to success.
We get into the things that had the biggest impact in getting Ryan back to his best form, and what others can emulate to help their own fitness and golf game in general. The #1 thing was isometrics.
What is it about Ryan and other top performers that make them stand out above the rest. At the end of the day, it all comes down to mindset. However, movement also has to be a key focus in order to stay in form year round.
Brian tells a story about the time he accidentally set his girlfriend’s hair on fire – on their third date!

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
My grandfather at Augusta National
 What is your mission moving forward?
Encourage athletes to be more curious, in regards to how well they can perform, and how good they can potentially be.
Where to find Brian Chandler:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bchandla1/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bchandla

Brian’s article on TPI: http://www.mytpi.com/articles/fitness/how_ryan_moore_rehabbed_his_ankle_with_a_tpi_certified_team
Resources:
Get a copy of Jeff’s Best-Selling Book: “The Golfer’s Guide to a Bogey Proof Workout”

Get your very own 18STRONG t-shirt

Check out the 18STRONG Complete At Home Warm-Up Video and Cheat Sheet

Check out the 18STRONG Flexibility Guide

Check out the 18STRONG e-Book and Video Series: 5 Yards in Less Than 5 Minutes
Connect with 18STRONG
18STRONG’s Facebook Page

18STRONG’s Twitter Profile

18STRONG’s Instagram Profile

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119: How to Win even when you Lose! with Sam Weinman  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Sam Weinman. Sam is the digital editor for golf digest, and is the author of the new book WIN AT LOSING: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead To Our Greatest Gains.

Sam's insights into the mental and emotional side of how we deal with losses shows us that in many cases, winning isn't everything.  In fact, it might be argued that we may learn and grow more from our losses and struggles than we do from our wins.  In his book he interviews some very influential figures in sport, Hollywood, politics, and more all of whom have at one time or another, lost on the biggest stage.

From all of these experiences and conversations, Sam shares with us some of the lessons he has learned and how we can use these to make us even stronger on the golf course.
Sam Weinman’s Background

Sam is the digital editor for Golf Digest.
Prior to that he covered golf and the NHL for The Journal Newsin Westchester, N.Y., and wrote for publications that included Golf Digest, USA Today, Golf World, Yahoo Sports, ESPN the Magazine, and Sports Illustrated.
He gravitated towards golf journalism in college, after originally being interested in fiction writing.
Sam was very into hockey as a kid, and didn’t take up golf until college.
Sam has been honored with multiple first place award in the Associated Press Sports Editors and golf Writers Association of America writing contests.

Highlights from this Episode

What made Sam decide to write about losing, rather than winning. In a roundabout way, the book ties in to success by talking about how to respond to failure, which is a big part of winning.
We get into a number of examples of real people in sport or otherwise, who have failed and bounced back to become successful.
In golf, Greg Norman is a key example of someone who has handled losing extremely well. We talk about Sam’s conversations with Greg, and what was going through his head at the time.
Tiger Woods, and how he went from being the greatest golfer in the world, to falling off the pedestal, and how these experiences may shape his return to the game.
How golfers can take the lessons taught in Sam’s book, and apply them on the golf course. Sam writes regularly on the topic with Golf Digest, and backs up his finding with psychological research.
Where Sam stands on a ‘reward everything’ mentality, such as the one we see in most schools, where everyone gets a trophy. Without giving too much away, Sam believes it is crucial for kids to realize that they will lose at certain points in their lives, and they should learn how to adapt to that.
The biggest things Sam has learned in his research and writing of the book.

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
 My grandfather and Barack Obama at Augusta
What is the biggest takeaway you want people to get out of your book?
Realizing that there is an opportunity in every downfall and failure, and to see the upside in losing.
Where to find Sam Weinman:
Website: http://www.samweinman.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samweinman

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118: Are you playing with a Fighter’s Mindset? with Charlie Brenneman aka “The Spaniard”  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Charlie Brenneman, aka "The Spaniard." If you're a mixed martial arts or UFC fan, you may recognize Charlie from his time in the octagon, but these days you're more likely to find Charlie at a book signing of his best-selling book Driven: My Unlikely Story from Classroom to Cage or speaking to/coaching athletes and business professionals.

And while it seems a little strange to have a UFC fighter on a golf podcast (especially a fighter that doesn't really golf!), Charlie's story and his message resonates across all athletic endeavors, especially the mental side of golf.

In 2007, Charlie left the comfort of his hometown and full-time job as a Spanish teacher to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. What started out as a dream soon turned into reality. After upsetting #6 ranked Rick Story in 2011, his life changed as he skyrocketed into the world rankings and went head-to-head with the best fighters in the world, such as UFC Champion Johnny Hendricks and current top-ranked light heavyweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.

The key ingredient in his climb to the top is hard work.

While illustrating specific principles and examples that helped propel him to the top of the fighting world, Charlie provides a very real, authentic look at what it takes to succeed in life. With over two decades of winning and losing on center stage, his mission is to share his insight and perspective with practical and relatable examples to help assist you in your journey.

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Charlie Brenneman’s Background

Charlie has fought at every level of the industry, including an 11-fight UFC career.
He has transitioned his experiences as a professional fighter into professional speaking and mentoring.
Charlie has been knocked out cold on live television, and has lived out his own “Rocky” story in front of a million people.

Highlights from this Episode

We talk about the parallels and differences of being on the tee box vs getting in the ring, staring down the guy across the mat who is looking to tear your head off
Charlie shares the mental processes he goes through before each fight, noting that he is at his best when he’s ‘not thinking’.
How Charlie gets his confidence. He wasn’t born with it and had to work hard for it. Charlie takes the approach of doing your absolute best at whatever it is you do, and believe that you can do anything.
The advice Charlie would give to the golfer when things don’t go as planned. Whether you lose a fight or have a bad round of golf, there are things you can do mentally to pick yourself back up and get into a positive mindset again. The key is to set a time frame that you allow yourself to feel bad, and once that time is up, move on. (eg the "10-day rule")
How Charlie learns new skills – it comes down to hard work, and modelling other people who have the skills you want to learn.
Charlie’s real life ‘Rocky’ story.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at Kiawah Island
If there were a cage match between Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, who would come out on top?
 Jordan Spieth
 What are you most excited about moving forward?
 To give people the confidence to change their lives.
Where to find Charlie Brenneman:
Website: http://www.charlie-brenneman.com/

Twitter: @SpaniardMMA

Instagram: @mmaspaniard

Podcast: The Fighter’s Mindset 

Charlie's Book: Driven: My Unlikely Story from Classroom to Cage

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117: Playing Better Golf by Hitting from the Opposite Side with Padraig Dooley  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Padraig Dooley. Padraig is the owner of Drive Golf Performance, based out of Ireland. He is a former Irish international amateur golfer who went on to play in several professional tours, and is now passing on his experience to golfers as a PGA professional.

His work is focused on the mission of getting golfers to play better golf. He does this in a number of ways, through things like fitness and mobility, having fun while practicing, swinging from your non-preferred side, and many others.

In this episode Padraig tells an entertaining story involving an elephant and a few people in the trunk of his car – more on that in the episode!

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Padraig Dooley’s Background

Has a degree in mathematics and statistics.
PGA professional, TPI certified, Trackman Certified Professional, Irish international, EuroPro Tour and Challenge Tour professional.
After his playing career, he decided to shift his efforts to helping others improve their game by sharing his experiences.

Highlights from this Episode

Padraig’s approach to coaching, and how it’s different to most. He likes to focus on having fun and focusing on the better aspects of a golfer’s game, rather than just the weaknesses.
Swinging from the ‘wrong side’. We go into the (well documented) advantages of playing left handed as a righty, and vice versa. Padraig found in a study he conducted that not only swinging, but hitting from the wrong side improved a golfer’s ball speed from their preferred side.
We go into other benefits of swinging from the non-preferred side, such as bodily symmetry, hand/eye coordination, injury prevention, and more.
Playing golf in Ireland, and the best way to go about organizing it. Padraig’s brother John, actually offers golfing trips to Ireland as a concierge service.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with? 
Arnold Palmer at Cypress Point
What are you most excited about moving forward?
Padraig’s main mission is to help people shoot lower scores. This winter, he’ll be conducting a ‘push-up study.’ He’ll get golfers to do 20 push-ups, 3 times a week, to see if that improves performance.
Where to find Padraig Dooley:
Website: http://www.drivegolfperformance.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DriveGolfPerformance

Twitter: @podgedooley (Padraig)

Twitter: Drive Golf Performance

Concierge Golf Tours in Ireland: http://www.conciergegolf.ie/

 

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116: Redefining Performance through Movement with Brian Bradley  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Brian Bradley. Brian has been working with Pete Egoscue, developing the Egoscue Method for 25+ years. Posture and pain are his mission, and he finds bringing this work to the world very rewarding. To see someone go from disability and depression due to chronic pain, and transform into the person they were meant to be is, in Brian’s view, awesome.

Recently I spent some time with Brian at the World Golf Fitness Summit 2016 in New Orleans, LA.  It was there that I had the chance to experience first hand some of the work that Brian does with clients and patients.  His methods for teaching people to overcome their pain and maximize their performance are, to say the least, unconventional.  One look at the piece of equipment that he had us working on would've made you think we were getting ready to embark on an obstacle course more than get in a "workout."

But it is exactly Brian's "out-of-the-box" approach that allows him to be so creative and effective in his methods whether working with athletes, armed forces, celebrities, or patients in pain. In this episode we discuss some of our experiences from the World Golf Fitness Summit and some of the amzing impact Brian has had on so many people, including the likes of Tony Robbins, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and many more.

If you would like more on Brian's Background or would simply like to hear the his earlier episode on posture and breathing, you can find that here . . . Episode 18.

Brian Bradley’s Background

Brian has been with Egoscue for 25 years.
Met Pete Egoscue when he was working with Jack Nicklaus.
Jack was backing the expansion of Egoscue from their California location and branching into Florida.
Brian has worked with Nicklaus, Player, Palmer, Trevino, Tony Robbins, and many other high profile figures, as well as thousands of other individuals looking to either improve performance or simply take control of their pain.
He is now the Vice President of Egoscue University and speaks all over the world on the topics of pain, posture and performance.  He is has worked very closely over the years with TPI and many other governing bodies to share his experience and expertise.
Plus, the guy is just a riot to hang out with ;-)

 

Highlights from this Episode

We talk about the background of the Egoscue philosophy, and ‘the patch’. We go into what it is, and why it works so well.
How to view failure in a different light, so that athletes don’t feel like they are lagging behind.
The importance of simplifying movement and posture changes, to make them sustainable and repeatable. The over complication of exercises is often what makes people stop doing them.
The story of how Brian met Tony Robbins, and how that relationship has led to speaking in front of nearly 11,000 people at Tony Robbins' events all over the world.
How Brian's unique methods and "The Patch" are beneficial for the golfer and can really be performed almost anywhere without traditional equipment.
How Brian takes the Egoscue method to large speaking events, and uses the simplicity framework to make people remember everything. 95% of what is said is forgotten within 48 hours.

Some parting words of wisdom from Brian Bradley:
Think of one thing every day that you are going to do differently than yesterday. Make time for yourself, and ignore people who bring negativity into your life.
Where to find Brian Bradley:
Website: http://www.egoscue.com/brian-bradley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebrian.bradley

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themovementnerd50/

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115: The exciting truth about Testosterone (especially in the morning)! with Ali Gilbert  

Today I am very pleased to announce our guest; Ali Gilbert. Ali serves as Partner of the Greenwich DX Sports Labs and is their Director of Performance. With her unique, multi-faceted approach to performance training, she is able to combine all relevant physical and technical details into one thorough, scientific approach towards performance-based strength and conditioning.

As a former collegiate soccer standout, Ali has been committed to achieving excellence in the field of performance training for over a decade.  She has become highly sought after for unconventional approach to golf fitness that includes the "Triangle of Performance"- assessing the physical. nutritional and hormonal aspect of performance training. This unique approach with her background in hormone optimization redefines what her definition for golf performance truly is.

Ali has presented on Golf Fitness & Performance Training for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Metropolitan PGA, and various golf clubs around the country.

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Ali Gilbert’s Background

Ali’s clientele includes PGA Tour players, celebrities, politicians, teaching professionals as well as recreational and competitive amateurs of all levels.
Ali holds a B.S. in exercise science from Springfield College, is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Level 3 Fitness Professional and Juniors Coach, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, FMS Certified Level II, Precision Nutrition coach, specializes in various manual Neuromuscular Reactivation Techniques, and is certified in Golf Biomechanics by K-Motion.
She also serves on the Sports Performance University’s Advisory Board which has been chosen by the Olympic Council of Asia to develop their instructor’s golf performance training protocols.

Highlights from this Episode

Why men tend to have lower testosterone these days than in previous decades. We talk about why testosterone is important for men, and a few indicators that could mean someone has low testosterone.
The effect that stress has on depletion of energy and testosterone, and what you can do to minimize it.
How walking and low intensity cardio can be highly beneficial to reducing stress and keeping your body in check. High intensity is not always better.
The effect of plastics, alcohol and other everyday items that can reduce testosterone and overall performance. We also talk about a few foods and supplements you can eat to increase
Specific exercises everyone should be doing at the gym, and the importance of lifting heavy.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
 My mom, at Aviara
What are you most excited about moving forward?
To deliver the message that it’s ok for men to talk about testosterone, and what they can do to improve their testosterone levels and wellness in general.
Where to find Ali Gilbert:
Website: http://greenwichdxsportslabs.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aligfit

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AliGfit9

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/golferswholift_by_ali_g/
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114: Are you still Icing? with Gary Reinl the “Anti-Iceman”  

I am very excited to announce our guest today, Gary Reinl.  Gary is affectionately known as the "Anti-Iceman" based on his years of combing through the research of cryotherapy to ultimately figure out that this "tried and true" modality just may be an "illusionary" treatment after all!

Gary has spent nearly forty years in the sports-medicine field, with diverse experiences ranging from training professional athletes, developing rehabilitation programs for injured workers, to pioneering the field of strength-building for women during the pregnancy year..Additionally, his ground-breaking senior strength-building protocol has now been implemented in more than 1,000 senior living facilities.

Gary has authored three books, including Iced: The Illusionary Treatment Option, Making Mama Fit and the 2007 "fat loss" book Get Stronger, Feel Younger.

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Gary Reinl’s Background

Gary has trained thousands of therapists, physicians, allied health professionals and athletes on the topics of strength-building and electronic muscle stimulation.
His work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets nationwide and he has co-authored two books and many related documents and articles.
The "Sports Medicine for 95-year-olds" program that Gary designed has been implemented into more than 1000 senior living facilities nationwide.

Highlights from this Episode

Active recovery and why it is more effective than just resting.
How Gary came to learn that icing is ineffective for recovery, after studying many elite athletes from the MLB, NFL, MLS, NBA and more.
Why the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevate) protocol came into existence, and how it was completely misinterpreted by the medical profession.
What actually happens within your body when you injure yourself. Inflammation, repair, remodel. We then get into reasons why ice is ineffective at helping your body react to the injury in that it prevents inflammation from happening.
How compression is also counter-intuitive to healing, by stopping the flow of fluid to and from the affected area.
How ice can seem to be helping, because it is numbing the pain. However, this is just delaying the healing process and creating the impression that things are getting better.
What you should do after an injury instead of icing. The key is to move around so the ‘cleanup crew’ (details in the show) can move freely around the injured area.

Below is the video that started it all!  Here is Gary with Dr. Kelly Starrett on the MobilityWOD

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Arnold Palmer
Why you do what you do?
Because icing can stop athletes from reaching their full potential and realizing their dreams. I want to stop that from happening.
Where to find Glen Reinl:
Website: http://garyreinl.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAntiIceMan/
Other Links from the show:
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113: Functional Range: If you don’t use it, you lose it! with Pam Owens  

This week we have a very special guest on the show, Pam Owens. Pam has more than twenty-four years of fitness experience with a specialization in golf-specific fitness training since 2007. She is passionate about powering up others to find their best in health and fitness.  She employs simple, historically-successful, and scientifically based programs. Her nutrition and fitness coaching is results-based and constantly evolves to incorporate the best tools and methods available to help you reach your destination.

Pam’s mission is to work as a team alongside golf instructors and medical professionals to achieve success for golfers. Using sound scientific research and over 20 years of experience, her customized training programs maximize power and decrease risk of injury to enable a sustained high level of play for many years.

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Pam Owens’ Background

Pam is the first Level-3 Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Fitness Professional in Texas.
Pam is an industry leader in results-based training, designing fitness programs and nutrition coaching for golfers.
Pam conducts group fitness classes and stretching clinics, gives educational presentations, is a frequent radio guest, and writes for golf publications with more than 70 articles published since 2007.
Pam is the Fitness Director at Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston, TX.
Pam joined Black Hawk Country Club to develop the fitness and golf fitness program before moving into the role of Director of Golf Fitness for the other local Escalante Golf golf properties, Golf Club of Houston, Shadow Hawk and BlackHorse Golf Clubs.

Highlights from this Episode

Pam’s take on functional range conditioning, and specifically KINSTRETCH™– a class based teaching model of FRC™. We get into how this methodology has improved Pam’s fitness and mindset, and the results she sees with her clients.
We discuss Pam's experience as a Precision Nutrition coach and what action steps she would suggest for someone struggling with food and or weight issues.
A few of the first things that Pam addresses with a client when she starts working with them.
The importance of controlled articulated rotations (CARs), and doing them on a regular (daily) basis. We talk about different exercises you can do, why they are so important, and the effect they will have on fitness and performance.
The difference between passive and active stretching, the pros and cons of each, and what purposes to use them for. We discuss a great method, via FRC, to lengthen hamstrings with a simple exercise.

 

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?

Happy Gilmore

Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?

My grandfather, at a public course in Beaumont

What are you excited about in the near future?

Focusing on online training, to help the greatest amount of people get lasting results.

Where to find Pam Owens:

Website: http://www.pamowensfitness.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pamowensfitness/

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112: Blood Testing: Measure, Don’t Guess with Dr. Steven Murphy  

I am very excited to announce our guest today, Dr. Steven Murphy. Dr. Murphy is the Medical Director of the Greenwich DX Sports Labs as well as Managing Partner and President of the Diagnostic & Medical Specialists of Greenwich.  He is an avid researcher in human genetics and is well versed in anti-aging medicine, obesity, metabolism, and hormone optimization.

At Greenwich DX Sports Labs, Dr. Murphy's partners include 2 of our previous featured guests, Ali Gilbert and Michael Manavian.  This dynamic has created a unique line of communication between all aspects of fitness, biomechanics, golf instruction and medical treatment, that is rarely seen at any level.  It is precisely this combination that creates the success they have seen in optimizing results for their clients/athletes.

Historically, standard medical tests have provided minimal answers for patients.  For athletes, and those looking to increase their longevity, the need for more thorough and precise data is imperative. Dr. Steven Murphy and his team provide their clients with extensive data that comes from advanced DNA and hormonal tests. These tests will empower you to monitor your performance and take the appropriate care for your longevity.

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Dr. Steven Murphy’s Background

Murphy is a Yale trained, Board Certified Internist and bariatrician as well as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Cell Biology & Anatomy at the New York Medical College.
He sits on the research informed cohort oversight board of Cornell’s Personalized Medicine Collaborative and Pharmacogenomics Advisory Group.
Murphy completed his internship in Medical Genetics and Pediatrics at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
He served as the Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Greenwich Hospital/Yale School of Medicine.
Murphy has also served as the Clinical Fellow in Medical Genetics at Yale School of Medicine, leaving early to start his Personalized Primary Care and Weight Loss medicine practices.

Highlights from this Episode

How Dr. Murphy and his team came to the realization that many standard medical tests lack a lot of insight into an athlete’s well-being and performance capabilities.
The tests that Dr. Murphy recommends people and athlete’s take when they go to their doctor, outside of the standard tests. Tests to do with hormonal levels, vitamin-D levels, and micro nutrients to name a few.
The importance of cholesterol, and how the data is often misread.
My test results – where I’m looking good, and where I could improve.
A detailed explanation of insulin resistance, and why it is so important for cardio vascular health.
Why testosterone is such an important part of good health, and ways to increase your testosterone levels.
Walnuts, chia seeds, and other foods you should be eating on a regular basis. Just four walnuts a day can make a significant difference to your health, improve your body shape, and increase sperm levels.
Vitamin D and its effect on a wide range of bodily functions and hormones, and how to select the proper supplementation.
The biggest misconceptions in health, and the most important tests you can take to measure your health in general.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with? 
Arnold Palmer at the Black Course (Beth Page)
What are you excited about in the near future?
 Scaling up and delivering our message all across the US
Where to find Dr. Steven Murphy:
Website: http://greenwichdxsportslabs.com/
Other links mentioned:
008: Golfers Who Lift with Ali Gilbert

017: Hormones, Bodybuilding and Golf Instruction with Michael Manavian
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111: Inspiring change through passion, innovation, and movement with Brandon Harris & Greg McLean of PFS  

Today I am pleased to announce our guests, Brandon Harris and Greg McLean from Premier Fitness Systems (PFS). Brandon and Greg have over 20 years of combined experience helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. PFS was built on the dream of creating a place to empower people to achieve a healthier way of life.

They believe in putting energy into every workout, having passion for people, and delivering results. Brandon and Greg are committed to being the best in the fitness industry by ensuring clients they are in a process of continual learning.

Brandon and Greg pride themselves with helping people, and have been able to integrate community based events and non-profit support into the Premier Fitness Systems network.

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Brandon Harris’ Background

Brandon’s philosophy is that exercise and fitness should be viewed as preventive medicine.
In high school he was a three-sport athlete and received a scholar athlete award in football.
Later, he attended Arizona State University on an academic scholarship and received his degree in Kinesiology in 2004.
When he was a junior in college, he started Personal Training and has since turned this into his career.

Greg McLean’s Background

Greg originally had the goal of being an electrical engineer.
Halfway through college, he decided to change his major to Exercise Science.
Greg worked in the fire department for a while, and began coursework in Fire Science.
He loved how exercise transformed his body and enhanced his self-confidence, so eventually decided to make it his career.

Highlights from this Episode

The PFS philosophy on movement training and how advantageous it is. Brandon uses the example of a gymnast’s strength and movement transferring well to other skills (e.g. bench press), whereas a body builder’s probably won’t.
How Brandon overcame back pain, by focusing on quality strength, fitness, movement and training.
Why breathing is one of the most important things an athlete can do. It allows the central nervous system to enter a more optimal mode for training and performance.
The daily exercises they have clients perform to make sure the most important movements are practiced often and properly. This differs from person to person, depending on how they move and train.
The guys' philosophy on training barefoot, and how it improves performance and helps the central nervous system. The connection with the ground is beneficial to tension control, creating proper movement patterns and can overcome a reliance on orthotics.
How Brandon and Greg tailor and customize their program, and evaluate clients over Skype, via online video, and in person at the gym.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Brandon: Happy Gilmore

Greg: Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Brandon: Tiger Woods (in his prime)

Greg: His grandfather at Torrey Pines
What are you excited about in the near future?
Bringing yoga into the fold, and building the team at PFS.
Where to find Premier Fitness Systems (PFS):
Website: premierfitnesssystems.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/premierfitnesss1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pfsfitness/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PFSFITNESS/

 

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110: Danger lies in the Extreme with Liam Hennessy  

This week I am very excited to announce our guest, Liam Hennessy. Liam is one of the legends in the world of strength, conditioning, and golf fitness.  He works as a sports performance scientist and consultant, and has worked with some of the greatest athletes in the world, from many sports, including Padraig Harrington.

The treatment protocol Liam uses to relieve pain and restore function is based heavily on the osteopathic philosophy that the body functions as an integrated unit. By evaluating and treating dysfunction within the musculoskeletal, myofascial and nervous systems.

In this episode, Liam shares some of his incredible stories on his journey, including his early days pole vaulting for Ireland to some of the adventures he's had while working with Padraig.  It is these experiences and "experiments" that have helped him discover and develop his work with his clients.  Always searching for new ways to learn and find out what works best, Liam is a constant student and teacher.  And while some of these stories venture in the "extremes," Liam cautions that often, we jump in too quickly and want results so fast that we forget about the fact that performance is a process that can't be rushed.

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Liam Hennessy’s Background

Liam developed an interest in sport and particularly athletics from his teenage years, where he competed at middle distance track and cross-country for Clonliffe Harriers Athletic Club in Santry, Dublin.
Liam also attended college in North Carolina, on an athletic scholarship and won U.S. national team honors at cross-country whilst there.
He has worked with people from all backgrounds from elite athletes competing at European and World Championships to those suffering from difficult conditions and chronic pain.

Highlights from this Episode

Liam’s background growing up in Ireland, and how he went from Irish hurling, to pole vaulting, to sports performance science, and eventually into golf.
Liam’s take on plyometrics and heavy lifting to prime yourself for strong performance.
How he came to work with some of the top athletes in the world as a performance consultant.
Why golf is the most explosive and dynamic game from a performance perspective.
The biggest mistakes golfers make on a regular basis.
Liam’s views on recovery, and why nothing is as important as sleeping well.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?

Happy Gilmore

Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?

Christy O’Connor Jnr.

What are you excited about in your near future?

How we can use technology and science to help us in sports performance, and how to simplify the process.

Where to Find Liam Hennessy:

Website: http://www.liamhennessy.ie/

Setanta College: https://www.setantacollege.com/usa/

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109: Peeling the Layers of Painless Golf with Jessika Shelton  

This week I am joined by yoga instructor, personal trainer, lifestyle coach and golfer, Jessika Shelton. Jess helps golfers focus on eliminating their pain and increasing their health to create an amazing life while they build their golf game.

Jess was an active athlete in school playing softball, swim, track, cheer, and water polo. Looking for a change in scenery, she became certified in Yoga in 2011. Jess’ love of teaching lead her to more certifications in Pilates, Personal Training, and now being TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified.

Jess’ mission is to use the skills she has learned in yoga, health and lifestyle to improve her student’s golf games, and lead them to a better life.

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Jessika Shelton’s Background

Jess was an active athlete in school playing softball, swim, track, cheer, and water polo.
Jess is now certified in yoga, personal training, pilates and TPI.
She studied nursing in college and worked at a hospital as a phlebotomist
Jess works with leading professionals for their best tips, tactics, and advice from their successes and failures.

Highlights from this Episode

The biggest health and injury issues people come to Jess for, and how she fixes them.
How changes in lifestyle can affect your golf game, and what things you can do to improve it.
Finding your ‘why’.
Using yoga to help with your golf, and what you should know before going in to the class.
Bringing mental awareness to golf related aches and pains through yoga.
A few simple exercises anyone can do to increase their mindfulness in general.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore
If you could spend a day on the course with one person in the world (past or present), who would it be, why, and what course would you play?
Gary Player; Torrey Pines San Diego, CA

Paige Spiraniac; Cypress Point, Pebble Beach, CA
What has you most excited for this coming year/ what is your mission
New Video Product made by golfer's and for golf guys who've ever dealt with pain, fat gain and mobility issues.
Last piece of advice?
Find your Why? And Don't let Pain KILL your Golf Game!
Where to Find Jessika Shelton:
Website: painlessgolfing.com

Instagram: jess.painlessgolfing

Twitter: @painlessgolfing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/painlessgolfing/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcO_HkdjBvaxooE3nWspUvQ

 

Other Links Mentioned

Painlessgolfing.com/18strong

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