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  • 140: Nutrition: You don’t have to like it. Just do it. – Tony Soaib

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Tony Soaib. Tony is one of the smartest people I know, and one of the leading experts on sports and body composition nutrition. I personally have learned a large majority of what I know about strength, conditioning, and nutrition from Tony and he remains to this day a constant source of inspiration and information. Tony has the uncanny ability to be able to read something once and retain the information. He is also a great communicator and straight shooter. You may not have heard Tony’s name around, only because he is one of the most modest, low-key people around, despite his impressive background and knowledge. This episode is packed full of valuable information – get your notepad out! Tony Soaib’s Background Tony is a strength coach and nutrition specialist in St. Louis, MO, who has worked with major league athletes mainly across hockey and baseball. He played college Baseball before he started his consulting and coaching career He has presented at national conferences and written for major publications. Highlights from this Episode Tony’s thoughts on what good nutrition is (see his 4-Step Process below). The first step is to just start doing the things you already know are good to do – eat fruit, vegetables, lean protein etc. Everyone knows they need to do this, but not everyone does it. There are a ton of different diets out there, and a lot of them do have merit. Whether it’s paleo, low carb, high fat etc., the important thing is to stick with one, and don’t incorporate elements from a combination of diets. Tony has a simple 4-step framework that anyone can apply to their diet to live more healthily. We talk about each step in depth, and how to apply them differently given your goals (performance, maintenance, weight loss etc.) An easy calculation people can do to know how much they should be eating to lose, maintain, or gain weight. We also discuss the ideal ratios between macro nutrients – protein, fat, and carbs. Tony believes that most ‘mainstream’ diets will work if you actually follow them to a tee. If you follow one for a few months and you don’t see results, then it might make sense to adjust. But only trying a diet for 2-3 weeks probably won’t yield the results you’re looking for. How much food a golfer actually needs to get around the course. Golf probably won’t bump up your calorie needs too much throughout the day, so don’t overcompensate with too much food. Tony's 4-Step Process The following is the exact text from the Facebook post referenced in the podcast: I use a four step process when helping clients with nutrition. Step 1: types of food Proteins – chicken, fish, beef, turkey, eggs, whey Fats – nuts, seeds, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado Carbs – fruits, vegetables, oatmeal, rice, sweet potatoes Once a client complies with this list for 90%+ of their feedings I move on to step 2. Step 2: how much food There are a number of formulas for determining caloric intake factoring in age, gender, activity level, and so on. The vast majority of people overestimate calorie needs. An easy starting point for calories per day: Fat Loss – Body Weight X 10-12 Maintenance – Body Weight X 13-15 Muscle Gain – Body Weight X 16+ So a 200-pound man looking to maintain his body weight would eat 2600-3000 calories per day. These calculations will work for most people most of the time. There are exceptions like competitive athletes performing a high volume of work, or those looking to get to extremely low levels of body fat. Step 3: macronutrient ratios A baseline that will work in most cases is 1/3 of calories from fat, 1/3 from protein, 1/3 carbs. Adjust from there depending on the following: Is your goal to gain muscle?

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  • 139: Fitness Shouldn’t Be So Complicated!

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Recently, I asked myself a few pretty important questions, like . . . "What is the point of all of this?" "Why does the 18STRONG Podcast even exist?" "Why do you listen in every week?" "Is it simply to chat with interesting people in the world of golf and golf fitness? or is there more to it than that?" The answer was pretty clear that it's not simply about having conversations and putting out random content.  The mission is bigger than that.  The intent is to help.  To simplify.  And ultimately provide you with clear cut ways to get in better shape (physically and mentally) to play better golf.  That's it. With that mission in mind, I realized that sometimes this whole golf fitness thing can get pretty confusing and if you aren't in the industry of fitness, you might feel like your drifting in the ocean without a life ring. So the purpose of this episode is to simply give you a few anchors that you can cling to so you don't get lost in the sea of information out there. Highlights: 3 Big Golf Fitness Mistakes to Avoid Stop being so serious: Odds are you aren’t going to get a sponsors exemption into the next PGA tournament. While you should be doing some specific things to help your golf game in your fitness program, let’s get real, what you really need to do is get in better shape lose a few pounds be able to move better not get tired at the end of a round and not hurt yourself Stop trying to make everything about golf. Get your body better and your game will change drastically Lack of Consistency over long periods of time. Slow and steady wins the race It's not always about how hard you work out or how tired you are after one training session, it's about small wins and gains over time. Just going through the motions. You have to actually push yourself and mix it up on a regular basis In order to create change, you have to have focus on what you are trying to accomplish. Doing an exercise without actually paying attention to the how you are generating the force/tension, or without consciously trying to improve leaves a lot of potential on the table. 5 Simple Components to Your Golf Fitness Program Movement: Completely underutilized. The philosophy is simple. Use it or lose it. (we expect to go out and play golf without ever putting our body in positions that are needed). A load greater than your tissue can handle causes injury Need to move our joints every day: especially Neck Shoulders Trunk Hips Ankles Before throwing a bunch of weight on an exercise, we need to know that you can move through the motion without bad form Resistance: You need to challenge yourself in some way Weights or a position/movement that you can’t get into Typically we think of this as using weights to strengthen our muscles, but sometimes this can be doing those super hard postural exercises and working into new ranges of motion (sometimes these are even harder than the weighted exercises) Intensity (HIIT) Specifically, I’m talking about doing some sort of high intensity interval training I like because its quick and effective. It tests your cardio, which helps with your endurance and is also a very effective way to burn fat, which is one of the biggest goals that most people are looking for these days in a fitness program (whther it’s golf related or not) Mentally and physically challenging (pushes you to your limits and tests your mental/physical will) which I think we all need to do on occasion )I stopped doing this for a while and forgot how effective and rewarding it can be Speed Without doing something in your traininig that works on speed,

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  • 138: Fulfilling the Golfer’s Need for Speed with SuperSpeed Golf

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Today I am very excited to announce our guests, Kyle and Mike from SuperSpeed Golf. We first had them on the show for episode 64 to talk about the benefits of "overspeed training," and to this day that is still the #1 downloaded episode on the 18Strong Podcast! For those who don’t know, SuperSpeed Golf is a golf training system aimed at improving the speed and efficiency of a player’s swing. The method is scientifically proven and tested and is one of the most widely used training methods for golfers across all skill levels. SuperSpeed works with many of the best players in the world and amateurs of all skill levels. They offer many services including comprehensive on-going coaching, personalized game assessment and program development, distance learning, corporate experiences, and many more customizable programs. They have also appeared for speaking opportunities at many conferences, seminars, and events. This is a super valuable episode with a lot of actionable takeaways. Make sure you stick around until the end, as the guys have some cool gifts for you guys. Michael Napoleon’s Background Inspired by the belief that all golfers can achieve more enjoyment from the game by enhancing their performance, Michael is in constant search for the newest and best ways to help golfers improve. SuperSpeed Golf has come into existence out of many years of coaching expertise and looking for simple ways to help golfers increase power in the golf swing. Michael continues to coach in the Chicago area and across the US with his team at Catalyst Golf Performance. Kyle Shay’s Background Kyle grew up playing golf since a very early age. Inspired by his father’s passion for the game, he would tag along to the shag range to hit balls with him. This passion developed into playing competitive golf through college and then into a career of fitness and rehab coaching with an emphasis on golf-specific conditioning. Kyle currently runs the Catalyst Golf Performance Health and Fitness division along with running his own health coaching business. You will find Kyle all over the country running SuperSpeed demos, working with his professional players and answering the SuperSpeed calls and emails. Highlights from this Episode We go through what the SuperSpeed system looks like, and what are the steps and tools required to implement. We also talk about some of the science behind the SSG system, and how the guys came to put everything together. Some of the biggest concerns and struggles that golfer’s experience as they get older. A lot of them tend to lose club head speed, and the SSG system is able to get some of that back, almost immediately. The guys also lay out a framework to ensure players don’t injure themselves when using their system. What it is about the SuperSpeed system that allows for such fast results in improving their club head speed. We talk about the actual physiological events in the body that are changed by implementing the system. We talk about a few alternative methods and tools people can use to improve clubhead speed if they don’t use the SuperSpeed system. How to implement the system as part of your training schedule. When to implement, how often etc. We also talk about how to think about fatigue and rest when using the system. A promotion that SuperSpeed has for the 18Strong listeners – stick around to the end to get the details! What would be your "walk-up song" to the tee?  Kyle: Survivor – Eye of the Tiger Mike: Heavy Metal of some kind Where to find SuperSpeed Golf: Website: https://superspeedgolf.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/superspeedgolf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/superspeedgolf/ Instagram: @SuperSpeedGolf   **Contest** There are 2 ways to enter into the contest (see below for prizes):

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  • 137: Finding a Fitness Plan that Works for You with Andrew Hannon

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Andrew Hannon. Andrew is a personal trainer and fitness professional and golf fitness instructor with Premier Fitness Systems. Andrew is a huge proponent of golf fitness and performance and believes that the general public can benefit from the techniques and concepts of golf fitness training through mobility, flexibility, and dynamic movement, while still combining traditional strength and athletic movements. Andrew’s view on health and fitness is not necessarily about looking ripped or toned year round with high-intensity workouts, but about a lifestyle change through active habits, maintainable nutritional choices, and a healthy mindset of self-worth. Andrew loves working with all types of people and enjoys creating valuable interpersonal relationships that can help clients exceed their goals. He enjoys learning about his clients to ensure a fun, motivational and fulfilling workout. Andrew Hannon’s Background Andrew started as an athlete in a small town in Kansas where he participated in three sports in high school. His sports career continued at Baker University where he played baseball and basketball. During that time Andrew began to find his true passion for fitness and performance. While majoring in Exercise Science his knowledge on fitness and health continued to grow. Andrew is a TPI certified trainer and works with golfers of all levels from amateur, recreational, professional, as well as other individuals simply looking to move better and get stronger. Highlights from this Episode Andrew shares his background growing up as a baseball and basketball player ans how he ended up getting into the fitness business, eventually making his way to Arizona to specialize working with golfers. We talk about some of the bigger pieces a golfer needs to pay attention to when thinking about golf fitness and mobility. Andrew looks at three main things whenever he starts consulting with a new client: how well they hinge, their pelvis, and what they do with their feet. How to get clients to ‘buy in’ to working on certain movements that are really important to work on, but may not be quite as exciting as jumping right into lifting heavy weights. Why people have such a resistance to warming up properly when they get to the range or course. Andrew sees so many golfers who have injured themselves, and it can largely be prevented with a decent warm up. We talk about a few simple exercises that anyone can do before they start swinging a club. To see some of Andrew's warm-up videos, go to his Instagram feed. We talk about Andrew’s three main pillars of health and fitness, and how everyone can apply them to live a better life. They are: create active habits maintainable nutritional choices a healthy mindset of self-worth. We discuss the importance of finding something that interests you and that specifically addresses what you want, need, will adhere to in order to become your best self and enjoy the process of getting better! Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore? Happy Gilmore What would be your walk up song to the tee?  Nelly – Country Grammar Who would you like to spend a day on the course with, and where? Jackie Robinson at Eagle Bend in Lawrence, Kansas What has you most excited moving forward into 2017? We just had our first golf performance workshop at PFS, and it was really successful. I’m looking forward to doing more of them, and learning more as I go. Where to find Andrew Hannon: Website: http://premierfitnesssystems.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Physique_Golfer Instagram: @Ando_pfs Other links from this episode: Episode 111: Inspiring change through passion, innovation, and movement with Brandon Harris & Greg McLean of PFS

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  • 136: Teaching the Art of the Short Game with Stan Utley

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Today I am very excited to announce our guest; Stan Utley. Stan is a professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He is renowned for having one of the best short games in the game of golf. He holds the PGA Tour record for fewest putts in nine holes, with six at the 2002 Air Canada Championship. As his touring career was winding down, Utley began to take advantage of his reputation as one of the best chippers and putters in the game. He began a transition into teaching and writing with a focus on his specialty - the short game. Utley has now risen to prominence as one of the best instructors in golf, with Golf Digest naming him one of America's 50 greatest teachers. Stan Utley’s Background Utley was born and raised in Thayer, a small town in southern Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri where he was a member of the golf team, a three-time all-Big Eight selection, and two-time All-American. He turned professional in 1984 and joined the PGA Tour in 1989. Utley's sole PGA Tour victory came in 1989 at the Chattanooga Classic. He lost his PGA Tour card in 1992 and decided to play on the Nike Tour (now known as the Nationwide Tour). Stan soon began to focus more on teaching other golfers and professionals.  He quickly became one of the most prominent and sought after short game coaches in all of golf. Highlights from this Episode We go into Stan’s background growing up in southern Missouri, and how he originally got into the game of golf. He originally wanted to be a basketballer, and we get into what made him ultimately decide to focus on golf instead. Stan is now a full-time teacher, and we talk about how he made the transition from professional golfer to professional teacher. There was a clear moment when Stan realized that he wanted to be a teacher and that he would excel at it. Stan goes into some of the most common mistakes that people make when they practice their short game. In Stan’s view, it is all about getting the optimal timing between the handle speed and the head of the club speed. A few tips and drills that Stan recommends for people to improve their short game. Stan also mentions a few players on the tour who are doing it well, and who other golfers should emulate. We talk about the training aid, the‘Orange Whip’. Stan gives his thoughts on why it works, and how it can be used for golfers to improve their game. Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?  Happy Gilmore What would be your "walk-up song "to the tee? Billy Joel – River of Dreams Who would you like to spend a day on the course with, and where? My son Jake, at Pebble Beach What has you most excited moving forward into 2017? Every time I help one of my students get better quicker, it’s a rush. I look forward to doing more of that. Where to find Stan Utley Website: https://stanutley.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/stanutley Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StanUtley/ Episode Sponsor: PGA Tour Mobile App: Find the version you need HERE! (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Blackberry) SuperSpeed Golf: SuperSpeedGolf.com 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 Facebook Page       Twitter Profile       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 ...

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  • 135: One of Golf’s Oldest Stories on the Big Screen with Jason Connery

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Jason Connery. Jason is the director of the golf film, Tommy’s Honour – a 2016 historical drama film depicting the lives and careers of the pioneering Scottish golfing champions Old Tom Morris and his son Young Tommy Morris. Jason Connery has appeared in over 30 films, television movies and series, since his breakthrough role as "Robin Hood" in the UK television series Robin Hood in 1985. He is the son of Sean Connery, and a big fan of the game of golf. Jason Connery’s Background Jason grew up in London and Scotland. He received a half-scholarship for swimming and held the under-16 freestyle record for the south of England. Jason's interest in acting developed while studying at the Gordonstoun School for Boys in the north of Scotland. He credits his mother and father for his drive and his ability to survive and persevere in an unpredictable business. After achieving success as an actor for two decades, Connery is working behind the cameras with his recently formed production company, "Unconditional Entertainment". Highlights from this Episode We talk about what drew Jason to making the film about Tom Morris. He originally knew a little about the Morris’, but didn’t know the full extent of the story. Over the course of a year he came to learn a lot about the two and their passion for the game of golf. Jason is very passionate about film and golf, so the making of this film seemed like a logical step. We also get into some of the challenges that come with making films, and in particular this film. He was repeatedly told that ‘golf’ films had great difficulty in being successful, and had to overcome a lot of negative perceptions of the script. How Jason and the crew navigated the weather, being that they filmed in Scotland which is notorious for bad weather. They were incredibly lucky and only had one morning of filming where it was raining. We talk about the background of old Tom and young Tommy Morris, and the impact they had on the game of golf. Jason still enjoys getting out and playing a round of golf, and we discuss how his golf game is and where he likes to play. Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore? Caddy Shack What would be your "walk-up song" to the tee? I’d prefer complete silence! Who would you like to spend a day on the course with, and where?  Old Tom and Young Tommy Morris at St. Andrews (Big surprise there ;-) ) Where to find Jason Connery and “Tommy’s Honour”: Website: http://www.tommyshonour.com/   Episode Sponsors: PGA Tour Mobile App: Find the version you need HERE! (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Blackberry) RAD Roller: RADroller.com 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 Facebook Page       Twitter Profile       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!! The post 135: One of Golf’s Oldest Stories on the Big Screen with Jason Connery appeared first on 18STRONG.com.

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  • 134: Let’s Do This! with Michael Breed

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Michael Breed.  Michael is one of the biggest personalities in the world of golf today!  Between his primetime show on the Golf Channel (The Golf Fix), and his Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio show (A New Breed of Golf), Michael is one of the most influential instructors in the world, helping millions of people with their game. Being that this is Masters week, I asked Michael to share some of his memories from his days as an Assitant Pro at Augusta National and his time working at the Masters Tournament.  Along with his stories, Michael shares some incredible advice on how he got to where he is and how others listening to the show can do the same with a few simple principles that he has employed over his lifetime in golf. Michael Breed’s Background In 2008, Breed became the host for The Golf Fix, an instructional television show aimed at fixing the common errors in both course management and swings from amateurs, which continues to be one of the most popular shows on the Golf Channel. Michael also hosts a radio show on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio called A New Breed of Golfers. In 2003, he was selected as a Top 100 Instructor in America by Golf Magazine. In 2011, he was voted one of the Top 50 Instructors in America by Golf Digest (now 13th on this list, and #1 in the state of New York.). In 2012, Michael was chosen as the PGA's National Teacher of the Year. He has also been a part of the broadcast team for Golf Channel's coverage of the Nationwide Tour and PGA Tour serving as an on course commentator, since 1999, and serves as the analyst for PGA.com in its coverage of the PGA Championship, PGA Professional National Championship, and the Ryder Cup. Michael teaches at the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Highlights from this Episode Michael’s background, and how he originally got started in the world of golf, and eventually teaching. We talk about the most influential people in Michael’s career, in regards to golf, teaching, media, and otherwise. Michael views every situation as a learning opportunity. Michael’s take on ‘thinking’ and how it plays into golf. He believes that Tiger Woods was one of the greatest golfers to ever live, because he thought well. A few of Michael’s favorite memories from working at the US Masters during tournament time. We talk about some of Michael’s favorites and long shots for the upcoming tournament at Augusta National. There are some common picks, and some outsiders who Michael thinks have a chance of doing well. How Michael handles criticism and negative feedback. Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore? Caddy Shack Who would you like to spend a day on the course with, and where? My father at Augusta National What would be your "walk-up song" to the tee? Bruce Springsteen – She’s the One Luther Vandros - She Loves Me Back What has you most excited moving into 2017? The fact that rounds of golf across the country are up 5%, and in the south, rounds are up 15%. People are playing more golf! Where to find Michael Breed: Website: https://michaelbreed.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelBreed Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelBreedGolf/ Episode Sponsor: SuperSpeed Golf   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!

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  • 133: Satisfying Your Golf Craving in Minutes with Andy Johnson

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Andy Johnson. Andy is the founder and editor of online golf blog, the Fried Egg. After playing competitively on the amateur circuit for years, he found himself working a 9-5 job. His time for golf and keeping up to date with golf news started disappearing quickly. Andy started the fried egg in December 2015 with the goal of creating an easier way for golf fans to stay up to date with the golf world. The newsletter, sent every Monday, Wednesday and Friday is designed to give you all of the yolk and none of the shell leaving you feeling like a PGA Tour insider in just a couple of minutes. Andy Johnson Background Andy got into golf at the age of 10, after seeing Tiger Woods and Steve Scott play in the final of the US Amateur in 1996. From that day on, his Chicago summers were spent at the golf course. He caddied and worked at a few area country clubs and played countless rounds at a local course. Andy got good enough to play in high school and ended up playing a year of college golf. Andy worked for years in the Chicago tech world, which is how he first got involved with writing. He eventually combined his love for writing and golf in 2015 and started the Fried Egg. Highlights from this Episode How Andy writes – he doesn’t consider himself a ‘natural writer’, and needs to do certain things to get in the zone. We talk about all of the other things that are involved in writing, that need to happen to publish high quality content. Andy writes a lot about golf course design and architecture. We talk about what makes a great course, and some of his favorite courses. We talk about some resources and ways Andy has found to ‘think’ his way around the golf course, and thinking through what needs to be done in certain situations. Some of the coolest experiences Andy has had since starting the Fried Egg. He has made some great connections through writing, such as interviewing Tom Doak – one of the greatest golf course designers to ever live. Andy’s take on the Masters, who he is tipping to perform well, and who he thinks will win. Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore? Happy Gilmore What would be your "walk-up song" to the tee? The Allman Brothers – Blue Sky Who would you like to spend a day on the course with, and where? Ben Crenshaw at National Golf Links of America What has you most excited moving into 2017? The fact that Spring is in sight, and redoing our website with new, more in-depth content. Where to find Andy Johnson: Website: http://www.friedegg.co/ Twitter: @The_Fried_Egg Instagram: @Fried_Egg_Golf Episode Sponsor: RADroller.com 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!! The post 133: Satisfying Your Golf Craving in Minutes with Andy Johnson appeared first on 18STRONG.com.

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  • 132: To Be or Not to be “Golfish” with Scott Shepard

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Scott Shepard. Scott is the founder of Driven Golf Performance and Plane Performance Fitness-Wellness. Both companies are dedicated to Health and Performance Improvement through Customized Fitness and Rehabilitation Programs. There is a very big discussion going on in the world of golf and fitness these days about whether golfers should be lifting and training the way that guys like Rory and Jason Day are.  But amongst those in the "golf fitness" world, there is also a debate on whether that training should or shouldn't be "golfish" in nature. (Golfish = Looking like a golf movement). While many of the previous guests on the show lean much more to the "anti-golfish" camp, Scott brings a new perspective on the matter and shares his reasoning for including a little "golfishness" in his routines. Scott Shepard’s Background Scott is a Licensed Physical Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach with over 12 years of experience. Scott has a Masters’ Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Florida. He has also obtained advanced credentials such as becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Titleist Certified Golf Fitness Specialist. Scott is also a recognized leader in the field of sports injury management and his services have been sought out by many professional athletes from multiple sports. Scott is the health and fitness consultant for the Mike Bender Golf Academies. He is also the personal fitness and rehabilitation provider for several professional and top level amateur-collegiate athletes in the Central Florida area. He has been a featured speaker on Rehabilitation and Golf Performance Training several times including the Titleist World Golf Fitness Summit 2011, APTA Sports Physical Therapy Team Conference 2009, Florida Physical Therapy Annual Conference, and the PGA Show 2014. Highlights from this Episode How Scott overcame the resistance of starting a golf fitness program. At first, a lot of golf pros disagreed with Scott’s training methods. Now, that same methodology is commonplace in the sport. How Scott made the transition from being more of a rehab and injury prevention trainer to an optimal performance and fitness/strength trainer. The meaning and origin of the term “golfish”. Scott and I have our own thoughts on how this applies to fitness training and golf, and when it is appropriate to incorporate into your training. Isolated golf fitness vs integrated golf fitness. Scott explains what he calls "positional mobility" and why it's important to be strong and mobile in "game-like" positions. The difference between training pros and training everyday golfers. Scott gets into the main differences between the two, and how he would approach training each. Pros tend to have high levels of integration, and great swings, but often times have been training with patterns that are terrible for their body. This tends to differ from the everyday golfer who isn’t focusing as much on golf specific movements. Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore? Caddy Shack What would be your "walk-up song?"  LL Cool J – Momma Said Knock You Out Who would you like to spend a day on the course with, and where? My wife at Augusta Parting advice? Don’t be afraid to be ‘golfish’, and don’t be too "isolational" (working only on strength, mobility etc. with your training). Where to find Scott Shepard: Website: http://www.planeperformance.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/planeperform Instagram: @planeperform   Episode Sponsor: RADroller.com 18STRONG Resources Get a copy of Jeff’s Best-Selling Book: “The Golfer’s Guide to a Bogey Proof Workout”

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  • 131: The Golfer’s Guide to Soft Tissue Mobility with Kevin Hendry

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Kevin Hendry. Kevin is a partner and director of education at RAD Roller – a set of massage tools that provide controlled, acute point release, move waste materials out of your soft tissue and encourage proper spinal alignment. You will not find anyone more abreast of the research regarding topics such as mobility, myofascial release, pain and performance and this translates into RAD Roller’s innovative methods. When Kevin isn’t spending time changing the way self-myofascial release is performed in gyms, locker rooms, and rehab settings, he works as a strength coach and manual osteopath in Vancouver, Canada. Kevin Hendry’s Background Based in Vancouver, Canada, Kevin Hendry is the Director of Education for RAD Roller and the Director of Movement & Manual Therapy at Innovative Fitness. He is a Practicing Kinesiologist, Strength & Conditioning Coach and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Osteopathy. Kevin has a decade of experience coaching and he consults with BC Hockey League Players, NCAA Division 1 athletes, NHL hockey players, CFL football players, Canadian National Team athletes. His athletic background revolved around team sports growing up including baseball, basketball and soccer and he is a provincial champion in each. He is an avid traveler and has been to 30 countries on 6 continents. Highlights from this Episode How RAD Roller (a fascial release and massage tool) works, and how it can help golfers to move better. We discuss different techniques, like: Flushing Point Release Compress > Shear > Lengthen The importance placed on fascia and how it is potentially overstated these days. Fascia is one component of mobility and Kevin helps to deconstruct the elements and the importance of each. We talk about the specifics of who tools like RAD Roller are for, and how they can use them. There are important things to take into account before someone uses a tool like this, which we get into, but if used correctly can be a key component for increasing mobility. The big 3: Thorax Hips Ankles The ‘flushing’ technique, and how it can be applied using fascial release tool to help with circulation. Some of the different RAD Roller products, and how they can be used specifically for improving someone’s golf swing. Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?  Happy Gilmore What would be your "walk-up song" to the tee? Gettin’ It by Too $hort, or Walk by Pantera Who would you like to spend a day on the course with, and where? Elon Musk, with John Daly caddying, at Pebble Beach Parting advice? Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Where to find Kevin Hendry: RAD Roller: https://www.radroller.com/ RAD Roller Education: http://radroller.com/education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mobilitymaster/ Other links mentioned: Strolling Under the Skin (Dr. Jean Claude Giumberteau) RAD Roller Educational videos   Episode Sponsor: SuperSpeed Golf   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...

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  • 130: Simple Fundamentals for Success with Chris Finn

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Chris Finn. Chris is a licensed physical therapist and the founder of Par4Success, a premeir golf performance facility in Raliegh North Carolina.  Chris' passion for helping his athletes, clients, and just people, in general, is the driving force behind everything he does.  After struggling through a major medical event not too long ago, while building his new go   He is regarded as the premier Golf Fitness, Performance & Medical Expert in North Carolina. After struggling through a major medical event not too long ago, while building his new golf performance company, Chris has a new found outlook on his mission to not only help the golfer, but also other entrepreneurs like him self in the golf fitness world.   He is regarded as the premier Golf Fitness, Performance & Medical Expert in North Carolina. Given his background in developing performance programs for golfers of all ages, we dig into the real fundamentals of a great fitness/performance program for the different levels of golfers (juniors, high level amateurs, college players, pro's, and especially the "Bogey Proof Golfers" that listen to this show!) Chris Finn’s Background Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional Trained to perform Trigger Point Dry Needling in North Carolina In addition to his passion for golf, Chris’ first passion was basketball. While completing his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy, he was heavily involved in the strength and conditioning program for the basketball team. He also publishes new content on a regular basis for PT Strength Coach on the latest happenings in rehab and sports performance. Since starting Par4Success in 2011, Chris has and continues to work with Touring Professionals, elite level juniors & amateurs as well as weekend warriors. Highlights from this Episode We talk about how Chris recently had a near death experience related to a pre-existing heart condition, and how he came back from it. It’s completely changed the way he thinks about approaching fitness, and training young golfers. How young golfers are pushed far too hard in preparing for a professional career. Chris has seen first-hand the effect this can have on golfers, and aims to train them out of this habit, along with proper movement training. The exercises with the biggest bang for your buck in terms of improving your golf game: rotation in your hips, thoracic spine, shoulders, and neck. If you fail at any of those four, forget everything else until you improve rotation in those areas. How someone who is time poor (married, kids etc.) can most effectively use their time to boost their fitness and golf game. The problem of social media proliferating complex and sometimes dangerous movements, such as box jumps etc. These exercises can be great, but only after basic movement and rotation has been mastered. Chris’ Facebook group that is designed to help medical and fitness professionals to improve their businesses, and create a community about best practices and give feedback to one another. Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?  Caddy Shack Who would you choose to spend a day on the course with, and where? My grand father at Augusta What is your biggest goal for Par4Success in 2017? Continuing to get better at our systems of training, and improving the results of our members. Where to find Chris Finn: Website: http://par4success.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/par4success/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/par4success/ Want a Custom Program From Chris? If you're looking to have a custom designed program designed by Chris and the team at Par4Success, can!  And you don't have to be local.  With their new mobile system,

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  • 129: Inside the Ropes with Webb Simpson

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Today I am very excited to announce our guest, PGATour golfer and Major Champion, Webb Simpson.  Webb is most known for his 2012 US Open win at the Olympic Club (as well as his post-round interview that was infiltrated by the "Birdman!"). Webb has had an incredible career to date with 4 wins, 6 finishes for 2nd place and 47 "top 10" finishes as of this interview with his most recent being the loss in a playoff at the 2017 Waste Management Open to returning winner, Hideki Matsuyama. In this interview, we pretty much chat about everything under the sun including Webb's schedule on tournament days from start to finish, his fitness routine and what he recently did this year to shed some weight, his experience winning a major and how it affected him as a golfer, and much more. . . Webb Simpson’s Background As an amateur, Webb was a member of the United States' victorious 2007 Walker Cup and 2007 Palmer Cup teams. In college, Simpson played on the Wake Forest University golf team on the Arnold Palmer scholarship. After turning professional, Simpson played on the Nationwide Tour where he finished in second place twice. In 2011, Simpson had his first two victories on the PGA Tour, which came at the Wyndham Championship and at the FedEx Cup playoff event, the Deutsche Bank Championship. He went on to win the 2012 US Open and the Shriner's Hospitals for CHildren's Open in 2014 Highlights from this Episode Webb’s background and how he got into playing golf. How Webb balances golf with family life. Webb is a father of four, so needs to organize his time well. He takes the approach of making better use of his time and playing smarter, not harder. We talk about what a regular week looks like for Webb Simpson. How Webb knows exactly what he needs to work on from week to week. We discuss how he puts his schedule together and adapts it based on the areas that need improvement. How Webb has changed his fitness routine in the last few years. He had an ‘epiphany’ moment one day and decided that he needed to change his diet and exercise routine. We talk about the specific steps Webb took and how it affected his game. We talk about what an average day on the PGA Tour looks like. Webb tells the story of winning the US Open, and what that weekend looked like. Webb didn’t expect to play very well that tournament. We discuss the extra exposure, confidence, sponsorships etc. that all come into play when you win a major. We discuss the struggles and tough times Webb has faced during his career. At one point, Webb nearly lost his PGA Tour card. We talk about what Webb did to reset and come back from the slump to become a champion. Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore? Happy Gilmore What is your next big goal? To contend this year in the majors. What’s the biggest number of practice swings you’ve made on one hole? 14 – on the 17th hole at Tampa. Who would you choose to spend a day on the course with, and where? My wife at Augusta Any parting words of advice?  Whatever you’re doing, do it 100%. If you’re playing golf, play golf. If you’re with your family, be with your family. Compartmentalize your life to be completely focused on what you’re doing at the time. Where to find Webb Simpson: Twitter: @websimpson1 Instagram (Webb’s Wife, Dowd): @dowdkeithsimpson Episode Sponsor: RADroller.com 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

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  • 128: The incredible Power of Focus with Henry Boulton

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    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!! Episode Sponsor: SuperSpeedGolf.com   The post 128: The incredible Power of Focus with Henry Boulton appeared first on 18STRONG.com.

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  • 127: Creating Ownership of Your Golf Life Performance with Jordan Jeske

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    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: RADroller.com

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  • 126: How to Achieve Anything with a Lot of Hustle with Anthony Trucks

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    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

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  • 125: Successes, Struggles, and Lessons Learned on Tour

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    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...

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

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    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

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

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    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” Get your very own 18STRONG t-shirt

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

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    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 Show Sponsor: RADRoller.com The post 121: Jason Glass Hijacks the Podcast. The Reverse Interview! appeared first on 18STRONG.com.

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  • 122: How to Overcome Any Obstacle by Defining Your Personal Manifesto with Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    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

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