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Golfers Work Out Too!

05 Jun

Before this year, whenever I wanted to work out I would go to the CCRB, which was always super crowded. And then when I got there I would just do whatever exercise I felt like without a plan. That all changed this year.

Now I work out here… and this is only a third of it!

The golf teams here share strength and conditioning coaches with the basketball teams so this year when the athletic department built a brand new weight room and training facility for the basketball teams that became our brand new weight and training facility too! The new facility is state-of-the-art.

During the season we work out 2-3 times a week, but during the off-season we worked out 5 days a week (3 weight training days and 2 cardio days). We do all the same heavy lifting  exercises as the basketball team (bench press, squats, etc…) but we do a little more stretching and flexibility exercises. We have two strength and conditioning coaches who conduct our workouts and create our work-out plans.It was unbelievable how much stronger I was able to get this year with the help of a strength program and how much it helped my golf game. I was able to hit it a lot farther not just from the weight training but also because I’ve improved my flexibility.

A lot of times when we’re in there the basketball players will be working out too and it’s funny because a lot of them always ask us for tips to help their golf games.  In the weight room there’s Muscle Milk protein shakes, chocolate milk, Clif bars, Gatorade and fresh bagels. Obviously it’s mostly for the basketball team but we can have whatever we want when we go in there.

The team getting a “cardio” workout in on the practice basketball courts

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Posted by on June 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Golfers Work Out Too!

  1. SofiaB

    June 5, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    What kind of of stretches would you recommend to get ready for running or before a workout?

     
  2. simply1ofbillions

    June 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Wow – It’s pretty nice you get to share a good gym with the basketball team! I know what you mean about strength training & stretching supplementing your game; I only recently began strength training for skating and have noticed a huge difference in how strong and able I feel on the ice. Suddenly lifts and tricks that were difficult are easy!

     

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