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.
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.