Fitness Blog

2020 Golf Year in Review: 'Tis the Season to Give Thanks!

Team Joey D Golf Dec 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM
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To paraphrase Jim Nantz, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. And, generally, not in a good way. While we could go point-by-point through everything that was wrong with the past year, we'd rather take this holiday season to look back at all the things that went right in 2020. Here's a dozen things we're thankful for...

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Dustin Johnson's Golf Nutrition: Eat Like A Champion

Team Joey D Golf Dec 7, 2020 10:05:09 AM
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If you've read any of our blogs or eBooks or hung out with any of our coaches for more than 30 seconds, you're probably familiar with one of our primary philosophies: you can only swing the club as well as your body will allow you to. Usually, when we say this, we're referring to the bones, muscles, and nervous system that make up the human body. When they've been optimized to play the game of golf, they'll allow you to swing the club pretty efficiently.

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Golf Balance Drills: Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing

Team Joey D Golf Nov 30, 2020 10:39:40 AM
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People don't think enough about balance. Most folks assume that once, as toddlers, they're able to successfully stand on two feet and start to walk, they've mastered balance and don't have to think much about it from that point on. Unfortunately, balance is the least understood component of sports performance. And no sport will expose your inability to maintain your sense of balance more quickly or more profoundly than golf. That's the bad news. 

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3 Core Golf Exercises to Link Your Upper and Lower Body

Team Joey D Golf Nov 16, 2020 12:00:00 PM
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If you've been reading our blogs and eBooks for any length of time, you know that when it comes to training our players we take a Big Picture look at how the body factors into the golf swing. And it doesn't matter if that player just won $15 million and the FedEx Cup or if he just won $80 bucks and his weekly foursome. If you're looking to play your best, you have to train your entire body to be successful. But while a lot of players may do some quality upper-body training and lower-body training, many may be sabotaging their game by not focusing enough -- or correctly -- on the thing that ties the upper-body and lower-body together: the core.

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3 Shoulder Stretches for Golf to Improve Mobility and Flexibility

Team Joey D Golf Nov 9, 2020 10:33:05 AM
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In the fitness world, there’s a lot of emphasis on building strength through resistance training, whether you’re pumping iron or using your own bodyweight. There’s a good reason for that: increased strength comes from lifting increasingly heavier things over and over again. But strengthening alone won’t necessarily translate into bigger drives. To get the most out of your body, you also need to be focusing on flexibility.

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5 Junior Golf Exercises for Growing Bodies

Team Joey D Golf Nov 2, 2020 9:22:49 AM
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If you’re an adult reading this, can you imagine your body being completely different 6 months from now? I’m not talking about packing on a few pounds; I’m talking about gaining 3-5 inches in height, dealing with those long, gangly teenager arms, and having a center of gravity that’s constantly changing as you get taller.

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8 Ways to Practice Good Golf Safety

Team Joey D Golf Oct 26, 2020 9:49:32 AM
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Golf has a lot of rules and we don’t always want to follow all of them. You don’t want to be the party pooper and ruin all the fun. We get it. But what if there was a way you could exercise good golf safety without being a stickler for the rules? Even the thickest skulls can be seriously hurt by a golf ball hitting them in the back of the head. Golf safety is a no-brainer (no pun intended).

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Golf Injury Prevention: 9 Ways to Stay Healthy on the Course

Team Joey D Golf Oct 12, 2020 7:00:00 AM
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Have you ever had to fight through 18 holes with a sore shoulder? Are your feet killing you? It ain’t easy and it certainly takes away most of the fun! Like most athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, golfers are prone to some aches, pains and injuries, especially retirees who suddenly have plenty of time on their hands, yet may have spent the last 40 years sitting with poor posture at a desk.

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Stand Up Straight! Golf Stretches for Lower Back Pain and Stiffness

Team Joey D Golf Oct 5, 2020 7:00:00 AM
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Suffering from lower back pain or chronic back tightness?

In modern society, back problems are, unfortunately, an all-too-common issue. Too many of us spend long years sitting at work or at home. When you add little to no exercise into the mix, our bodies deteriorate. They start broadcasting warning signals (pain). The good news is, it’s not too late to make changes.

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Beginner Golf Workout Routines Can Put A Smile On Your Face

Team Joey D Golf Sep 28, 2020 9:50:46 AM
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Who says exercising has to be all work and no play? Why have we decided that all exercise must be an intense, stressful activity we don’t really look forward to?

Most of us play golf because we love the game. We love going out onto the course with great people and enjoying a day in the sun. But if your body is not in the best shape (especially if you recently retired and you’ve been sitting in an office environment for 40 years), golf can be hard on your body. You might not have the energy to play a full 18 holes while still enjoying the experience.

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