It’s always good to hear what the best in the world are doing when it comes to certain aspects of their game. That’s why it’s fantastic to sit down with Nick Randall to learn his process and hear examples of the training he’s doing with players like Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith on their golf fitness.
A Golf Professional wants to know how to make cardio fun – but the question you need to ask yourself though is WHY do you want to do cardio?
Truly doing cardio for your overall health – heart and lung health. Get off the treadmill. Go run or walk outside with fresh air. Recharge your own solar panel with Vitamin D.
Hight Intensity Interval Training – taking your heart rate up to an 8 out of 10. A skipping rope will do the trick – try doing as many as you can in 30 secs. Then do that again the next day and you will culmatively start strengthening your heart.
Heart is still elevated, metabolism is up and continuing to burn fat as a fuel for hours to come.
Fun ways to exercise: Agility drills, work on your foot work, working on your speed will make you a great athlete.
Weight Loss Goals
Number one motivator for weight loss is throwing the scale out the window – it will hold you back from getting the results you are looking for.
Jason gives some examples of how to lose that extra 30 lbs you may be holding around your stomach.
Firstly eating better, exercising as well as rest and recovery are the 3 things to remember when it comes to losing weight loss.[Tweet “Don’t start a lifestyle you won’t be able to maintain” @jasonglasslab]
Eating REAL whole foods without preservatives is the place to start. Exercise everyday early in the morning so you already know that your activity is done for the day by mid-morning and you can focus on everything else.
Learn how to train a rotational athlete (golfers) to have more speed more strength and more power.
Front Squats: Will force your body to stay upright and not strain your spine at the end of your set.
Every athlete needs a layer of foundation
Fix your athlete’s limitation first whether its a mobility or stability issue.
You will learn what Joint Training High Threshold is
Jason walks you through why its so important for any athletes who are rotating their whole body in various movements on a regular basis.[Tweet: “The stronger you are the better ability you will have to generate speed @jasonglasslab”]
He walks us through what Hypertrophy is and when it is important for an athlete and when it isn’t.
We’ll talk about creating better youth development structures and what you need to know about plyometrics in this episode of Yo Jay.
QUESTION #1 – With the “Win Now” culture that parents and coaches have created. What is your approach to educate parents, youth and coaches that hurrying up the process, specialize too early, and games to early are not the best why to develop a child?
This conversation boils down to where are the elite kids going to come from and what is the best plan to develop these kids in place.
Taking a 5 year old (plan for the 13 years of their life – playing as many sports as possible that are a rotational sports i.e. baseball, soccer, tennis)
Its so important for young athletes to get a broad spectrum of sports to learn things like leadership, team building skills, and for most sports you won’t really know what kind of athlete they have the potential to be until they are 15, 16, 17 and 18.
From research that was done they found that putting your child into Marital Arts really was very helpful to learn self-worth, honor, and how to protect themselves. Soccer – is the best team sport to put your child in at a young age. Gymnastics is great as they will learn how to move their body.
QUESTION #2 – What’s one of your favorite plyometric exercises for golfer?
Any kind of plyometric exercise will make your body more explosive. Teach those muscles the game of golf. Sprints, bounding, forward and back bounding – all of those exercises will aid your athlete more.
Rotational Plyometric Exercise – see at the 9:30 min mark.
With the 180 or 360 degree jumps you are bounding, rotating, loading.
With Plyometrics make sure the time from landing and moving into the opposite direction is very quick – taking time in between the landing and take off is NOT plyometrics.
We are training that elastic component of your muscle and that is what plyometrics will do for you.