Golf Fitness – Updates, Golf Workout & More

I don’t know about you, but I am so glad Friday has finally reared her most beautiful head. 🙂

So, I’ve been doing this golf fitness New Years resolution for about two weeks now and so far so good.

As of 7:00am this morning, I’ve lost two lbs on the Dave Lair Golf Workout routine and I weighted in a mighty 186 lbs (well technically 185.8, but figured I’d round up 😛 ). At least, I believe it’s two lbs.

I found out that my old scale totally sucked and I had to replace it. Every time I stepped on the darn thing, it would spit out a different number, rather than assume my weight was actually fluctuating that much,  I blamed the scale and chucked it out the window.

Now I have a brand new scale and so far so good. 🙂

Crazy side note, did you know a single slice of Papa John’s pizza has 304 calories? Yeah, my wife totally killed my diet for me yesterday, she ordered pizza because we were having company. I ate four slices.. nothing like logging a quick 1200 calories in a single meal.

I’m still trying to come up with a good golf workout, my SME and I have been playing crazy phone tag so I haven’t been able to get a professional’s input. but here’s a quick and dirty on the golf workout routine I’m using.

Monday Chest Four different exercises, moderate weight, four sets of ten
Tuesday Cycling 50 Minute High Intensity Cardio Class
Wednesday Back Four different exercises, moderate weight, four sets of ten
Thursday Cycling 50 Minute High Intensity Cardio Class
Friday Core Muscles Trying Different Things, Pilates, Yoga, etc..
Saturday Cycling 50 Minute High Intensity Cardio Class

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I always begin the workout with 15 minutes on the elliptical machine to get the blood flowing to the muscles and all five days I incorporate an ab exercise or two. If I can swing it, I’ve been doing some type of workout routine on Sunday too.

If there’s any fitness professionals out there, please feel free to comment on my golf workout routine and let me know if I’m on the right track or not. I’ll go into more specific exercises as I get more experience with the movements.

A bit of advice, if you’re just heading back to the gym after a long time away or if you’ve never really had a gym membership, I strongly recommend starting out with light weight. So many times, I would get the “wild hair” and dust off the ‘ol membership, head to the gym, lift weights with my ego (meaning the heaviest I can handle) and hurt so bad for the next few days that I lose all interest in returning.

This time around, I decided to start slow, and work my way up and so far, I’ve found myself excited about the prospect of returning to the gym. So leave the measuring sticks in the car and approach your golf fitness regime with your brain.

Also, found this pretty interesting.. I have a device I’ve been wearing around and it tracks the calories I burn throughout the day. I wore it during a round of golf last weekend when it was 32 degrees outside. I rode in a cart and from 10:00am until 2:30pm, I burned 1542 calories.

Now to put it in perspective, if I’m “at rest” for four and a half hours, I’ll burn between 400-500 calories, averaging about 1.5 calories per minute. Meaning that round of golf riding in a cart, I burned an additional 1100-1150 calories, not too shabby I’d say! However, I think it’s important to mention that, I spent a lot of time that day shivering and I read that you’ll burn more calories than normal trying to warm your body up. So, I’ll wear it again during a round with better weather and see what results we get back.

Here’s a link to the other Golf Fitness posts.

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