Well, we didn’t end up going to the fitness center again on our vacation. We got home last night, ran errands today, and were out in the garage a little after 3:30. We’re going to start some more structured golf stuff. The first is a series of swing speed home workouts from Jaacob Bowden, the founder of Swing Man Golf.
Dynamic Swing Strength
3 Sets of 4 Reps (per side)
Decline Chest Fly to Triceps Extension
Cross Body Lat Pulldown
Incline Chest Fly
The program said to do 2-3 sets of 2 reps, but you could barely get a feel for the movement that quick and seemed like it would be way too easy. These are all using bands and we used the Crossover Symmetry bands we already have and we decided to do both sides of the body because we also want to be balanced. We really though the rep scheme was going to be crazy low, but we could feed the later sets of each move.
4/4 Twisting Box Jumps (12/14″)
5/5 Wood Choppers (12/15#)
6 Lateral Ball Slams (10/14#)
8 Goblet Squat Jump (10/15#)
4 Burpee Pull-ups
10 Renegade Rows (15/30#)
6/6 Single Leg RDLs (20/30# DB)
We got really sweaty from these, especially after four days off. We’re also having unusually nice weather for November.
We sat to cool down and did a bunch of foot hurdles.
The forecast showed rain all day, so I didn’t golf, but they were wrong for the second day in a row. Maybe a good thing I didn’t golf though, because my back bothered me throughout the day. We did get some rain today though, which made it extra humid working out in the garage again.
4 Openers (20s hold)
10 Wall Slides
10 Reverse Pattern on ball (5s hold)
10 Seated Bent Over Single Arm + Single Arm + Double Row (25# DBs)
10 DB Bench Press + Fly (25# DBs)
20 Dead Bugs (5# Bs)
10 2x Renegade Row + DB Push-up (25# DBs)
15 Kneeling KB Hammer Curl (35#)
10 alt DB Shoulder Press (Sitting back on feet, 25# DBs)
15 Diamond Push-ups
5/5 Side Crunch + DB Cross Reach to Raised Toe (10#)
15 OH Crunches (10#, feet up)
Then we did about 15 minutes of banded golf mobility work, making use of the Crossover Symmetry bands.
Over the last two years, fitness priorities have changed a bit. Almost every year I’ve come out of the Open with some type of back injury, so the focus now is on staying healthy for the rest of life; I don’t need to be hobbling around because I wanted to prove myself in some workout. So I scaled back the weight and limited bending over on the snatches to save my back. Also decided on step overs, which give a great workout as well. It was a great workout and I got through 7+5.
Partner w/ B. Rows were our buy-in, then doing 2 movements and resting while partner goes. We were planning on something in the half hour range, with the buy-in being like a warm-up. My back gave out in the 3rd round of renegade rows so ended it after those, taking 29:24.