Week 49 Update
Welcome Players! Read below for the Week 49 Update.
Ok, I’ll admit it.
It’s been 49 weeks of dedication, commitment, and perseverance.
Sure I had a couple vacations sprinkled in, but all things considered I’ve been grinding my ass off since Jan 1st.
And I’m feeling a little burnt out.
Motivation is low. Thankfully I don’t need much motivation because I’ve built such a rock-solid foundation of habits, but without it the enjoyment is a little less.
I’m not quite invigorated by the idea of playing golf. I actually caught myself viewing it as kind of a chore… “Shoot I’ve got to play golf next week.”
I’m not exactly thrilled of these sentiments, but it’s important to acknowledge them.
That’s certainly one reason my practice time this week has been a lot less. Also Art Basel in Miami and one of my old college roommates staying with me for the weekend certainly didn’t help.
Nevertheless, there’s only 3 weeks left and I’m going to do whatever is necessary to finish the year strong.
Resistance Train (Gym): 2
Conditioning (Road Bike): 0
I recently signed up for a gym that is more of a bodybuilding gym, for the sole purpose of having access to barbells and higher weighted machines for specific exercises.
I’m looking to develop my back and chest musculature a lot more (yes, purely aesthetic), but equal parts is I was starting to max out my relative strength on dumbbells.
Exercise variety is great, but if you’re looking to get strong and powerful you need to lift a lot of weight, and barbells are mechanically advantageous for loading as heavy as possible safely.
It felt great to back squat with some real weight (vs. a goblet squat) and I’m looking forward to the increased strength gains that will come of it.
I also am starting to think about taking a 5-10mile test ride on the bike here soon. The time is coming…
The only practice session of my week was 2.5 hours spent at a beautiful short range facility at the course I teach fitness at. They’ve got 5 greens and over 170 yards of turf that you can hit from.
I hit about 80 short chips working low and high landings.
Then I hit about 100 balls with my 7-8-9 irons.
Then I went over and hit another maybe 50-70 balls out of the sand bunkers.
I really needed that short game practice and think I should be focusing on those skill shots a lot more now that my swing is repeatable.
Overall, I’m a little tired and kind of looking forward to taking some time off from golf in the new year. Like my friend’s text message says, Pro’s have an off-season for a reason and I’m looking forward to mine.
Until then it’s double-down on the rocket fuel and doing everything necessary to make a strong final push to a 15 HI. I’m playing tomorrow so back to work.