Jan 25 2007, 03:02 AM
Hey guys. I have a topic I would like to throw out.
It is obvious that being in good physical shape will help your golf game. I am wondering if anyone has dropped a lot of weight (or added a good amout of muscle strength) after playing "out of shape" disc golf for a few years. If so, how much did it help your game? Could you see the difference in your technique, endurance, mental stamina and on the scorecard?
Throw out a success story (if ya got one)!
Jan 25 2007, 03:22 AM
I quit running Cross Country for Uni a year before starting to play disc golf. Being out of shape I played very inconsistant disc golf. However from July onwards until I tore a tendon in my knee in October I was in great shape as a result of being forced to eat right first by a co-worker at High Bridge, and then by myself at home... and I noticed a marked improvement in consistancy.
With my knee healed up I'm doing regular low-speed (6:00 to 6:30 per mile pace) running and some work with leg extensions and leg curls now... this is the first time I've done leg work and stamina-work in conjunction with playing disc golf (add 3 days a week of 2-hour Ultimate sessions too). So we'll see how it affects my game once it really kicks in in a few months.
Jan 30 2007, 08:36 PM
Healthy living? Hmmm, I wouldn't know. Sorry.
Jan 31 2007, 12:01 PM
since I dropped 60 lbs since last year I feel a lot better. I think that my overall golf D has gone down a little but my accuracy has improved a lot. I have a feeling that the D will come back as I get used to the new form( literaly can not throw the way I used to since I dont have the weight to throw into my shot)
As far as overall score I would say my best rounds are pretty close but my worst games are no where near as bad anymore so my overall scoring spread has tightened up for sure.
Jan 31 2007, 01:08 PM
I lost 27 pounds in the first 5 months of 2006. It made my footwork much faster and actually messed up my timing! :confused:
Now I have put some of the weight back on (15 pounds) :oand now my drives are fine. :)
However if I had kept the weight off I think my drives would be just as good by now or maybe even better. :mad:
Jan 31 2007, 01:36 PM
I have never been more out of shape.
I also have never been better at disc golf.
Jan 31 2007, 02:08 PM
I lost 50 lbs in 2006 and am still losing (slowly) I have put on about 15 lbs of muscle mass and I can tell ya it has made me feel 100% better on the course. It used to be really hard to keep my energy level high throughout an entire round on courses with a lot of elevation change. The faster your body breaks down, the harder it is to keep your mental game focused and in tact.
I have not played that much during the off season but I have worked out 5 days a week. I got in the field on Sunday and threw 65 full-power distance shots. Never got tired and wasn't sore at all the next day. Really great feeling.
I have not seen much effects on my distance but accuracy and consistancy are greatly improved. Maybe I can show it in 2 weeks at Z-Boaz. :)
Apr 12 2007, 09:44 PM
After taking a couple months off from DG, while still running and lifting weights, I played a round tuesday night. I was throwing a good 15-20' farther than before. I could also notice that I had more spin (especially with Rocs). Work out! It helps.
Apr 13 2007, 11:08 AM
I lost 50 lbs in 2006 and am still losing (slowly) I have put on about 15 lbs of muscle mass and I can tell ya it has made me feel 100% better on the course.
That's great to hear Danny! Glad you're doing well. Its about time to take that trip to NC!
Mar 27 2009, 02:23 PM
On a side note. Last November I started a weight loss / strengthening program and have lost 42 pounds and should also be stronger as I increased my sit-ups per session from 20 to 100 and my push ups from 4 to 20. I do more than just these two exercises but these are the two I notice improvement since I always try to increase these reps.
Without my beer belly and 42 pounds less my body is lighter and faster and I have a lot more flexibility (feels like I am a feather when I walk and run-and yes I actually sprint race with my grandkid at times now too - crazy)
I am 44 years old and have officially been measured at throwing 428 feet. I would say I average around 400 feet and have personally measured my longest at over 455. I live in Colorado which I feel does add distance. My best guess is that I lose 30 feet at sea level.
During the weight loss and strengthening I noticed I was not throwing as well but itís kind of hard to tell sometimes when you are playing with heavy sweatshirts on and in cold weather.
I feel the weight loss has screwed up my timing. I go left / right and rarely seem to be on target. I have tried slowing down and extending my reach back with little success other than when I time it perfectly I seem to get 50+ feet . I used to have audible snap when I throw and that is 99% gone.
Is there a fitness expert that can suggest what I should be focusing on? Should I slow down my xstep more? Should I try to increase my reach back. Should I increase the size of my x steps? Should I focus on slowing down my faster arm to get the snap back??