The Fit for Golf – Set for Life blog went live for the first time in September, and since then Todd has been releasing exclusive content from his book to improve your golf game, lifestyle, and overall well-being. Before we count down to 2019, we’d like to revisit our top three posts of the year so we can remember some of our favorite drills, workouts and recipes just in time for the new year.
Up Your Golf Game, Full Rotation Style
Get your full swing rotation into ship-shape for 2019 with some preliminary drills to perfect your stance, posture, and follow-through. Take careful time and consideration to practice the basics before jumping back into a game setting after the holiday break!
- Set up with good posture and club at waist height (note shoulders, arms, and club form a “Y”)
- Rotate upper body over right leg (maintain “Y”)
- Rotate lower body then upper body over left leg (maintain “Y”)
Find more rotation drills on Todd’s youtube channel!
Start the New Year and Your Morning with this Omelet Recipe
Good Morning Omelet
2 Organic eggs
1 Small tomato (chopped)
¼ cup Fresh Spinach (shredded)
1 tbs. Parmesan cheese (grated)
1 tbs. Olive oil
Salt and pepper
- Beat the eggs in a small bowl; then whisk in the cheese, salt, and pepper.
- Heat a small, non-stick pan over medium heat.
- Add half the olive oil and then the tomato and spinach; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove veggies and set aside.
- Add the rest of the oil to the pan. Pour the eggs into the center of the pan and stir with a rubber spatula for 5 seconds.
- As eggs begin to cook, move the pan around so the excess liquid runs to the sides. Use the spatula to shape and loosen the sides of the omelet. Let cook for 8 to 10 seconds.
- Add the veggie mixture to one side of the omelet. Using the spatula, fold the omelet into a half-moon shape.
- Plate the omelet and serve with 2 slices of organic, whole wheat toast.
Did you know Todd’s recipe appeared in Met Golfer Magazine? He is also designing dishes for a restaurant menu– stay tuned for videos of Todd in the kitchen!
Shape Up with this Weighted Bar Exercise
Like many of Todd’s workouts, this can be done at the gym or at home if you have some basic equipment. The secret– or perhaps its not a secret at all– to a powerhouse swing is in strength training and core exercise.
While you can find more work-outs in the book, here is an example of a weighted bar core rotation with a medicine ball.
- Assume good golf posture.
- Place a medicine ball between your knees.
- Place weighted bar or golf club on chest and hold between thumb and forefinger with palms facing out.
- Rotate core over right leg, back to center, then left, holding ball between legs.
Put your best foot and golf club into the new year, and thank you for your support of Fit for Golf – Set for Life! Here’s to a 2019 full of delicious healthy meals, unique exercises for your fitness regimen, and a pro-status golf record! Tune in next week for some must-have balance exercises to incorporate into your fitness routine– your golf stance will surely thank you!