I've got a lot of questions about my training and what I eat afterwards and why. So here it is:
I try to train to get in the best possible shape to play and practice. My goal is to get equally good at running, lifting weights, having a strong core and being flexible. I think it will help me in my golf game and especially so I can train a lot on the golf course and in the gym without getting tired or worse, injured.
After a gym session I always have a big protein shake. I heard it's very important to get protein within 30 minutes after a workout because the protein will help building muscle. If you don't get enough protein right after the body will use the muscle as fuel which is the fastest fuel for the body. Fat is saved for when you really need it. But, if you get the protein fast it will both build muscle mass and you will burn fat since it doesn't have to burn muscle.
Sometimes, before a long day on the course I have a shake so I know I will get enough energy to stay fresh mentally. I also eat about 4 powerbars a round plus fruit and sometimes a sandwich.
This is the protein I eat. It's the best I know. Tastes good and almost no sugar. If you get too much sugar in your protein shake after a workout you will only burn sugar and not fat.
Going to Munich. I'm excited to play again. It's been two good training weeks. 3 days of ass busting in a studio hitting balls and 11 days of golf on the course. I feel like I have had more energy to practice than before. Exactly what I needed. Now awaits 5 weeks of awesome tournaments in a row. Munich-Paris-Loch Lomond-The Open Championship-Bro Hof in Sweden. NICE!
Last time I was home, it looked a little different than this morning:
See you later and keep sleeping!!!:)
Another 6 AM wake-up call day and got back to the apartment at 7.30 PM. It's easy to do three of these days in a row. Vijah Singh trains harder than this and he does it every day. So, I'm going all out tomorrow as well. I'm gonna get good at this. It would be sweeeeet!
Continued on practicing with very clear targets today.
Here I'm trying to hit it in the little gap in the trees on the right and curve it back to the fairway. That's a big hook but you have to have the right height and the curve can't come too fast. The last three went well:)
The opposite shot here. A semi-low fade around the first trees. My miss is usually a push so this is good training for me. If I push it here, it'll go 15 meters.
You can hit a bunch of different shots around the trees here. I tried to hit it over and start it over the road that's to the right there. There are also some houses there so it makes it even worse if I don't get the draw back in the fairway. That's good pressure.
They are constantly trying to improve Terre Blanche GC. I love that attitude. Here is a map of their practice developements. Nice.
Monaco and France has showed us some serious weather. Rained like it was no tomorrow yesterday. (So, it didn't rain that much since it's today today...but it did rain very hard. People stopped on the high way because you couldn't see more than 5 yards in front of your car. Anyway, it rained. Enough.)
But waking up today we got a completely different view...
On the way to Terre Blanche GC.
Tried out an exercise Coach Holder thaught us in college. Tee it up in the corner of the tees so you have to curve it around trees to hit the fairway. Show you in pics below:
At least I think it makes it a little clearer where to start it and how much you have to curve it to get it back in the fairway.
A dedicated player in the name of Morgan showed me his locker today. No comments...:)
And a great finish to a great day:
This is to survive the weekend. Already been a 6 AM wake-up call and just got back from the gym. Best days these ones!!!