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Road to the 2015 GBO – 83 Days to Go

I mentioned in one of my Facebook updates this week that I am restricting my reading to sports psychology for the duration of my preparation for the GBO.  I’m really enjoying that decision and I highly recommend that if you play competitively at all you check out at least one book on the subject.  I just so happen to have …

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Road to the 2015 GBO – 112 Days to Go

It’s been a month since I started down the road to the 2015 GBO.  I can’t believe how fast time is flying by. What, at first, seemed like a lot of time to prepare is becoming shorter and shorter every day.  Before you know it I’ll be packing up the car and dropping the dog off at the kennel. If …

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Building a Disc Golf Home Gym, Body Weight Training

If you woke up tomorrow and had no muscles, you’d be in trouble.  Let’s start with your heart.  It’s a pretty important muscle.  It moves blood and all that blood carries through your body.  Your diaphragm is another important hunk of muscle.  It’s what moves your lungs and allows you to breath.  Jaw muscles are a personal favorite as that’s …

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Building a Disc Golf Home Gym, the Jump Rope

Pretty regularly, when I talk to people about my disc golf home gym, people automatically assume that I’m equating muscle size to disc golf skill.  Someone always wants to chime in with, “I’m skinny as heck and I can throw 500 feet!”.  That’s usually someone on line so there’s a 95% chance they can’t break 300, but the comment is …

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Building a Disc Golf Home Gym, the Sandbag

There are a few things that I’ve done for my disc golf game that have had an impact greater than everything else combined.  Field work, upshot practice, and learning to throw from a stand still are a few that come immediately to mind.  These are the 20% of things that get you 80% of your results. All highly successful people in any …

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Building a Disc Golf Home Gym, the Mobility Tools

Last winter was horrific.  I can’t remember a colder, darker, snowier, icier, more miserable winter since I moved to Illinois back in 3rd grade.  Normally, I play a minimum of once a week in the winter time.  Last winter I played one and a half times.  That half time I found myself suddenly waist deep in snow that a moment …

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Disc Golf Training, A Quick Mobility Routine

A while back, I wrote a post that talked about some of the possible consequences to not stretching and loosening up before playing disc golf.  I described the very compelling reason that I personally stretch and warm up before throwing plastic.  In fact, I do some type of mobility, stretching, yoga, or myofascial release 3-4 times a day.  I’m never going …

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Building a Disc Golf Home Gym, Part 1

It was the most expensive clothes rack I’d ever owned.  At about $1,100.00, it was much more expensive than all of the clothes hung and stacked on it combined.  In fact, at that time, it was probably more expensive than all of my clothes combined.  If it hadn’t been offered at the low, low price of $39.99 per month, I …

Do You Really Want Fries With That?

This isn’t a post about weight loss.  It’s not a post about cholesterol.  This isn’t going to be someone talking down to you about how you are a horrible person because you like yummy, delicious food.  Mmmmmmm, french fries!  (Read that with a Homer Simpson voice)  OK, hang on while I clean the drool off of my keyboard. My normal …

The Worst Kind of Snap in Disc Golf

I just wanted to play.  I thought that if I could get out of work by 6, I could be at the course by 6:30.  Sun goes down by 7:20.  If I hustled, I could get 18 in before the park closed!  At 5:55 I started packing up my desk.  I wanted nothing in the way of getting a round in. …