Warm Up Wednesday: What Works for me!

I’m 5 days into tournament play and feeling great!  So just wanted to drop in with a note tonight on what I’ve been doing for a warm up this week that has me moving and feeling awesome.

  • 16 oz of water first thing in the morning
  • A solid breakfast: Today mine consisted of a protein waffle with peanut butter and bananas on it and some greek yogurt on the side.  The key here is timing, I like having a full meal about 90min to 2 hours before I play.  If I eat too close, I’ve noticed that my body feels sluggish or I get an upset stomach because of my nerves!
  • Continue to drink some water as you get ready to play
  • I start on the putting green with one ball going through my normal putting routine. I cycle through putts of all lengths, uphill, downhill, sidehill working on getting the speed of the green.  I never hit the same putt twice though because I believe it’s important to get into the competitive groove and there are no mulligans on the course
  • Next up is 10-15 minutes of movement.  Honestly, I change this up overtime depending on how my body feels.  The goal is to get a sweat going, target multiple planes of motion, engage my core, and feel powerful!
  • This is where people around me get confused, next up is the range.  However, just as I did on the putting green, I cycle through about 15 shots just like I would on the course.  And that’s it for hitting balls!
  • Drink some more water
  • I end with a few more putts before heading to the first tee

This is definitely not a magical recipe, and as I continue to understand my optimum competitive mind frame better, this routine will surely change.  But for now, I’m focusing on listening to my body and instilling confidence as I head to the first tee.

Let’s continue it tomorrow!


Published by shawnfarmersese

I'm Shawn, Performance Coach at Golfletica in Bellevue, Wa. I specialize in bringing out the awesome in athletes, especially golfers. 13 years ago I graduated from the home of the 2010 FCS Football Champions (Go Eags!) with a degree in Exercise Science and a broken down body from playing college golf. That lead to my mission to help the world move better, with less pain and killer dance moves. Thanks to the help of my partner in crime Dr. Harry Sese, not only am I playing pain free golf but I get to witness lives change everyday through the power of teamwork. Check out more at our website www.nwsportsperformance.com

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