Golf Well Weekly: 07-13-2017

July 27, 2017 By: In: Golf, Golf Well, Health/Wellness

This is your weekly dose of Golf Well: eating, thinking and training your way to a better game and a bigger life.
WHAT I’M EATING‘CRACK’ COFFEE 

Appropriately named and incredibly addicting.

Hu Kitchen in New York has its own twist of what’s commonly known as Bulletproof Coffee, which is organic coffee, MCT oil and grass-fed unsalted butter.

Hu’s Crack Coffee is its own organic coffee, with unsalted butter and coconut oil.

I typically like my coffee black and cold (how dark of me), but the sweetness of the coconut oil and density of the butter make this taste more like a warm morning treat than anything else.

In theory, the “good fats” in the butter and oil provide sustainable energy without the typical crash of a cup of joe that’s loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners.

I notice a nice, steady energy boost, an increase in focus and no downward crash or lethargy once it wears off.

I’d strongly recommend either trying to make it or finding a coffee shop that has its own version.

Hu Kitchen
WHAT I’M THINKING: GRACE​​​​​​​

We have no idea what others are going through.

We also have no idea how devastating our actions (or lack thereof) might be.

Yet, we can all control one thing: How we respond.

Have you ever seen (or thrown) a temper tantrum after a bad hole or shot?

Not pretty, right?

Not graceful, either.

The same can be said about escalating tension with others in our day-to-day.

It’s easy to react out of emotion.

It takes character to empathize, listen, and understand where someone else is coming from.

Let’s have dignity in the ways we choose to respond, both on the course and in life.

Simply put, act with grace.

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WHAT I’M TRAINING: SUMO DEADLIFTS

I’ve been adding these into my strength routine at least once a week.

I like them as a DL variation for golf because it forces you to use your low back but changes the load forces you to activate your glutes, hamstrings and core.

It also makes you utilize depth in your hip joints like a deep squat.

If you have bad range of motion with your hips, start with the bar elevated off the ground more and work your way down. (And add some solid mobility work into your routine!).

Talk about using the ground for more power! (A big topic in the golf swing power world).

Caution: Posture is critical, especially if you plan on lifting heavy.

Make sure your knees do not buckle in on your way up.

Watch this video to see how to properly execute the move.​​​​​​​

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BONUS QUOTE FOR THOUGHT:
“It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
Appreciate different perspectives, friends.
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Until next week!
Cory
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