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The 18STRONG Podcast is a golf show that has its roots in fitness but has grown to include much more than just talking about exercise for golfers.



Whether you’re looking to win a club championship, trying to break 90, or just excited about an epic golf trip with your buddies, each episode contains powerful information you can immediately put into action, on and off the course, that will have a massive impact on your game.



Join Jeff Pelizzaro, Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Professional, Physical Therapist, and co-founder of 18STRONG, as he interviews and trades epic stories with the biggest names in golf (players, coaches, trainers, and other unique personalities) about what it means to be “18STRONG”.

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The 18STRONG Podcast is a golf show that has its roots in fitness but has grown to include much more than just talking about exercise for golfers.



Whether you’re looking to win a club championship, trying to break 90, or just excited about an epic golf trip with your buddies, each episode contains powerful information you can immediately put into action, on and off the course, that will have a massive impact on your game.



Join Jeff Pelizzaro, Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Professional, Physical Therapist, and co-founder of 18STRONG, as he interviews and trades epic stories with the biggest names in golf (players, coaches, trainers, and other unique personalities) about what it means to be “18STRONG”.

    340: Mike Boyle: Your Sport (Golf) Isn’t Special…

    340: Mike Boyle: Your Sport (Golf) Isn’t Special…

    Mike Boyle is not only one of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the world, but a pioneer in the field. Every coach that is listening to this most likely recognizes Mike’s name. You’ve probably heard Mike speak or read Mike’s stuff, but I want to make it clear: this episode is also for the golfers out there that are NOT coaches, fitness instructors or medical professionals because Mike works with not only super high-level athletes like Olympians, professional athletes from baseball to hockey, but also works with the general public in his facility in Massachusetts.







    What I love about his facility and what they do is they treat everyone like an athlete so you might be a regular “Everyday Golfer” in there but you are training alongside professional athletes and you get to see what they are doing. Ultimately that environment allows a glimpse into the world of hard work and performance, which inspires everyone to get more out of themselves. And really, that’s what we try to do here at 18STRONG.







    The average golfer will get as much out of this episode as the coaches do and for the coaches out there. You’re going to hear how Mike coaches, his philosophy, and how he doesn’t steer that differently for different athletes. We all tend to get very caught up in the mindset that our sport is very specific, but in the long run, the human body is all the same. There are basic ways to get stronger, faster, and more powerful. So we discuss a lot of these different principles and what differentiates the golfer from these other athletes but also what things are the same and so what you can implement into your own personal routine or what you can use with your clients if you’re a coach.















    Highlights from this Episode







    * His first experience working with golfers and how he unintentionally blazed the trail for powerful golfers.* How his definition of Functional Training is different than what you might imagine or see online from simple exercises you don’t need fancy equipment to get stronger for any sport.* Why he doesn’t tailor his training and system to specific sports like golf and believes that a wholesome approach to strength benefits not only any sport you want to play but your wellbeing. He also talks about the converse and how at a certain point there might be minute differences in how he looks at athletes based on injury patterns and avoiding them* How he is constantly questioning how things are done and how he does things to the point of having to admit when he has been wrong in the past.* How trying to tailor exercises to mimic the sport can be counterintuitive to the outcomes you want to see in an individual and the importance of keeping it simple and to the core principles of what you want to work on* He talks about the balance of strength vs power for the sport of golf and what we should be doing to focus on power development for recreational golf.* He touches on trends he has seen lately that he thinks are fads and won’t last like knees over toes split squats. He also talks about core training; what he sees people doing incorrectly and what we really should be focusing on in a rotary sport.







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    • 1 hr 28 min
    339: Adam Long: LIV Golf, The Future of the Game, and Setting “Pro Level” Goals

    339: Adam Long: LIV Golf, The Future of the Game, and Setting “Pro Level” Goals

    Today I am especially excited to announce that we are bringing the podcast back with an awesome interview with PGA winner Adam Long about the 2021-22 season, the LIV Golf / the PGA Tour situation, and all of the drama that has fallen on the golf universe.







    When it comes to LIV, Adam puts it best when he says “it’s the thing that we’re all tired of talking about, but at the same time we can’t stop talking about it.” He shares his thoughts on the ramifications of the situation and what it’s been like to be inside the ropes as a tour player. He discusses what all of this looks like for him and other tour players, as well as ultimately if LIV is something good or bad for golf as a whole. We also talk about what his career has been like the last couple years, what his upcoming goals are, and other exciting news he has coming up including having his second child pretty soon here.















    Highlights from this Episode







    * His perspective on the LIV golf vs PGA tour happenings and what he sees for the future of the game moving forward. He talks pros and cons as well as general tension with the game* Changes that the PGA tour is making that are for the benefit of tour players like fully exempt members getting $500,000, a stipend for others to cover expenses, and more events.* What his game is looking like these days, what he is working on and what his off-season looks like. He also talks about changes he has noticed in his golf game in the last couple of years like a better understanding of his game and the ability to adjust on the fly* What he does to internally push himself after the last years on the tour as well as keep a cool head at the tee.







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    • 1 hr 3 min
    338: The 18STRONG Diet STACK – Nutrition Guidelines for the CREW

    338: The 18STRONG Diet STACK – Nutrition Guidelines for the CREW

    If you’ve been listening to the pod recently you’ll notice we’ve been doing more Q&A style with the 18strong crew, however, this episode is a little twist on the format where I’ll be giving more of a presentation. Think less Q’s and more A’s because we wanted to provide a bit of a template for our nutrition principles here at 18Strong.







    The 18STRONG Diet Stack is not necessarily a “this is what everyone should do” but this is what we’ve found has worked really well for our crew. It’s a bit of a step-by-step program where we label out from 0-10 the different levels that you can stack on each other in order to maximize your effectiveness when you are really trying to dial in your nutrition. We like to use the phrase “Dialing it in” because you can start at level 0 and go all the way up 10 or dial it back as needed.







    One of the biggest mistakes that many of us make is trying to out-train a bad diet and we know that doesn’t work. If you’re looking to make big changes to your fitness level and especially lose fat, nutrition is the first place to start and that’s what this episode is all about.















    Highlights from this Episode







    * I explain the different levels to the nutrition stack and how you can build up from 0 or implement this into your current nutrition program as well as how to approach this from an 80/20 or 90/10 perspective instead of trying to achieve perfection* The importance of starting your day with water (ideally lemon water) and drinking the appropriate amount of water for your body weight* Cutting out drinking empty calories and highly sugared drinks like juices, sodas, and sports/energy drinks.* Including protein at every meal because the majority of individuals do not get enough protein on a daily basis* Eating vegetables at every single meal and finding vegetables you like to eat* So long snacks, hello 2-3 meals a day! Even increasing those meals to 4-5 if you are really trying to increase your protein intake but the main point is to cut out snacking in between meals.* Minimize starchy carbs: this helps me lean out the quickest by eliminating stuff like excessive bread, chips, crackers, pastas, etc.* Get rid of processed foods; things that come in boxes and bags and circulate the outside of the grocery store* Counting calories: when we go to a fast food restaurant it can be extremely easy to get our daily caloric intake in one meal, however when you reach this final level while taking everything above into account it can start to be a challenge hitting your calories so counting calories can help you see what 1000-2000 calories looks like in portion sizes and in your meals* Holy Macros: Proteins > Fats > Carbs. At this point you are completely dialed in to what is going into your body and you are definitely seeing the results of your hard work.* What are the best leg strengthening exercises for supporting all the twisting demands on the knee from the golf swing?* With the cost of food going up what do you recommend as the most bang for your buck as far as protein and veggies?







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    • 1 hr 18 min
    337: Swing Speed Training Q&A with Chris Finn

    337: Swing Speed Training Q&A with Chris Finn

    Welcome back for another Q&A style episode with my buddy Chris Finn from Par4Success on talking and answering questions all about speed. He and his team at Par4Success have done several in-house research projects regarding speed, training, and what they are finding to be the most effective ways to achieve speed as a golfer. We talk about Overspeed training, different styles of Strength and conditioning surrounding speed and we answer questions like can Overspeed training substitute your S&C program and how and when to implement an Overspeed program. It was pretty fascinating to talk to Chris about his results and really how they have been able to simplify things for their players and ultimately you because you will be able to take the protocol Chris talks about with very little equipment and be able to maximize your efforts off the course to produce more results on the course.















    Highlights from this Episode







    * The biggest things and misconceptions that opened his eyes as he started studying speed as it pertains to golf.* Can you substitute Overspeed training with your strength and conditioning program?* What Overspeed training is and what Chris looked into when researching this with golf and through other sports* Why is it important to rest for longer periods between sets when Overspeed training?* Would you recommend 10 swings per day 3x a week or what is the general recommendation on how often to train?* What kind of Overspeed training should I be doing during the season?* What are your pre-requisites for the mobility and stability aspects of speed at your facility?* How does Chris employ core strength and what benefits does it have for the average golfer?* What are the simplest things that the average golfer can implement into their program to build up some speed and power?







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    • 1 hr 8 min
    336: Nutrition Q&A with Tony Soaib

    336: Nutrition Q&A with Tony Soaib

    We are changing it up this week; rather than having an interview with a top golf pro, we are publishing one of our LIVE weekly Q&A sessions with the 18STRONG Crew. These are questions that I’m sure many of you are wondering as well so we brought our buddy Tony Soaib, one of the worlds top Strength/Conditioning and Nutritional coaches. Tony who is a steel trap of information when it comes to fitness, performance and nutrition, In this call, Tony helps us answer questions from the Crew.















    Highlights from this Episode







    * What should I be looking for when looking for a protein to supplement me post-workout?* I’ve heard most people’s bodies can only process 30-40g of protein in a sitting, so to get to 180-190g a day you’ll need multiple protein-rich meals. Any truth to that?* What are your thoughts on using a Magnesium supplement to help with muscle recovery and helping with sleep and any other suggestions on reducing muscle soreness from workouts and activity?* My high protein diet has caused some irregularity in my trips to the bathroom, will this have long-term effects on my colon or kidneys?* What are the effects of cycling carbs and proteins when it comes to caloric intake?* I’m suffering from pain in my upper back, would you suggest icing it and keeping my training going, seeing an osteopath, or resting?* Why do workouts change based on your goal (Fat loss = more reps, bulking heavier but fewer reps, etc.)* What is Tony’s program for your average golfer that is 10-15 lbs overweight and is looking for more mobility?







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    • 1 hr 12 min
    335: 🔥The 40-Day FORGE 🔥

    335: 🔥The 40-Day FORGE 🔥

    In this episode, Jeff breaks down the details of The 40-Day FORGE, a physical and mental program unlike any other in the world of golf that is based on the concepts of building strength through consistent challenges and commitments to yourself.







    For all of the specific details and resources to start the 40-Day FORGE, click here.























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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
251 Ratings

251 Ratings

princess1316 ,

IMO

One of my favorite podcasts. I feel like I’m on the 19th hole sitting next to two cool guys listening to their conversation.

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James S / Short Game

Great episode. So glad you replayed it.

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Greatness invites Greatness

Jeff is the most humble of the top 50 golf fitness instructors. He invites the best and learns from them (allowing us listeners to learn even more)

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