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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”.

    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?







    Links from this Episode:







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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?







    Links from this Episode:







    Par4success.com







    At Home Assessment







    Instagram















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    More Cool Stuff to Check Out:







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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?







    Episode Sponsors:















    LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo above.















    LivPur: For your 15% discount on LivPur products, go to LivPur.com (or click the logo above) and use the code “18STRONG”.















    Brain.fm: For your Free Trial and 20% discount on the Brain.fm App, go to Brain.fm/18STRONG (or click the logo above) and use the code “18STRONG”.















    More Cool Stuff to Check Out:







    To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over to the 18STRONG Movement group on Facebook.







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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.























    Partners:















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    LivPur: For your 15% discount on LivPur products, go to LivPur.com (or click the logo above) and use the code “18STRONG”.















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    More Cool Stuff to Check Out:







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    • 1 hr 6 min
    333: Terry Koehler: “The Wedge Guy”

    333: Terry Koehler: “The Wedge Guy”

    We are excited to bring you a legend in the world of Wedge-Making this week. Terry Koehler, Founder of Edison Wedges is known in the golf circles as “The Wedge Guy,” and rightfully so.







    Terry has over 40 years in the golf industry with over 20 years of experience specifically designing and making wedges with his own hands.







    Prior to founding Edison Golf, he was the CEO of the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company where he brought that brand back to life over the last several years. He is also best known for SCOR™️ a boutique wedge brand he founded in 2011 which gained a bit of a cult following because it took an innovative approach to wedge design.







    In today’s episode, Terry basically gives us a masterclass on how to properly use our wedges and why wedges have been underestimated when it comes to the recreational golfer. We talk about things like bounce, Terry’s patented Koehler Sole™️ (which utilizes a high and low bounce on the same club), the basic physics when it comes to our short game and using our wedges, what the forging process actually looks like when building a club, and what getting fitted for a wedge looks like.















    Terry Koehler’s Background







    * Edison Golf was founded by Terry Koehler, better known as “The Wedge Guy” in golf circles. Koehler has spent 40 years in the golf industry and more than 30 years designing wedges. * Prior to launching Edison Golf, Koehler was the CEO of the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company, where he led the team that brought the vaunted brand back to the golf equipment industry. * Koehler may be best known for SCOR®, a boutique wedge brand he founded in 2011 that generated a cult following for its innovative approach to wedge design. * Koehler’s career also includes the founding of wedge brands Reid Lockhart® and EIDOLON®. 







    Highlights from this Episode







    * Terry explains how design-wise wedges are the hardest clubs to hit and get very skilled with and how the Edison wedges re-defined and blazed the way for the term game-improvement wedge* The biggest mistakes we are making with our wedges like being too short and too high and why we tend to change all clubs out very frequently but hold onto wedges for a lot longer.* The difference a forged club has over a cheaper cast-mold club and how it affects our game* The patented sole of his wedge clubs and what differences you are going to see with Edison wedges vs. the wedges you have in your bag.* How he sees the future of golf and golf technology with the way PGA tour players are hitting the ball harder and farther and making some of these courses obsolete for tour play.







    Parting Questions







    Favorite Golf Movie?







    Caddy Shack







    What is your walk-up song to the first tee-box?







    How you Like Me now?! By Toby Keith







    Favorite Book?







    Ben Hogan’s “The 5 Lessons in the Modern Fundamentals of Golf”







    What’s your dream foursome?







    My dad, my late brother, and Ben Hogan If we could fly you to any golf course, where would you want to play?ShinnecockBest piece of golf advice?There’s nothing wrong with your game that 5,000 practice balls won’t fix







    Where to find Terry Koehler:







    Website







    Facebook







    Instagram

    • 1 hr 2 min
    332: Ben Newman: Focus on the Process… Fuel the BURN!

    332: Ben Newman: Focus on the Process… Fuel the BURN!

    Today’s episode is phenomenal in standing with our mission here at 18Strong to help you get strong on and off the course.







    We have Ben Newman, world-renowned performance coach who has worked with business execs and sales organizations all over the world, as well as professional athletes from the NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, UFC and NCAA. Ben is also the mental conditioning coach for the 18-time national champions Alabama Football Team.







    Ben is a multiple time best-selling author and we are going to talk about his recently released book Uncommon Leadership: 11 Ways the Greatest Leaders Lead.







    Ben is an exciting personality and is known for his energy and his storytelling, but he is especially known for his willingness to also do the work himself. You’re going to hear in this episode what Ben does personally that just exudes the entire mantra of doing the work and reaping the rewards.







    In today’s episode, Ben dives into the work he does with his athletes, business executives, and sales associations, including his concept of creating your own Prize-Fighter Day. Ben is adamant about empowering individuals to set themselves up to make sure they are winning every single day.







    He does this through the concepts of standards over feelings, trusting the process, and understanding why each and every one of us needs to consider ourselves leaders, no matter who or what we are.















    Ben Newman’s Background







    * Ben Newman is a highly regarded Performance Coach, International Speaker and Best-Selling Author, whose clients include Fortune 500 companies around the world, business executives, sales organizations and professional athletes in the NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, UFC and NCAA.* Ben serves as a Mental Conditioning Coach for the 18-time National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide football team and has worked with players from the last 3 Super Bowl Champion teams. He was recently selected by Influencive.com as one of the TOP 10 Motivators in Sports and Real Leaders Magazine selected him as one of their 2019 and 2020 TOP 50 Speakers in the World.* In 2021 Ben’s highly anticipated new book UNCOMMON LEADERSHIP will be released and through the adversities of Covid-19. The BNC Speakers group and BNC Coaching group have had a tremendous impact on organizations finding alternative ways to drive growth.* His clients have included: Microsoft, United States Army, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Quicken Loans, Miami Dolphins, MARS Snackfoods, Kansas State Football, St. Louis Cardinals, North Dakota State Bison Football, Northwestern Mutual, AFA Singapore, Mass Financial Group, Wells Fargo Advisors, Great West Life Canada, Boston Medical Center, Boys & Girls Club of America, St. Croix, Missouri Tigers Basketball, New York Life, The University of Iowa and The Minnesota Vikings…as well as thousands of executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and sales teams from around the globe.* Ben’s authentic, powerful, and engaging storytelling has become internationally recognized and he has shared the stage with Jerry Rice, Ray Lewis, Tony Dungy, Colin Powell, Brian Tracy, Ken Blanchard, Jon Gordon, Dr. Jason Selk, Floyd Little, Aeneas Williams, Walt Jocketty and other leaders and legends in the world.* Ben lives in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri with the true measure of his success, his wife, Ami, and their children, J. Isaac and Kennedy Rose.







    Highlights from this Episode







    * Ben often says “Never underestimate your ability to be a leader,” he dives into how we all have an opportunity to be an example of a leader to others and to ourselves.

    • 43 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.

66Duck ,

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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