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    Disc Golf fitness routine

    Hello,
    I play disc golf competitively and would like to improve my fitness during off season.
    Here is a video of a disc golf drive in slow motion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwYvav4xCR8&t=19s
    Could someone be so kind to suggest a training routine?
    Thank you.

    #2
    Triceps, triceps and triceps again.
    There are various triceps extensions, one is on this day of Ironborn. One looks a bit like push-ups

    I play discgolf for fun sometimes (sadly there is no course where I live, I have to visit friends to play... I am consistently 3 over par) and the muscle that gets worked the most is always the triceps.

    But in the end what will make your drives better is doing them. A friend of mine (who is way better than me, he manages birdies and even had an eagle once) showed me a training technique where you just throw the disc on the ground in front of you as hard as you can (this is also good for people like me who tend to throw the disc too high. You should probably do this with an older or cheap disc, because this will not be nice to the rim (especially for a driver, a putter would probably manage fine). This doesn't take a lot of space so it will probably be easier to find a piece of ground to throw disks at than a wide area to practise on properly.

    Plus you could invest a bit into posture, since effortless posture will free up capacity for technique and throwing strength.
    So here are Posture and Posture Perfect.

    Jogging casually to where your disc has landed will improve with cardio, personally I can recommend the Makeover challenge.

    And of course when your disc lands under a tree or in a bush you will need some Flexibility and side lunges.

    I'm not an expert, so these are just what I think would be good, but maybe this helps or inspires you.

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      #3
      Thank you.

      What about explosive rotation of upper body?

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        #4
        I don't know, I kinda felt I always did that mostly with my arm...
        But training the back would probably help with that as well.

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          #5
          it is a common "mistake" with the recreational players, I went through this phase too. The drive is all about rotation that starts with hips and ends with shoulders. The arms are engaged only at the point of reach back and release.

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            #6
            Originally posted by hwicha View Post
            it is a common "mistake" with the recreational players, I went through these phase too. The drive is all about rotation that starts with hips and ends with shoulders. The arms are engaged only at the point of reach back release.
            Maybe I do it with my upper body, but it's not consciously, my arm is the main thing influencing the direction and angle so I pay the most attention to that, the rest is instinct. Plus my upper body doesn't get DOMS so I can't tell which muscles I'm working there.

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              #7
              I love disc golf. I actually have 3 courses and one disc golf "driving" range aka cages set up but not really a actual course or actual holes within 15 mins of where I live. We actually do my high school class reunions at a disc golf course but I agree work on posture lunges and arms to help technique. I love disc golf however when my friends and I play I have a handicap of 10 tries before we say I made it in the cage otherwise I'll have a 20 over on the first hole.

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                #8
                A majority of the power in disc golf comes from your legs and your hip drive. Think of MLB pitchers. The chip shots and putts rely on arm strength but you need leg strength to really drive the discs.

                Focus on explosive leg exercises. Sprint workouts are good, squatting is better. Also, focus on exercises that build up the strength in your hip flexors, adductors and abductors. Your core isn't doing nearly as much of the work as it looks. It's all footwork, leg drive, and hip rotation.

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                  #9
                  Thank you. Any special routines from Darebee on hip flexors, adductors and abductors?

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                    #10
                    I’m a huge advocate for exercise. I mean, it’s amazing because of how good it is for you. Today, I’m going to be walking you through not just the benefits of exercise, but why and how exercising can help you absolutely crush it on the disc golf course. But learning about the benefits of exercise is not why you’re here. You want the 12 best disc golf exercises to help you get stronger, get better, and dominate on the disc golf course. Don’t worry, I got you. Here they are:

                    Rear Delt X-fly
                    Bent Over Rear Delt Flys
                    Rear Delt Throw Flys
                    Dumbbell Shoulder Press
                    Arnold Press
                    Regular Pushups
                    Rear Squats
                    Leg Press
                    Oblique Crunches
                    Abdominal “U” Crunch
                    Planks
                    Russian Twist
                    Also if you need more help with golf then here is a nice forum https://www.windtreegolf.com/.

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