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Are You Full Of Crap?

by Coach Stephen on June 18, 2012

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The title of this blog post is not one that you’ll see on other golf fitness related websites.

But then again, if this isn’t your first “Renegade Golf Rodeo”, then you’ve certainly come to expect more than just a re-hash of all the same stuff you see in the golf magazines month after month.

So when I ask, “Are you full of crap?”, I mean it quite literally.

Your next question might well be “How does this have anything to do with my golf game?”

Glad you asked!

First and foremost, when you are functioning in less-than-optimal health, you’ll be unable to consistently shoot your best scores.

And even if you are unaware of your constipation (because it is how you have been for so long), it can still reek havoc on your health.

Dr. Bernard Jensen is credited with the famous quote “Death begins in the colon”.  His extensive studies concluded that constipation actually poisons you from the inside.

Let’s put optimal health aside for a moment, and talk about something really important – your golf game!

When you are constipated, your organs are overloaded and need more blood and energy from your body.  The body will always give preferential attention to organs, even if it means temporarily sacrificing the function of your muscles.

And guess which muscles are in close proximity to your colon and get shut down the most…

Yep, your abs and low back – your all important core muscles.

So without those functioning properly, you can expect to have substantially less power in your swing and a higher risk of low back injury.

I thought that might get your attention 🙂

Constipation Evaluation

How do you know if you are full of crap?

The general guideline is one meal in = one meal out.

Yes, I am saying that you should be hitting the porcelain throne 3 time a day.

Or you could make 1 or 2 extra large deposits, if you want to be more efficient with your time.

Constipation Solutions

1)  Drink 50% of your bodyweight in ounces of pure water a day.

2)  Eat a high fiber diet.  24-40 grams a day is a general recommendation.  But be sure to add fiber into your diet slowly, so your body can adjust.

3)  Exercise – moving your body moves your bowels.

4)  Fiber Supplements – it can be a challenge for most people to get 24-40 grams of fiber a day, so a fiber supplement can be useful.

5)  Avoid Certain Foods – this can vary somewhat from person to person, but the most notorious constipating foods are pastries, cheese, ice cream, milk, highly processed foods and animal fats from non-organic sources.

6) SQUATTING – not as an exercise, but actually on the commode, when you are doing your business!  The ideal posture for complete elimination is squatting with your knees up above your waist.  Now I know that it sounds like a tough position to get into, that’s why I want to make you aware of a simple tool we (and several of our clients) have been using in the past few months – The Squatty Potty.

The Squatty Potty, along with the other 5 suggestions above, will go a long way to making sure you’re not full of crap, and that your golf game won’t be either!

Now go “hit the head”… And Get After Old Man Par!

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ed Boyce June 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

unusual but educational for sure

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Coach Stephen June 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Hey Ed – those are two words that I am pleased to have associated with the blog. Thanks for reading.

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Larry T. June 22, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Stephen, u r living proof that serious stuff can be presented in a humorous fashion. The concise, no nonsense and honest way that you help us hopeless is refreshing. The Golf world is so full of “Crap”, dis-information and confusing, nonsense that it is amazing that most of us amateurs have not cancelled our magazine subscriptions, Club memberships and wasted visits to Golf Galaxy, etc. There probably are more brain Surgeons in the country than there are people on tour yet we still search for the “secret (s)” Ha!
Larry T.

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Coach Stephen June 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Hey Larry – glad you enjoy the style of the blog. Thanks for reading and commenting. As always, more to come…

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Ray August 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Glad to see you put in an article on colon health. 90% of the clients I see have this issue. Keeping the colon clean is the best way to maintain your overall health even you aren’t (God forbid) a golfer.

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