Paige Spiranac is one of the hottest sporting personalities who’s on a mission to show how much fun golf can be while making a positive impact on the world.
Golf-specific moves everyone should do
You need to work on building a strong core. The three ab exercises I love to do that keep my core nice and strong are Russian twists, planks and medicine ball throws while standing on a BOSU ball. Any exercises that increase your core and leg strength will improve the distance
you get from your swing.
Balancing with sport
Since I am out playing golf six days per week for around four hours per day, I like to spend, at most, 75 minutes in the gym. I’m really lucky to have my trainer, Steven Tinoco (sixzerosixfit.com), who has personalized all my workouts to fit my needs. We focus on finding a balance between gaining strength while staying lean and flexible.
Staying healthy while on the move
I find the closest marketplace to buy food and prep my snacks and meals according to what I need each day. I allow my carb intake to be a little higher during tournaments so I can sustain that energy for the multiple hours I’m playing.
I tend to buy protein bars, almonds, beef jerky, low-calorie Gatorade, almond butter and jelly for on-course sandwiches, and rice cakes. Being able to prep my own food is the best way to keep all the variables consistent when I know I have to be able to perform.
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My training mantra
You never regret the workout you just did. I’ve personally never felt any guilt after doing a workout, even when I didn’t want to do it in the first place. Keeping this in the back of my mind always helps me get off the couch and into the gym.
Making fitness fun
I just got a new puppy, so it’s mandatory that I go outside and run him around to try and tire him out. Adopting Niko is the best worst decision I’ve made, because while he’s a lot of work right now, he brings so much happiness into my life. Plus, I do some extra cardio chasing him around the park.
Why you should give golf a go
I think people who love fitness also love a challenge. Even though I’m a professional, I still find it the most challenging sport out there. There’s always something you can improve.
It also gets you outside and is a great way to enjoy either personal time with yourself or social time with friends and family, depending on which you prefer. Plus, if none of those reasons bring you to the game, just think about it as a long, beautiful hike for a few hours. Who doesn’t love that?
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