Fitness/Nutrition Tips

Snack Ideas

Maintaining healthy eating habits will be especially important during tournament play. Choosing the right foods and maintaing proper hydration will keep you at the top of your mental and physical game. Buying food 'on the go' may not offer the healthiest of options for fueling your competition round. The best idea...

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Core Strength and Flexibility

During the winter time at the academy, students should focus more on their core strength and flexibility.  Core strength is important to keep the students healthy and fit during their downtime. GNCGA's fitness and nutrition instructor, Kelly, mentioned that this is the best way to continue to work with the students. This way they are...

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Resting Heart Rate (RHR)

Do you know how to find your RHR, how to calculate your RHR and why knowing it is important?

Three easy places to find your RHR are:

Your wrist Side of your neck Inside of your elbow

To calculate your RHR, use the following formula:

220 – your age = (max heart rate) – resting heart rate*


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Fitness Tip #7: Cardiorespiratory Endurance

With increased demands on time, young golfers want to workout quickly but keep their cardiorespiratory endurance at optimal efficiency. High Intensity Interval Training involves alternating between very intense bouts of exercise and low intensity exercise, preferably at a 1:4 interval ratio for beginners. So jog at a moderate intensity for 60 seconds then sprint for...

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