Each year we come up with a mantra for the academy year and this year it is Relentless. With our Achieve Seniors graduating tomorrow, it got me thinking! Isn’t life all about being Relentless in everything you do?
“Being relentless means demanding more of yourself than anyone else could ever demand of you, knowing that every time you stop, you can still do more.” once said by Tim Grover, Michael Jordan’s trainer. This quote stuck with me and relates well to everything you do in life. Whether you are in the gym squeezing out one more rep on a bench press or deep in practice and its dark out but you still need to do one more putting drill or trying to get to the University you want to attend. This reigns true for corrective exercises as well. I always hear “I didn’t have time for my exercises today”. This simply means you weren’t relentless enough with them! Corrective exercise aren’t meant to be easy, they should be challenging, making you not want to do them, but you do them anyways because you know they will help you get better!
If you are struggling to set time for your corrective exercises I suggest simply picking a time each day that you will do them and then be relentless with it! First, choose a time that you know will always be free, my suggestion is later in the evening or first thing in the morning. Both of these time blocks typically have nothing going on during them. Do this every day for 3 weeks straight, no excuses! You should start to notice not only is the exercise feeling easier, but you didn’t even have to think about doing it, you just did. This is what being Relentless is all about. Something as simple as sticking to a corrective exercise routine daily could set you up for success in life if you are just starting your journey after High School or retired and working towards improving your golf game!
If you are struggling with sticking to a routine, or aren’t quite sure how your exercises relate to you and your golf swing, find us in the Performance Zone and we can help you out! Always remember, with anything in life, BE RELENTLESS!