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Anyone around here spend time conditioning for this sport? If yes, what kind of exercises/regimen do you do to specifically condition FOR Disc Golf???

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I find  12 oz curlls work the best for me .
Ya. I went from 12oz to 22oz curls and it doesn't seem to be helping my game. Lol.
grip strength, core strength, and flexibility have all helped improved my game.
setting up and taking down the mackenzie course every sunday has gotten me into great shape , but i can't say that its helping my game .
What are you having to set up and take down once a week?
Never mind David. Just read another topic and got it. :)
My main thing is Pilates and some mild Yoga. For cardio I tend to break out the bike since it also strengthens my legs and is back friendly.
Getting up there in age (53) and being really busy with things in life, I find that I don't get a whole lot of time for disc golf nor exercising - but I know that I feel better and I play better when I've had time to get some conditioning.  It usually ends up my getting up around 4:30 am & getting on my elliptical trainer for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes before getting ready for work... and I also have one of those exercise rubber bands, and I simulate a putting motion - with the band attached to the elliptical trainer base behind me - and do reps with the band on my left side, and then on my right side.  Stretching the band while "pushing" away from me, like I said, in a putting motion.  I've often wondered if the top pros do any kind of conditioning, and I doubt that very many do - but I might be surprised.

Yes, work on your core strength...sit-ups, crunches, knee lifts, planks, etc.


For me, I really do not "Condition" as everyone is stating.

For me, i like to mentally condition myself for the game.

Prior to playing in a tourny, I walk the course or courses depending on 18 or 36 holes.

I envision each hole, and plan out my routes and types of discs to use in each situation.

To me, mentally preparing one's self is more important then being physically conditioned.

My body knows what to do ie. Muscle Memory.  So I plan then I do.


One thing that I found on accident, is jogging a short distance right before I start the round. I figured this out when I was at the wrong hole for a tourney, had to quickly jog 150 yards to the right hole. Thinking it would kill my game I was a little angry at the guy who failed to tell me I wasn't on the right hole untill the 2 min warning. Ended up playing great and jumped 6 spots to make cash. So now I try to jog to my hole before the start.


P90x is my plan over the winter. Two weeks into it so far. Can't wait to show off  the before and after pics lol.

As for specific DG training, it's all about that resistance band we discussed in another post.  It really does wonders for my flexibility and arm strength, although my throwing arm is getting noticably bigger than the other... time to work out both sides i guess!

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