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I know improving strength in your arms, shoulders, back, legs.. etc is helpful. I just got a set of "dumbbells" from a friend and I saw some exercises on the net. What do you do and what are the best free weight exercises for disc golf?

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Well you could start by providing the url of the exercises you found. I'm curious to see the recommendations. Particularly to improve snap.
i was using a cable weight. tied it to the wall and practiced my natural form. went from throwing 300' to pushing 400' in just a few weeks.

by cable weight, i basically tied a 5 pound dumbell to a rope threw it over a pully and went to town! practiced my reach back...bring forward...and extend...not full speed and no follow through though, would've ended up strangling myself.
I've been using a equalizer just started so i can't say if it works or not
ish said:
i was using a cable weight. tied it to the wall and practiced my natural form. went from throwing 300' to pushing 400' in just a few weeks.

by cable weight, i basically tied a 5 pound dumbell to a rope threw it over a pully and went to town! practiced my reach back...bring forward...and extend...not full speed and no follow through though, would've ended up strangling myself.
Well i consider it to be helpful even though it isn't necessarily something you would do to be a better disc golfer, but with dumbells i do a certain tricep curl with one hand instead of two and i do it directly over my shoulder instead of behind my head. It has definitly improved my rolls and hammers.
Triceps extensions for the triceps, bent over rows for the lats, internal and external arm rotations for the rotator cuff (for overhand throws), lunges for the legs, good mornings for the lower back and glutes......there are tons of others, but these are a selection of what I do.
I only found general exercises for dumbells, nothing disc golf related.
Tearlock said:
Well you could start by providing the url of the exercises you found. I'm curious to see the recommendations. Particularly to improve snap.
When I was Surfing alot , I had great upper body strength and leg support. Now I'm just happy to be walking the course !!!!
Jay K said:
Triceps extensions for the triceps, bent over rows for the lats, internal and external arm rotations for the rotator cuff (for overhand throws), lunges for the legs, good mornings for the lower back and glutes......there are tons of others, but these are a selection of what I do.
Sorry I forgot to ask about lunges as well. Thanks
Jay K said:
Triceps extensions for the triceps, bent over rows for the lats, internal and external arm rotations for the rotator cuff (for overhand throws), lunges for the legs, good mornings for the lower back and glutes......there are tons of others, but these are a selection of what I do.
What exactly are good mornings? Thanks, Dendog
If I go to a 16 oz can of beer from a 12 oz can of beer. Will the 16 oz curls help my game at all?
I think general strength, flexibility, balance and endurance training is helpful for any sport including disc golf.

One of the problems of our sport is that most of us throw predominately one way with one arm (RHBH or whatever). This creates an imbalance of strength and muscle development on one side of our bodies. Were we then to weight train to build up our power for our primary throw this only adds to the imbalance. Without being an expert in physiology (not even a little bit), it seems to me that total body conditioning would be best.

For the past year I have done training at the University of Michigan Medsport Athletic Performance Clinic. Every session seems to be based on the total body conditioning concept. I have seen other folks in the program who are from other sports (football, baseball, track, golf, etc.) and what they do seems to be the same kind of things I do. If there is a "magic bullet" program which makes someone a better disc golfer quickly and easily I don't know what it is.
I know of at least one top disc golf person that weight trains. I'd be curious if some of the others did as well.

couldn't hurt and I could see how it could actually help in many ways.

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