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Strength Training and Walking

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This is just a nice story about what's happened to me after more strength training the last 2.5 months.

I'm in my mid 40's, in good shape, but not at all a fitness junkie or gymrat. I typically walk, but the last 2.5 mos I've been playing all my rounds w/ my dad, who is currently in chemo, and we've been riding together. During this time, I also started a much more rigorous strength training regimen (again inspired by my dad's challenges), and have made decent progress. My cardio regimen didn't change.

I've never felt tired walking 18, or so I thought. Yesterday, I walked 18 for the first time in the last few months, and I was surprised at how light the bag felt (I carry).  Although there's a good chance i'm biased in my memory, it felt like my shoulders were lighter, I had a lighter step, and that energy made it easier to be a little more stable in my golf swing. Previously, walking was never a big effort, but there was an effort. But yesterday's round felt effortless. I felt I could have played another sport like tennis or basketball w/ no problem, right off the 18th green. 

So yea, feeling fantastic and I recommend it! 

 

(I did consider putting this in the fitness thread, but thought it kinda fit more here. mods feel free to move it)

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