Q&A: What is the RED ZONE Challenge?
How much accuracy can I expect to increase during The Red Zone Challenge?
Quite a bit. Most people who follow the program report more greens in regulation as well as birdie putts. Considering this gives them more chances at par and birdie, their scores have come down an average of 6 strokes over the course of 6-weeks. Couple this with our Power and Distance Challenge for maximal results (you are more accurate with your 9-iron, right?)…
How fast can I become more accurate with the The Red Zone Challenge?
This really depends on how well you stick to the program. If you do all of the programming as prescribed, you can see results in as little as 10 days. If you half-ass it, well, expect half-ass results.
The secret ingredient to this program is distance control and tempo. These give us more consistent striking in conjunction with better accuracy.
Will The Red Zone Challenge workouts help me turn fat into muscle?
No, this is a myth that is as old as Betty White. Nutrition is the best weapon against fat. Our workouts are designed to build strength, balance, power, and flexibility. All of these together will improve your golf game. Losing weight will also help your golf game as well, but the The Red Zone Challenge is focused on adding balance, strength, and stamina to your Golf Body. After all, you can’t fire a cannonball from a canoe… stable it good. Stable brings consistency. Consistency brings lower scores.
When should I workout? Is it better to workout in the morning?
It doesn’t matter when you workout. It only matters that you workout. Consistency is key to success with this program. So find a time when you can be alone and focus on your workouts. Eliminate all distractions.
I don’t understand the format of the The Red Zone Challenge workouts. Can you explain what supersets are?
Supersets are paired exercises done back to back. There is no rest when moving from exercise A to exercise B. However, we do rest after both exercise A and exercise B have been completed.
Here is an example superset:
2A) Plank (elbows) x :30 hold
2B) Lying Hip Extension x :60
2C) Opposites Attract (loop band) x :30
- Perform the above circuit with no rest between exercises. Rest 1 minute after completing the circuit.
- Repeat the circuit twice more for a total of 3 rounds, resting 1 minute between each. After
- completing all rounds rest 1 minute and move on to circuit 3.
For exercises where you do each side, if you list 30 seconds per side, does that mean I do the exercise on one arm or leg for 30 seconds and then perform the same exercise with my opposite arm or leg?
What does tempo mean?
The first number refers to the lowering phase of the exercise, then the next number refers to a pause (if there is any), and the third number refers to the lifting phase of the exercise.
For example, in a pushup done at 2-0-1, you would take 2 seconds to lower your body, no pause, and then one second to lift yourself back up.
I see the The Red Zone Challenge Workout schedule calls for 30 minutes of easy activity on off days. What activities qualify for easy activities?
Included in this program are Flexibility and Stretching routines to use on your off days. These will count as your easy activity. If you feel adventurous, you can use the stretching routines before before or first thing in the morning.
Most of us lead sedentary lifestyles. As golfers though, we have an off day activity we can plug in for this 30 minutes of easy activity. Putting on the practice green, going to the driving range, walking nine holes all qualify as easy activity. Even riding in a cart and playing golf count as easy activity.
If you find you can’t play golf due to cold weather or rain you may walk on a treadmill. Go to the mall and walk around. The key is getting off your ass and doing something. Stop watching the TV and move around.
Yoga and Pilates are good off day activities as well. Just don’t overdo them, our workouts are going to be strenuous.
The more overweight you are, the more you should focus on non-weight bearing activities. Swimming and bicycling are great activities.
Remember, it’s an easy activity, it should NOT be intense.