What do you do to warm up?

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What do you do to warm up?

Postby coogs » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:57 am

Do you have any set routine or set of stretches that helps you get ready for a round? I don't have one set yet (haven't found something I like) and I don't get in any kind of groove till the fourth hole, which, of course, hurts my round.
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Postby Rooster » Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:05 am

i stretch from the ankles up before each round. especially my hammi's. when those cramp it hurts real bad so those are my most important stretches.

i like to throw a few warm up drives and mid shots and put in 15 minutes of putting.
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Postby Weebl » Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:12 am

I get a rhythmic breathing going when getting set up for putts and practicing (5-10 min) before rounds. I also have a little routine for every drive, upshot, sidearm, overhand, scoobr, ect.
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Postby dflaschiii » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:19 pm

Took a yoga class a year ago and picked up some stretches that are awesome for disc golf, as far as rotating the entire trunk of the body, working the back, shoulders and groin/hamstring all at the same time. So I do about 10 min of stretches before a round--I advise all to pick up a yoga book at the library and check it out, some of these simple positions really improve physical (and mental) health.

If I'm playing with friends I try to get them to play catch with me for awhile before a round, usually with a Classic Roc or Aviar. Helps my timing, gets me running around, gets the blood moving.

If alone I first throw maybe 50 putts, all within 25 feet, making sure I finish with five in a row from 15 feet since missing those makes me want to tear the basket out of the ground. Then on the first tee I throw all my putters as warm up drives.

I freaking hate it when I'm playing with someone who wants to just hop out of the car and start chucking discs, my score always suffers.
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Postby Terrence » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:26 pm

I use to be a get up and throw player. I've adopted longer and more thurough warmups however. I'll throw 20-30 putts to feel my timing, some approaches with putters, and make some drives with several different lines and angles of release.

If I ever get stuck playing a round with no warmup, the first six or so holes are always rough. After that my throws smooth out and I'll finish strong.
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Postby Amateur » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:42 pm

The first 9 are my warmup. Then I run through 18 once or twice. If I'm waiting on a friend or 2 I will putt on hole 18 (way convineint). Catch always seems to just happen. Cooincidentally I'm way better at throwing than catching.
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Postby calvarycoffee » Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:05 am

on a hot day, i roll down the windows on the way to the course. that gets me "warm."

i know it sounds like a joke, but run the heater in your car to warm up your body. (it's like the hot-tub theory). depending on your passengers preference of course.

remember playing discgolf on a butt cold day? now on a hot day? big difference, egh?

note: don't try the "drink-something-hot-to-warm-up" warm up. it only stimulates a bowl movement (which is scientifically true, by the way).
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Postby Rob » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:34 am

I either do one of two things:

1. If i ever go and play without warming up it always takes me about 9 holes to start feeling good. So if i have time ill play the front nine as a warm-up. At my course the 9th hole leads right back to hole 1 so its perfect.

2. And if i wanna get a round going a little quicker ill just putt for 10 minutes or so. Then empty my bag on the first hole throwing every disc in my bag. Go collect them and then start.
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Postby Pagan » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:47 am

In route to course I play some metal (which usually gets me pumped).
On arrival I usually stretch a bit (about 5 minutes) throw some low power accuracy shots on hole 1 with my clones and maybee putt a bit unless the others in group are jonesin to throw.

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