03 Dec Jan
Yes, I was that 140 lbs. soaking wet skinny kid in high school, that people assume would need to jump around the shower to get any water at all, and who would rely on the crease in his pants to keep them up. I was always below average in length of the tee and relied heavily on my short game to score well. When I met Doug in 2004, we started off with a lot of postural work, since I was also plagued with a hereditary bad back, and a shoulder slouch that could’ve given Notre Dame’s “Bellman” a run for his money. Slowly we incorporated more lifting and weight work-outs, but always keeping functionality and golf as the top priority. His information load to any type of fitness related topic is unparalleled by anyone else I have worked with in this field, whether it concerns nutrition, weight gain/loss, sport specific workout routines etc. In fact, I remember the first few months of doing Doug’s programs in the gym on my own, every session I had at least one person watch me and often consequently ask me what I was doing. What I was doing seemed so unusual, often with moves or exercises, the others had never even seen before. Furthermore, his programs are adaptable to almost any situation. Being a professional golfer, I live out of hotel rooms a lot, with limited space and equipment, yet we’ve always figured a way out, how I can use what I’ve got and train almost as efficiently as in my regular gym.
Since working with him I have gained about 20 lbs. of solid muscle which translated into more yards off the tee. Furthermore, his stretch programs, postural examination, myofascial sessions have helped me not only strengthen my swing, but also increase my body awareness making further technical swing improvements far less difficult to achieve. As fitness/health is much more than just eating right and being in shape physically, but also finding a balance in mind and body, the work with Shishir Inocalla has been the perfect complimentary tool. His wisdom and guidance in Yoga, Tai-Chi and various other methods of body/mind training enable me to take the work I have and am still doing with Doug to a level, which takes one beyond breaking a sweat and feeling the burn. It helps me to develop an inner strength to match my improved physical condition. If you’re looking for an improvement in physical/mental condition, whether it’s for a professional sport or just increased quality of life, and are not afraid to stand out doing things differently in a positive manner, then this team will deliver. Leave your old conceptions of training with your last work out, and get ready for a complete mind/body transformation. It’ll be worth every sore muscle and drop of sweat :o)