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Old 03-29-2014, 01:50 AM
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How much is too much?

I am a teacher and in the summer, I plan to play like crazy all around Texas and then some.

How often should I play or rest? I am in fairly good condition. I play in a soccer league on Sundays, basketball with the kids at school, and mobility training at home.

I currently play and practice enough that my shoulders are a bit sore every now and then. I try to practice putting every day for 30 minutes to one hour.

Thanks for any and all suggestions?

~ edd
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:03 AM
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You have to ask yourself what your disc golf goals are. Are you trying to beat top pros? Be the next Climo? Or do you just want to have fun.

Once you realize what you want out of the game, your question will answer itself.
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:08 AM
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I want to have fun, yet I am somewhat competitive as well ... I just started out and I am currently addicted.

Looking for people to play with and learn from.

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Old 03-29-2014, 02:42 AM
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Play at least one league or tournament round every week. Get to a course before it gets crowded and throw five drives on every hole once a week. Go hard for about a month playing to your hearts content, then don't throw a disc for two weeks. Buy plastic, watch videos, read technique forums, shoot hoops, but avoid throwing any discs. Catch with a frisbee is okay. After the break you will be huking like never before.
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:49 AM
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Stretch out, stay hydrated, and play as much disc golf as you can. My two cents!
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:38 AM
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If you're playing quite often and your arms are still getting sore, you are either strong arming it or just doing something wrong. Just a forewarning. Stretching is crucial!

Other than that, have fun and learn from some locals on the course!
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:54 AM
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If you're playing quite often and your arms are still getting sore, you are either strong arming it or just doing something wrong. Just a forewarning. Stretching is crucial!

Other than that, have fun and learn from some locals on the course!
I think that's a good point. You really shouldn't be that sore if you're throwing properly. Although, it looks like you're relatively new, so it could just be a matter of giving it some time to get your technique down. Then, as you progress, you'll be able to play more often without being sore.

I personally don't like playing more than 3-4 days a week. Gives at least two or three days to rest.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:32 PM
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Try to play no more than 6 rounds a day and you should be good.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:51 PM
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6 rounds a day? Thats a lot of golf for one day, unless it's a tiny course. I try to play one round a day, every day, except Monday and Friday. If I'm not having fun, or I get sore, I take 2 days off in a row.
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:04 PM
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My arms are not sore. Just the space between my shoulders. I do stretch., part of the mobility training.

Thanks for the tips and ideas.
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