OLDER GOLFERS & PROTEIN
MY MEMBERSHIP IS TOO OLD FOR YOUR PROTEIN STUFF!
We have heard this lots since we launched Max Golf Protein… however we are extremely thankful to say that golfers aged over 60 have been some of our best costumers to date. We regularly contact our stockists and ask who’s buying our products, and while the younger gym-going golfers will probably always be our biggest consumer, we can see the older golfers are now staying away from fizzy drinks and chocolate bars – and thanks to 100’s of health studies their doctors are now telling them to have a high protein, low fat, low sugar diet, and when they try our products and realise they tick all the health boxes AND taste awesome they usually become Max Golf Protein advocates!
We did some further research into this and this is what Denise Webb, PHD, RD says on the behalf of the Todays Dietitian blog:
PROTEIN FOR FITNESS: AGE DEMANDS GREATER PROTEIN NEEDS
BY DENSIE WEBB, PHD, RD
Studies suggest how much protein is needed for active older adults to build and maintain muscle for optimal health.
Older patients and clients need more protein than their younger counterparts. At one time, that would have been considered a controversial statement, but many experts now consider it a fact. Previously, it was believed that high protein intake resulted in bone loss and strained the kidneys, both especially risky for older people. Now it’s been shown that more protein benefits bone health, and getting enough protein is as important as getting enough calcium and vitamin D.
PROTEIN FOR GOLFERS
WHY IS PROTEIN GOOD FOR GOLFERS?
Golf is a demanding sport, and after 18 holes your body needs a good dose of protein to help with those sore backs and legs. Max Golf Protein contains 25g of milk protein and is a healthy drink and snack in one to take out in your golf bag.
Am I going to get massive muscles from having a protein shake on the course?
Definitely not! Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscles, but the only way to actually build muscles is to spend hours lifting weights, so you can rest assured that drinking Max Golf Protein won’t leave you with unexpected bulging biceps!
Why should I have a Max Golf Protein shake instead of my usual chocolate bar and energy drink?
Chocolate bars and energy drinks have a massive amount of sugar in them which will give you a big energy burst that will last for a couple of holes – but what goes up must come down – so when you’ve had this massive boost chances are around 20 minutes afterwards you will crash back down and feel exhausted as well as less able to concentrate.
So why should I choose Max Golf Protein?
Max Golf Protein contains a slow release protein and just the right amount of carbs to keep you going around 18 holes. It keeps you feeling fuller on the course, has a high protein content to help those muscles, and a very low fat content, especially compared to other refreshments available in golf shops. It tastes just as good as (if not better than!) any treat, but has all the health benefits to go with it – we may be biased but it’s a win-win situation.
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FOR GOLF
WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT WITH GOLFERS AND LIFTING WEIGHTS?
Rory is looking like he’s on the way to the Crossfit games, and most of the tops guys on tour won’t stop posting snaps of themselves in the gym! So how does being stronger and leaner actually help with golf?
Strength and conditioning, teamed with a high protein diet, helps these players have a massive advantage in their game. It helps them hit the ball further, their balance is better, their swing is more powerful and dynamic, and it’s given them an extra air of confidence. They’re training hard but the results are paying off.
Now you don’t have to be in the gym 5 days a week or show the same dedication as Rory by any means! But with some basic strength and conditioning exercises and the right amount of protein in your diet you could see some real improvements in your own game.
Later on in our blogs we will be interviewing our very own Max Golf Protein strength and conditioning coach, and he will be showing us some brilliant moves to get that extra oomph out of your game. Stay tuned for golf and fitness tips coming soon….