Do any of you serious players lift weights? My wife finally got me the weight set I have been dying for, but I know even a little soreness will throw off my pool game. Any advice on minimizing the damage to my pool progress?
You will probably feel an awkward adjustment to your game when you start working out but I think you will find once you get past it that your game might just improve. Healthier body = more stamina, more strength, more balance and control, and usually more confidence. Make sure you're doing a lot of stretching too so you're not so tight when you go to play pool. One of the best road players I know makes it a point to go jogging when he's traveling. Best of luck.