It’s time to change the way you train golf performance in the gym, and it all starts with quality of movement. Everything from sequencing in your swing to club head speed all come down to your body understanding the fundamentals of movement. This plan was designed to teach the five principles necessary to drive any good golf performance plan.
All performance starts here. A golfers ability to manage pressure and transfer energy for better swing mechanics. The ability to coordinate the diaphragm and pelvic floor through orientation and positioning to create optimal intra-abdominal pressure creating a canister effect. Optimal activation of the canister helps create a better pressure gradient in which one can create better stability, strength, and power from. This ensures their are no power leaks so maximal driving distance and decreased risk for injuries can occur.
Understanding the skills, concepts, and strategies used for proper movement is essential for optimal patterning, joint positioning, awareness of body in space, and proper sequencing. The ability to move with quality and less compensations allows for a more consistent swing and better mechanics. These fundamentals must be drilled in to allow for the body to increase overall of capabilities of the body which will enhance joint health, integrity, and resilience.
Mastering foundational patterns that involve various body parts and provide the basis of physical literacy will prevent compensations in your swing and better sequencing. These patterns are the precursor patterns to the more specialized and complex skills used in sport as well as in the gym. Understanding and mastering these skills will allow optimal transferability to your game while minimizing risk for injury.
Challenging the body with new patterns has a direct effect on the central nervous system, providing stimulus for options that your body owns. This ensures in any given situation on the course your body can facilitate the necessary patterns limiting compensation to produce the desired result. Providing new stimulus to the body as part of your training helps to optimize and sustain structural ease through balanced movement behavior.
“Being in the zone”is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. This is the part of training where an athlete can start to string together movements with no thought. Listening and connecting with the body and going where it takes you. This is where the brain and body become one and where optimal intramuscular communication is born.