One of the biggest issues we see with young golfers is their lack of intramuscular communication Think about a cell phone that only has one bar of service. The message still comes across, but it might be spotty or you only get part of it. The same thing goes for these athletes. They would benefit from having an optimal signal with five bars, but are leaving plenty on the table as it relates to performance due to not being able to communicate with their bodies due to poor signaling. About five to fifteen percent of young golfers suffer from hypermobility which is a syndrome that affects connective tissue. There are varying levels, but in general these athletes have a really hard time sending good quality signals throughout their bodies.
Most of these golfers have low levels of activation which lends to inaccuracy and opens the door for injury as well. A result of most of these golfers having very lax joints, they end up not being able to use their muscles to control their swings. The swing is usually determined by the end range of the joints. So rather than accelerating and decelerating the club using the proper muscles, these young athletes tend to create a ton of force and not being able to slow it down the force just slams into the joint which has to absorb all the force being a horrible long term strategy.
Golfers should be able to have good control of the club anywhere in space. This is where proper training strategies can be put in place to increase proprioception as well as stability in these young golfers. If a golfer can’t talk to a certain part of their body and tell it to stay stable or move independent of another body part, then it makes it real hard to create power or move with efficiency. If you think about putting a crane in quicksand, it’s the same concept. These young athletes are sitting on all this power, but because they can’t activate muscles and create stability they can’t create a base in which they can use to drive power. Without the ability to create stability accuracy also goes out the window.
5 Min Protocol:
Low to High Sphinx 4 x 10 secs (move hands back 3 inches every set)
(Club) Glute Primer 3 x 10 secs (do all 3 sets on one side before switching sides)
Kneeling Anti-Elevation 2 x 15 secs
Kneeling Anti-Rotation 2 x 15 secs (do one set pushing each direction)
Standing Anti-Elevation 2 x 15 secs
Lunge with Rotation 6 x10 secs (alternate sets on each side of the body)
Download the program for your phone!!!
Please go the following link: http://bit.ly/2tJsB3A
You are putting in your credit card but you will not be charged for anything. It’s how the app requires you to create a profile and join our Free Golf Performance Library. Within the library there are 6 programs. One of them is Neural Primer for the Hyper-mobile Golfer. The first time through it takes about 12 mins and then you should be able to get through this w your golfers in 5 mins. Feel free to send them the link so they can download it.
Once you have created your profile you can go to the app store and download our app Premier Fitness Systems for free. Use the login you created when you set up your account and now you can take your workout to the gym with you. The last important detail is once you enter the app go to plans > select the plan you wish to start > select the first workout and then make sure to hit log in the upper right corner > then click on each exercise and within each exercise click on exercise notes.
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART FOR EVERY WORKOUT TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE DOING BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR EACH EXERCISE IN REGARD TO HOW TO MAKE SURE EACH EXERCISE IS DONE PROPERLY.
Thanks again for all your continued support!