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Let Off the Throttle

Training is one thing I truly enjoy in life.  One of my favorite parts of the week is Saturday. If I am not coaching, I sleep in, eat two good meals, open up the gym after hours to train with 3-4 of my friends who are serious athletes. I am the runt of the litter. […]

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The Junior Golf Epidemic

As Fall is upon us and school has started, the Girls High School Season has started without much of a break from the Summer grind and the Junior Golf Boys are trying to catch their breath after a summer filled with heavy travel and play. This is the time of the year that, as a […]

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The Central Nervous System in Strength and Speed Development

The central nervous system (CNS) plays the leading role in strength and speed development.  When a previously untrained athlete begins a new training regimen, or an athlete sees a shift in stimulus, changes in the CNS can be expected.  This is one reason why we shift through the Strength – Speed continuum the way we […]

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Wrist Pain in Golf… or Wrist Problem?

(originally published on www.ptstrengthcoach.com, July 2016) The wrist is an area that we commonly see golfers present with pain in, particularly when the frequency of play increases.  It is a relatively smaller joint compared to the other major ones in the body (shoulder, hips, knees, ankles) but a very important one, particularly in the game of […]

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Is Pelvic Tilting Wrong?

(Originally published by www.ptstrengthcoach.com April, 2016) An internal battle has been waging in my mind over this topic for the past month or so.  I have polled the other coaches I work with, our interns and anyone I can find who I think might have an opinion.  So I thought why not throw it out […]

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In Season Training for the Junior Golfer

With the heat of the junior golf tournament season upon us, I wanted to share with you what we are working on with our junior golfers in the hopes that you may be able to implement similar strategies to stay powerful and healthy through this very dense part of the season. We get this question […]

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Shoulder Mechanics

Athletes these days, including golfers, face unique problems that previous generations didn’t have. All athletes are asked to be more powerful, more accurate, and more consistent than ever while our environments fight relentlessly against us. We, and especially children, don’t play, climb trees, carry heavy objects, or move like we used to. We’ve traded these […]

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Olympic Lifting – Pros and Cons for Golf and General Performance

The Olympic lifts are some of the more controversial aspects of fitness programs due to the extremely high level of skill required to perform them and the mobility and stability demands the lifts put on athletes. All strength coaches can agree that power development in athletes is a top priority, but there is a great deal of disagreement as […]

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Soft Tissue Techniques

 Within the body, there are many muscles which are surrounded by fascia. Fascia is similar to ligaments and tendon, in that it is formed primarily of collagen. Fascia’s role in the body is to attach to muscles, enclose them, and separate them. Deep fascia is the dense fibrous connective tissue that is flexible and provides […]

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Screenings and Performance

Screens have become a popular trend in sports medicine in an attempt to keep players from injury and improve on-field performance. A very recent article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine by Roald Bahr put these screening methods into question, calling to light the complexity of understanding injury risk and possible risk factors in such […]

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Macon Tunstall

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