Posts tagged breathing
13 Pieces of the Athletic Performance Puzzle

I had the pleasure of listening to a very interesting lecture by the au-natural, self-care guru Don Tolman at the World Golf Fitness Summit, if you haven't heard Don lecture...well you are missing out.  During his talk he touched on the number '13' and why it has been deemed unlucky and bastardized in our current society.  Don talked about the ancient power of the number 13 and how it is still engrained in current secret societies logos such as the Illuminati, Masons, number of Stripes in the American flag...alright that's enough conspiracy theory talk, I get a kick out of the stuff.

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"My breath was lightning"

"The muscular system lies at a 'functional crossroad' since it is influenced by both the PNS and CNS"

   - Vladimir Janda

This quote should be one of many foundational thoughts for any clinician, trainer, athlete, etc...  This is also of utmost importance for understanding one of the keys to a powerful, accurate and repeatable golf swing.  There are three interconnected parts to general balance, consisting of 'propioceptive' balance, muscle balance and neurological balance.  Within each of these areas of balance lie subcategories that allow us (practitioners, coaches, trainers) to fully understand and have impact on changing/improving athlete mechanics.

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