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We have all heard the phrase “load and explode,” but what does that mean? Well, “loading” is all about stretching into the muscle tissue before “exploding” or contracting that muscle tissue to create movement. It’s my working theory that if golfers can learn how to better load few key areas (ankles, hips, and the core, to name a few), they can improve their consistency and performance on the course.

In the video, I offer three exercises that can help golfers train a more efficient turn in their swing. They use something called eccentric loading, a component of flexibility. Typically when we think of flexibility, our thoughts go to muscle length. While that is important, it is also essential to have good elasticity of that muscle tissue, which is what eccentric loading is all about.

The goal of eccentric loading is to create elasticity through a stretch reflex, so the exercises require golfers to focus on the stretch portion of the patterns, or “loading.” Doing so can help them learn how to better load their achilles/calves, lateral hamstrings, glutes, obliques and core, which can improve their ability to deliver the club on the right path and help prevent swing faults such as early extension, sway/slide and reverse spine angle.

Keep in mind that both muscle elasticity and length are important, and for that reason I always recommend that golfers see a certified golf fitness instructor for an assessment to address each golfer’s specific needs.

For more information on golf fitness and fitness in general, check outwww.roykhouryfitness.com or feel free to email me royfkhoury@gmail.com

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Roy Khoury, founder of Roy Khoury Fitness Studio in Newport Beach, CA, is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 3 Golf Fitness Instructor and certified in Functional Movement Screen (FMS). He works with a wide range of golfers, from weekend players to PGA Tour-level golfers. Roy is currently studying Soma Training, and is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton, where he studied Kinesiology. He takes pride in being a team member with local golf Instructors and medical professionals to help golfers reach their goals.

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