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The term ‘Muscle Memory’ isn’t a true term as muscles don’t actually have any memory! You can make a muscle fitter through flexibility and strength but it’s the nerves around each muscle that are the learning points. Every nerve is connected to your neurological wiring system running round your body, which is connected to the management muscle – your brain. The brain sends messages through the neurological system to reach a muscle via nerves attached to the muscle thus creating a position or to action a motion. Nerves around each muscle then sends messaging back to the brain to feedback the control of a position or movement, e.g. controlling a balanced movement in relation to gravity.
If a position or a movement is changed from the norm different messaging will be sent back to the brain that initially creates confusion as the neural messaging will differ from what is already imprinted and understood. An example of this type of learning could be writing a short note with your opposite hand? Initially you’d struggle as the neural messaging being used to control your pen and writing hand is different. This causes a panicked state of mind due to your neural messaging changing from the messaging that’s already imprinted in the management muscle – your brain. Typically conscious thought processes are created that leads to multiple and confused neural messages being sent through your neurological system that leads a panicked state of mind when completing the task. This can result in your heart rate rising and the rhythm of your breathing being affected that leads to muscle tension being created.
Repeating a Position or a Swing Motion on a regular basis will create a neurological ‘Feel Based Language’ your body learns and adapts to through repetition by overlaying information that’s already held in your brain, which is known as neural plasticity or brain plasticity. This repetition also creates muscle fitness (flexibility & strength) that ultimately creates an engrained feel based language your body uses to perform with thus developing skill that ultimately becomes subconscious when called upon. With this in mind I’ve created a series of Practice Drills to train a Position or a Swing Motion that if practiced regularly will become automatic (subconscious) by layering information in your brain thus creating Neuroplasticity and Muscle Fitness, that ultimately becomes subconscious in performance as you develop the skill. To get an insight into this type of learning simply choose a Lesson Category listed below to access a series of Training Drills that cover all aspects of your game.
As part of my coaching offer you’ll find a range of bespoke ‘Lesson Packages,’ designed to fix or further develop any area of your golf game. This starts with my FREE video content covering fundamental points that are in all areas of your game. My coaching then leads into 2 levels of Premium Content that hold over 200 lesson tutorials ranging from the longest swing with a Driver to the shortest swing with a Putter, which are supported with a series of swing drills and practice games designed to add structure to your practice. To access the Premium Content, simply ‘Click to Open’ and ‘Sign Up’ – this will open your chosen lesson and will also open all other Premium Content held within each lesson package, the detail of each package can be viewed at the base of this page.
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Hi IanThanks for the short lesson in the SwingZone at the Open. Can’t wait to get on the range to ‘turn left foot out with a wider stance and raise the right heel into thro swing’ yer a gent!RegardsJohn (old bloke)
I was a marshal at the Open and had a lesson with you in the SwingZone on Friday @ 17.00hrs.
You relaxed my grip pressure.
Played the Monday and struggled, felt the club was loose. Then played Tuesday and had 39points to win a charity day, best round for a long time.
Thank you, much appreciated.
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