Roy McAvoy Moment:
From 2 up with 2 to play in a Ryder Cup format Jeff let his thoughts drift towards the negative end of the spectrum and it cost him a draw in his match.
Lesson learned: Focus on hitting the good shot rather than avoiding the negative.
“Done is better than perfect”
Where should we start looking to make improvements in our physical abilities?
Start by looking for limitations within your swing. Things like low flexibility in your back not allowing full rotation, or restriction in your hips that don’t let you get through the ball. If you can eliminate these (or improve them as much as possible) then it frees you up mentally knowing that you can make a good swing. (Then you don’t have to think and be so technical!)
How can we recover from our range time & workouts?
Swing backwards! If you start working the body in the opposite direction it helps you develop the proper neural pathways and motor skills to then swing the correct direction. Start with 20 swings focused on BASIC tempo & weight shifting.
Advanced: Try it with an aiming stick and try to get that same whistle backwards as forwards.
Take a pinch of sea salt to add to your water for better hydration and mineral replenitionment.
Last resort - dilute some Gatorade with water.
Proteins & fats - YES!!! (beef jerky, protein shake)
Carbs sugars - NO!!! (hotdogs & burgers at the turn)
If you’re starting to get hungry or thirsty you’ve waited too long.
A solid base and functional structure lead to the biggest gains:
Lots of times this is as easy as focusing on posture or learning how to do squats or lunges properly. Also, don’t skip leg day!
Jeff’s favorite exercise: A deadlift - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nal7h31Cs-A
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