Different sport, same problems

At the end of last week I went to a 2 day certification

 

It was with a fantastic company called TPI from America, who specialise in golf

 

Now it may not seem the usual sort of course that I’d go on with it being about golf, but there are a hell of a lot of similarities

 

And that goes for pretty much all rotational sports

 

Yes the final outcome is different, but the kinetic sequence (how we move our body parts) to get there is the same

 

That goes for golf, bowling, batting, boxing, javelin etc

 

So it here I thought I could get some absolute gems of information out of it

 

The way I look at things when it comes to course is that even if you leave with just 1 new nugget of info that can help fast bowlers then it’s worth it

 

It also reinforces how much more there is to learn as well

 

Now what golf definitely is is ahead of cricket in the technology and how they use it to help their players

 

Its very rare that first class cricketers in the UK who are not involved in the ECB set up can get some biomechanical analysis at a high level

 

And at high level im talking about technology that gives useable date about something like the kinetic sequence, and if a bowler is utilising it for maximum efficiency

 

But its pretty freely available for non pro golfers at clubs

 

And what TPI do so brilliantly is using the data they have collected since 2003 they can do a physical movement screen which can give you valuable info that can predict where in your swing you will break down

 

And the interesting thing was golfers big issues are stress responses and fractures just like fast bowlers

 

But theirs occurs on right side whereas bowlers in the left (right arm players)

 

They are trying to get ahead of this by fixing movement first, then seeing the effect the freely moving body has on the swing

 

And they found it is usually a very high one and so the actual coaching needed directly on the swing is minimal

 

But where they blow us out the water is cricket is still trying to fix the action before looking at the movement

 

Obsessed with GPS data when there is no return to play criteria

 

Wanting to lift the shit out of players who have fundamental movement dysfunctions

 

And whilst it still does it, more and more will break

 

Which is why it was so refreshing to see this approach and know we are doing everything we can to help our bowlers

 

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Dewsy