Explanar, the golf training system invented by PGA Pro Luther Blacklock, has received two glowing endorsements from scientific and fitness experts in Canada and the United States to add to the already powerful testimony from world No 1 coach Butch Harmon.
David Ostrow, CEO at Body Balance for Performance, a golf specific fitness chain says, “We first took a look at Explanar 12 months ago in San Diego and have been assessing its performance as a piece of golf fitness equipment. After very positive findings and an enthusiastic response from our franchise operators we decided to endorse Explanar. We already have Explanars at several of our centres and the roll-out is continuing. We’ve devised an Explanar exercise routine aimed at strengthening specifically the core golfing muscles. Specificity is key. Importantly it ensures that when we work with our clients we are remaining true to the principles practiced by our PGA partners. We complement and reinforce their efforts.”
Chris Bertram, Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the University College of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia conducted an independent study into the impact that Explanar in golf learning versus conventional methods. His results were conclusive. Professor Bertram commented, “The results of our independent testing clearly demonstrate that Explanar can positively and significantly impact the golf swing. Explanar works by engaging the golfers own internal pro-prioceptive mechanisms in the complex process of learning – or learning to improve – this most complex of motor skills.
“As a training tool, Explanar is truly unique in its ability to allow the golfer to gain the kinaesthetic sense of what proper swing mechanics should feel like as opposed to other popular training aids which rely heavily on providing feedback in abstract intellectual terms, or by merely pointing out swing flaws.
“By allowing the performer to experience first-hand the proper swing plane and its associated biomechanics, Explanar serves to expedite the nervous system’s transformation of swing thoughts into real and measurable improvements in the golf swing. In our study Explanar consistently slowed tempo, increased clubhead speed and delivered a squarer club face at impact.”
Tony Clark, managing director of Explanar, added, This is a powerful endorsement of Explanar’s growing influence in instruction, training and fitness. Explanar is now used by PGA professionals in 27 countries and the Home System by amateurs in 16 countries. We launch a Junior model in the Spring and advance orders have exceeded expectations.
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