In Part 1 and 2 we worked on basic upper and lower body golf fitness strengthening exercises with ARPwave guru Jay Schroeder and PGA Pro Arron Oberholser.
In Total Golf Fitness Part 3, we join ARPwave developer Denis Thompson and once again Arron Oberholser for a pre-game warm-up (Get Loose).
“Last year I had a back injury that took me out of a big chunk of the PGA tour, and I found the ARPwave training and recovery protocols through my wife who has been doing them for the last 3 or 4 years. And since nothing else was working, I said fine, I’m going to go see these guys. So they start out doing what they call search and destroy, which is searching for any hot spots and then they have specific protocols to get rid of them. ARPwave stands for Accelerated Recovery Performance wave.”
– Arron Oberholser, PGA Pro
We have Aaron all hooked up to the ARPwave to do what we call our loosening protocol. We have the electrodes on both sides of the spine and we are going to turn him side to side to test his range of motion. Now remember, Arron is a professional golfer, so he is already going to have a great range of motion. So what we are going to do is relax these muscles to increase his range of motion dramatically. So now, we have turned on the ARPwave so the muscle is relaxed and now you can see he can go to its fullest extremity. And by doing that, for all the weekend golfers, who have sore backs and stiffness, it eliminates that completely.
And the next thing we are going to do is loosen up his hamstrings. For golf, these are the two main loosening protocols, for other activities there are up to 7 body parts. As you can see, he is touching his toes very quickly, and the reason for this is the body is designed to move at high velocity and not low velocity.
When most people think of electrical current, if they’ve been to physical therapy, they think of E-stim (Russian electrical stimulation modality), you think of the muscle going into contraction and shortening. The ARPwave puts the muscle into an eccentric contraction, which is a lengthening contraction, so this instantaneously eliminates any tightness. These Loosening protocols will give the golfer more whip, more speed, and more distance.