Massage as a Performance Enhancement Tool

Massage is a popular way of relieving stress and promoting relaxation in our fast-paced world.  Once considered a complementary or alternative medicine, massage treatments have become more mainstream and are increasingly being offered alongside standard treatments for a wide range of medical conditions. Numerous studies cite the benefits of massage, demonstrating that it can be…

Hydration Strategies for Junior Golfers

Adequate hydration is important for good health and optimal sports performance. With up to 55-60% of our bodies composed of water, it is involved in numerous important functions including (but not limited to) cell metabolism, regulation of body temperature and cognitive function. Notably, in sporting events/activity lasting longer than 40-60 minutes, consuming water along with food (i.e.,…

Physical competency testing held evenings at the Performance Center

With the recent addition of Golf BioDynamics to the IJGA, students have begun a series of physical competency tests in effort to solidify personalized benchmarks for the year ahead. Such testing will not only provide Karen Harrison, Director of Health & Athletic Development, with an initial report of student capabilities but also a way to measure…
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