Jump to content

The Hunger Games - and Breathing Techniques

Recommended Posts

  • Administrator

Under Armour did. Dave and I also attended a talk with some other company doing a similar mouth guard.

I don't doubt that there's some decent science behind it. But I'm skeptical that you need a $2k mouth guard and can't just train yourself, or that the benefits are at all significant.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • 8 years later...

I know the thread is old - should I have started a new one?

Anyway - just being working on breathing while chipping. Got 5 different google results: 1. Breathe out during backswing and downswing (David Leadbetter) 2. Dont even think about it 3. Breathe in before backswing and hold until after contact 4. Breathe in on backswing and out on downswing 5. Breathe out before backswing and do not breathe in again until after contact. 

After monitoring myself I realised that I was option 5. But there is more to it. The crucial point was that the trigger for the start of my backswing was a normal breath out. Sometimes my mental focussing on the shot coincided with the breathe and sometimes not. I found I was sometimes starting the backswing before I was ready to hit the shot; just because I had breathed out.

By consciously taking a couple of longer, slower breaths and then exhaling, I could be ready to start the backswing at the same time as breathing out. This has resulted in more relaxed and consistent chipping.

Unless you are lucky enough to follow option 2, I think option 5 is the most logical (at least for short game) as it should lead to more consistent geometry and a more relaxed state.

Keen to hear other views.


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 8/21/2012 at 8:27 AM, iacas said:

Sad that this didn't get discussed. Bit busy catching up but hoping bumping it will be enough to do this.


Lots of people are unaware but something as simple as how your jaw is aligned (or how relaxed the muscles in your face are) can change motor patterns, muscle efficiency, etc.

OT but I can tell how solid of a cue someone is (billiards and pool) by looking at their face. No clenched jaw or other excessive face muscle use is a sign of a good player more often than not. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Let us know how you do. My formula for a great round is to avoid doubles, hit half the greens, get up and down half the time, and throw in a birdie and its a solid 75 all day long.  And really, to shave a stroke or 2 consistently to get down to a 2 or 3 is a lot harder than it sounds.  Good luck in Jax!
    • Play from the forward tees and keep score. It's easier to break par if you've done it before, even if it's from shorter tees.
    • I am shutting down my game somewhat this year as my right ankle is needing surgery and can only take so much golf. I am down to once a week and have full schedule based on that limited frequency. I appreciate you asking me, but sorry I cannot attend.  thank you, Tom
    • maybe im looking at it all wrong . IDK , tomorrow ill be in Jacksonville playing Hidden Hills. just another chance to get it right lol   
    • I watch without the sound and actually have no trouble following along.  It's on right now as I work in my office. ... no sound. 
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. afair1
      (18 years old)
    2. jesikalopez
      (26 years old)
    3. jpokracki
      (60 years old)
    4. krupa
      (46 years old)
    5. ppine
      (71 years old)

  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...