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Golfing Recovery Using Light Manual Muscle Relaxation

Golfing Recovery Using Light Manual Muscle Relaxation

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increase performance through recovery after playing golf-Light Manual muscle Relaxation offers a light alternative recovery solution that can be used while waiting to tee off or after play has ended
increase performance through recovery after playing golf-Light Manual muscle Relaxation offers a light alternative recovery solution that can be used while waiting to tee off or after play has ended

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The Golfer Post Event Recovery using the World Run Recovery System

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Golfing Recovery

‘Getting the edge’ and keeping it

I am an ultra-marathon recovery specialist who works with ultra distance runners and walkers (see www.worldrun.org) but I work in other areas as well-I deal with muscle soreness, stiffness, tightness, and ongoing recovery problems of the legs Getting a fast recovery is important for the ultra marathoner because they have to spend as much time as possible on the track getting as much distance as they can in the length of time specified by the event organizers-this can be 6-12-24-48 hours or ranging up to 2 or 3 years as done by Jesper Olsen on his world runs The less time they spend on the recovery table during an event, the more quality time they can spend gaining distance-if their nearest competitor is spending 1 1/2 hours in the recovery area, and they can cut their own time in recovery down to 10-15 minutes, it gives them ‘the edge’ they need in distance

Light Manual Muscle Relaxation was developed for ultra people who only needed something light and easy to do track or roadside in the extreme conditions they compete in-but the advantage to the golfer using the same recovery system to is that they can spend more time on the course, playing or practising-a better recovery may also help them keep their edge during tournaments 1 Copyright 2008 Michael Gillan ultra marathon recovery specialist http://golf-recovery.aching-legs-relief.com

The Golfer Post Event Recovery using the World Run Recovery System Tightness and loss of flexibility in the legs and lower back can affect playing power-these areas can tighten up while walking around the course; if you just sit down just for a few minutes for a rest, the muscles will cool down and stiffen up On standing to tee off, the muscles will have shortened making it impossible to swing with full muscle strength and possibly putting the muscles at risk of ripping some fibers-it can also put stress on the skeletal system, which also adds to the injury risk To reduce the negative effects of cooled un-stretched muscles, the golfer should be doing warming exercises during any break in play-unfortunately, not many golfers do, and not many of them have a sports massage therapist, or physiotherapist to help them mid tournament when they need it most Whether amateur or professional, most golfers would like to get the edge over any residual muscle soreness and stiffness from walking around the course- muscle stiffness in the legs can affect the player’s flexibility reducing the strength of swing and follow through Light Manual Muscle Relaxation may give the golfer a pro-active do-it-yourself recovery system when there is no other help available It is a Do-It-Yourself method based on encouraging the muscles and tissues to assist in their own recovery-it works with the muscles not on them • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • It is not a massage system It is not invasive It is not aggressive It is not time consuming It does not need disrobing It does not need oil applied to the skin It does not need strong hands and fingers It does not need hand/brain coordination It does not need equipment It does not work on the muscles It does not work on any specific injuries It does not threaten the integrity of the muscles It does not use force on the muscles It does not need more than a few minutes to do It does not require a long course or workshop

2 Copyright 2008 Michael Gillan ultra marathon recovery specialist http://golf-recovery.aching-legs-relief.com

The Golfer Post Event Recovery using the World Run Recovery System

the muscles being enlisted to assist in their own recovery

It is a clean-green-recovery machine
Light Manual Muscle Relaxation-an alternative simple oil free, effective option It offers an alternative way of assisting the body to recover without interfering with the healing processes that are already occurring-and it does this without putting the muscles at risk of being injured by too much pressure generated by the ends of the fingers working into the tissues at this early stage of recovery. The system works by using the bodies own mechanics of bones, joints, and muscles to push used blood and toxins from the lower legs-these can then be replaced by fresh blood-oxygen filled blood which will enhance recovery time and speed up the recovery process

The advantage of this type of system is that it gives independence to the golfer to take part in their own recovery-it gives them freedom to start the own recovery when play is finished
Quickly and easily using the principles of

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Simplicity Predictability Consistency

3 Copyright 2008 Michael Gillan ultra marathon recovery specialist http://golf-recovery.aching-legs-relief.com

The Golfer Post Event Recovery using the World Run Recovery System Recovery is important-and the quicker it is started the faster the recovery-the most effective time to get onto this is while they are in the 'window of opportunity'-while both they and the muscles they are still warm and flexible In the normal course of events there is very little injury other than small micro-tears in the over used muscle tissues-unless there has been a problem from an exterior sources such as impact or biomechanical causes (the running shoes, surface, blisters) to increase muscle stress, trained muscles are not injured in the conventional sense Using conventional methods of recovery is not appropriate at this time and it may be ineffective as these are being repaired by the body itself, any intrusive outside interference will slow this process. Light Manual Muscle Relaxation (massage –lite) is a simple recovery system that is easy to use without the need for equipment other than the hands (anything else is a luxury or not necessary)

4 Copyright 2008 Michael Gillan ultra marathon recovery specialist http://golf-recovery.aching-legs-relief.com

The Golfer Post Event Recovery using the World Run Recovery System What they say about Light Manual Muscle Relaxation Michael’s methods of massage and blister care helped me to stay mobile throughout the race and to recover quickly afterwards. His techniques are safe and gentle. Unlike some treatments, which put the runners and walkers at risk of muscle tears or infection, Michael’s techniques are gentle, safe, reassuring, and highly effective. They enhance comfort and flexibility, build confidence, and promote success. This booklet will help others to learn and practice Michael’s methods. It is recommended reading for everyone who walks and runs and who wants to go further, go faster, or just to enjoy life more!!' SANDRA BROWN 1996 Ladies 1000 Mile World Record Holder 1999 Ladies 100 mile Race walking World Record Holder “I know that your massage kept a number of competitors in the event. The cold weather of Saturday afternoon and night certainly got to many of the walkers and your prompt action had them back in the race after a short stop. In years past, that would have ended up as a non-finish. A number of walkers were able to keep going for the full 24 hours on the basis of your expert help.” Tim Ericson Secretary Australian Centurions Club 'I have known Michael Gillan for many years and have always got quick relief for my aches and pains from the stretching he performs'. CLIFF YOUNG-75-80 24 Hour World Record Holder (150.07 kilometers)
A word from Jesper Olsen World Runner about The World Run Recovery System

“If I hadn't had the qualified help from the excellent masseur Michael Gillan, taking several thousands of km out of my legs, I could spare myself the effort!” “My crew for the current stages, Michael Gillan, has proven to have other talents than the quite taxing job of taking care of all the requirements of a really tired ultra runner! He has since years back been working on a new approach to stretching and muscle-rebuilding for ultra runners. I have the last two days tried his careful stretch and massage, and a bit to my surprise the muscles are beginning to feel like before the start back in Greenwich, London!! Usually I doesn’t take massage as the legs of an ultra runner will often be quite sore during the long time events (and especially in an multi-year event like this...), and getting a massage can at times cause more injury and cramping up than good. For example my last massage was some 12 000km ago when I ran the 12-hour competition in Finland. And so far that has been the only one. But Gillan came with best recommendations from my main contact in Australia, Phil Essam, who besides being vice president in the Australian Ultra runners Association has heaps of good knowledge to share. And this new kind of mild massage for ultra runners is definitely one of the good tips! There should be a fair chance that I actually get fresh enough to do some decent running at the 6 Day Race that I have coming up in Colac from the 21.November. I quite look forward to that, even though I can’t expect to make a top class result :-)”
He won! 756.2 kilometers (Jesper holds the record for the longest run in history over 26000 kilometers and the first person to run around the world Taken from www.worldrun.org

5 Copyright 2008 Michael Gillan ultra marathon recovery specialist http://golf-recovery.aching-legs-relief.com

The Golfer Post Event Recovery using the World Run Recovery System This is a result sheet when the World Run Recovery System was developed and shows the gradual changes from working on the muscles to working with them-if this was translated to the triathlete with fatigued muscles they would recovered in a short time
Results from 1995 Coburg 6 day footrace
Name A Krouglikov Day 1 237.2 539 215.2 538 174.4 436 180.4 451 150 375 138.4 346 168 420 132.2 328 142 355 138.2 332 128 320 164 410 Day 2 113.6 284 98.8 247 128.8 322 133.2 333 134 335 108.4 271 119.2 298 96.4 241 91.2 228 86.8 217 80.8 202 91.6 229 Day 3 130 325 98 245 143.6 359 124 310 105.2 263 106.8 267 90 225 99.2 248 90 225 90.8 227 99.2 248 50 125 Day 4 106 365 139.6 349 123.6 309 117.6 294 94.8 237 116.4 274 116.4 291 104.4 261 97.6 244 95.2 238 70 175 115.2 288 Day 5 126 315 138.4 346 138.4 302 110 275 111.6 279 106 265 106 180 92.8 232 88 220 94.4 236 95.6 239 49.6 124 Day 6 108 Kilometers 270 Laps 122.4 Kilometers 306 Laps 122.4 Kilometers 223 Laps 93.2 Kilometers 233 Laps 106 Kilometers 265 Laps 107.2 Kilometers 268 Laps 107.2 Kilometers 247 Laps 133.6 Kilometers 334 Laps 92 Kilometers 230 Laps 84.4 Kilometers 212 Laps 96.6 Kilometers 241 Laps 81.2 Kilometers 203 Laps

T Rusek

M T aylor

B Beauchamp

P Gray

D Parris

I Davis

G Watts

C Young

D Kettle

R Hill

K Fisher

G Pollard

T Rafferty

120 74.8 73.6 68.4 69.6 61.2 Kilometers 300 187 184 171 174 153 Laps The above group came in for Light Manual Muscle Relaxation The below group did not or had their own recovery people 141.6 112.8 104.8 101.6 98 96.4 Kilometers 354 282 262 254 245 241 Laps 145.6 363 152.8 140.8 352 127.2 110.8 277 110.8 82 205 98.4 126.4 287 126.4 84 210 74.8 113.6 284 113.6 108.4 271 114.8 106 kilometers 265 Laps 95.2 kilometers 0 Kilometers Laps 0 kilometers

G McConnel

G Audley S Scanlon

34 0 85 pulled out-blisters 0 0

J Timms

6 Copyright 2008 Michael Gillan ultra marathon recovery specialist http://golf-recovery.aching-legs-relief.com

The Golfer Post Event Recovery using the World Run Recovery System Resource Box

Michael Gillan is an Ultra Marathon Recovery Specialist who has been a masseur around many ultra long distance events both in Australia and internationally since he was a student in 1993 In 1995 while working at a 6 day run, he changed the approach to recovery of the athletes from the conventional way of working on the muscles using the hands and fingers to increase muscle blood circulation, to working with the muscles and making them work on themselves The results from this changeover can be seen on the Coburg result sheet on page 5 In 1996 Michael went to the Nanango 1000 Mile 16 day event where it was tested and helped the worlds 4-5 and 11th to achieve their distances Other notable events the World Run Recovery System was tested on was World Run 1 with Jesper Olsen www.worldrun.org and the World Run 2 training camp in Denmark in 2007 Yes I have worked with golfers-I spent a year working with the eminent golf physiotherapist Ramsay McMaster at the Melbourne Golf Injury Clinic in Australia (Google Ramsay McMaster golf physiotherapist) It was through Ramsay I was introduced to golf injuries, their causes and treatments For other events see www.aching-legs-relief.com *Some research has shown that conventional systems do not help with recovery if it is done within 2 hours of the end of the event-but all agree the athlete is still benefiting from the psychological effect more than the physical as it gives after competition winds down. There is nothing wrong with the legs, the muscles are just fatigued so they is basically nothing to fix on there is no point getting in using complicated recovery systems that • • • • Will cost a great deal of money Will take a lot end of study Will need equipment Will need SOMEONE to use it

http://golf-recovery.aching-legs-relief.com

7 Copyright 2008 Michael Gillan ultra marathon recovery specialist http://golf-recovery.aching-legs-relief.com

The Golfer Post Event Recovery using the World Run Recovery System *References and citations
PubMed-Manual massage and recovery of muscle function following exercise: a literature review. PMID: 9007768 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] The mechanisms of massage and effects on performance, muscle recovery and injury prevention. PMID: 15730338 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] http://www.webmd.com/content/Article/92/101950.htm SOURCES: Hinds, T. Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, August 2004; vol 36: pp 1308-1313.

8 Copyright 2008 Michael Gillan ultra marathon recovery specialist http://golf-recovery.aching-legs-relief.com

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