Gyrotonics is unique in the sense that it is a holistic approach to moving one’s body, and operates on all planes rather than just the vertical and horizontal. For this and many other reasons, Gyrotonics is a highly beneficial component to any athletic training program.
By using the pulley tower designed to work on all planes of movement, Gyrotonics builds resiliency at every angle, making the body dynamically adaptable to unexpected circumstances that may arise in a sport. It’s ability to rebalance the body through symmetrical and low impact movements makes it ideal for athletes who specialise in one-sided movements, such as tennis, golf, baseball, and boxing.
In addition, Gyrotonic works wonders on an athlete’s mental state. It trains people to maintain calm breathing and focus as they stress their bodies physically. It develops breath control and encourages full use of the diaphragm muscle, the primary muscle involved in breathing. By attuning the body to this breath, Gyrotonic movements foster a strong mind-body connection. True inner athletes must be calm, sharp, focused, and adaptable under high-pressure situations, and Gyrotonic allows these skills to grow alongside the more physical demands.
Gyrotonic is beneficial for sports players of all kinds, but this is especially so for golfers and tennis players.
Specialised golf exercises help you get the feel of a correct golf swing, training your body to move differently and swing the golf club more consistently. You may notice improvements in…
- Playing consistently
- Hitting the ball further and straighter
- Increasing strength in hip and shoulder turn
- Improving arm rotation
- Strengthening wrists and foreams
- Learning proper lower body movement and positioning
- Loosening and strengthening lower back through rocking motions
- Proper spine movement during spiral rotation
Andy Murray, one of Britain’s top tennis players, is said to be a devotee of using the Gyrotonic method to improve his tennis game. Some areas specific to tennis players are upper and low body alignment and form, as well as exercises which increase the rotation of the spine, and strengthen wrists, core, and back muscles in order to improve serves, volleys, and ground strokes. The emphasis on breathing is also key to remaining focused while maintaining muscle health and responsiveness.