This week I am very excited to announce our guest, Liam Hennessy. Liam is one of the legends in the world of strength, conditioning, and golf fitness. He works as a sports performance scientist and consultant, and has worked with some of the greatest athletes in the world, from many sports, including Padraig Harrington.
The treatment protocol Liam uses to relieve pain and restore function is based heavily on the osteopathic philosophy that the body functions as an integrated unit. By evaluating and treating dysfunction within the musculoskeletal, myofascial and nervous systems.
In this episode, Liam shares some of his incredible stories on his journey, including his early days pole vaulting for Ireland to some of the adventures he's had while working with Padraig. It is these experiences and "experiments" that have helped him discover and develop his work with his clients. Always searching for new ways to learn and find out what works best, Liam is a constant student and teacher. And while some of these stories venture in the "extremes," Liam cautions that often, we jump in too quickly and want results so fast that we forget about the fact that performance is a process that can't be rushed.
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Liam Hennessy’s Background
Liam developed an interest in sport and particularly athletics from his teenage years, where he competed at middle distance track and cross-country for Clonliffe Harriers Athletic Club in Santry, Dublin.
Liam also attended college in North Carolina, on an athletic scholarship and won U.S. national team honors at cross-country whilst there.
He has worked with people from all backgrounds from elite athletes competing at European and World Championships to those suffering from difficult conditions and chronic pain.
Highlights from this Episode
Liam’s background growing up in Ireland, and how he went from Irish hurling, to pole vaulting, to sports performance science, and eventually into golf.
Liam’s take on plyometrics and heavy lifting to prime yourself for strong performance.
How he came to work with some of the top athletes in the world as a performance consultant.
Why golf is the most explosive and dynamic game from a performance perspective.
The biggest mistakes golfers make on a regular basis.
Liam’s views on recovery, and why nothing is as important as sleeping well.
CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Christy O’Connor Jnr.
What are you excited about in your near future?
How we can use technology and science to help us in sports performance, and how to simplify the process.
Where to Find Liam Hennessy:
Setanta College: https://www.setantacollege.com/usa/
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