Bryson's Secret Weapon
How Muscle Activation Techniques® Helped Bryson Dechambeau Win the U.S. Open
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Bryson's secret weapon : Coloradan Greg Roskopf

At only 26 years old, Bryson Dechambeau is one of the world’s youngest international golf champions. A 7-time PGA Tour winner and 2020 U.S. Open Champion, he is only the fifth player in history to win the NCAA Dl Championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same year. But achieving that level of success took a toll on his body.

Greg has worked as a consultant for various professional sports teams including: the Denver Broncos, the Utah Jazz, and the Denver Nuggets.  Beyond this, Greg works with clients at all physical capability levels who are looking to address challenges they experience due to injury, stress, or trauma to their muscular system.

“I think this needs to be shared with the world.” – DeChambeau

Bryson's In-Depth Interview With Greg Roskopf

MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

At only 26 years old, Bryson Dechambeau is one of the world’s youngest international golf champions. A 7-time PGA Tour winner and 2020 U.S. Open Champion, he is only the fifth player in history to win the NCAA Dl Championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same year. But achieving that level of success took a toll on his body. The constant wear and tear of hitting countless balls on the course and the range afflicted him with back and hip pain, which impacted his life both on and off the golf course. 

“Everything hurt, even sleeping” – Dechambeau

Everything changed when Dechambeau started working with Greg Roskopf, pioneer of a revolutionary methodology called Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT). Roskopf had applied his breakthrough techniques with great success to the Denver Broncos, the Utah Jazz, and the Denver Nuggets, and he knew that MAT could help Dechambeau. The key to staying on the golf course for the long haul, Roskopf explained to Dechambeau, was to get his body out of that protective state so that his muscles could contract more efficiently.

“I was literally thinking, if I didn’t change something, I would eventually need surgery. But then I talked to Greg, he said no, no, no, don’t do any of that. We’re going to teach your body to tolerate the force.” – DeChambeau

"MAT Can Potentially change and revolutionize the workout industry and the way we treat bodies in the future."

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How Bryson DeChambeau Gained 50 lbs to Break Tiger Woods' Driving Record

Golfer Bryson DeChambeau approached trainer Greg Roskopf and told him he wanted to be the longest driver on the PGA tour. A year and a half later, he’s hitting golf balls like he’s Happy Gilmore. Join Greg as he breaks down how he developed the weight training regiment that helped Bryson DeChambeau break Tiger Woods’ record for longest average drive on the tour.

THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH: PAIN ISN'T THE REAL PROBLEM

When you’re suddenly hit with a serious injury, it’s natural to want to focus on stopping the pain. But Roskopf explains that pain isn’t the real problem at all. It’s only a symptom of a deeper problem.

“Whenever you have stress, trauma or overuse, it results in inflammation that alters the communication between the nervous system and the muscle system,” Roskopf says. “The muscles can’t fire efficiently, so they can’t stabilize the joints and protect you from injury.”

“I had an unrelated injury when I was playing in the John Deere classic. I dislocated my shoulder because there was just too much rough and I couldn’t get out of it. The next week I had the British open, so this was very bad timing. I had to withdraw from that tournament, and I flew directly to Denver to work with Greg.” – DeChambeau

Dechambeau started seeing results almost instantly when he started using Muscle Activation Techniques. He was able to play golf without all of the residual pain and tightness that comes with being a professional athlete. To help prevent future injuries and speed up recovery time between events, Roskopf designed a personalized exercise program for Dechambeau.

“Again, the results from MAT were immediate. Greg got me fixed right up in no time.” – DeChambeau

"What Greg has done with Muscle Activation Techniques is 20 years ahead of everybody in the training world. It's opened new boundaries that I've never thought were possible."

“That next week I participated in the British open and had no residual shoulder issues. That shows you just how powerful MAT is, being able to take someone that was injured and put them right back into play.” To help prevent future injuries and speed up recovery time between events, Roskopf designed a personalized exercise program for Dechambeau. It doesn’t involve the kinds of conventional compound exercises that you would typically see in gyms, such as deadlifts, squats, or bench presses.

Instead, it’s a unique series of exercises specially designed to address all of the body movements in isolation. It focuses on the contractile efficiency of each muscle as it moves each joint through the correct range of motion.

“Greg told me, Bryson, if you go down the road with this and you work out properly, training the right muscles and balancing the system out, you’ll find gains that have never been seen before. And I was like, whatever. But as time went on, I started to see massive improvements quickly.” – DeChambeau

Over the course of 18 months of training, the increase in DeChambeau’s strength levels, not to mention his performance on the golf course, was nothing short of dramatic. He became visibly bigger and stronger than when he started the program, and the increases in isolated strength levels led directly to gains in his golf performance.

Because we are only as strong as our weakest link, Muscle Activation Techniques breaks the integrated system down into its isolated parts. The more effectively you can get each isolated part to function, the more efficiently the entire integrated system will function.

By putting the focus of his training on each isolated movement pattern, he was able to significantly increase both his club head speed and ball speed. Those factors increased his driving distance, and he soon became the longest hitter on tour.

Dechambeau went on to win his sixth and seventh PGA tournaments, and in a career-crowning moment, he also won the 2020 U.S. Open.

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU AND MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES ARE CHANGING GOLF

As world events continue to weigh heavy on our hearts, we celebrate the win for MAT® Headquarters athlete, Bryson DeChambeau! One of the PGA’s top ranked golfers and this past weekends champion of the Rocket Mortgage Golf Tournament, Bryson, has been working closely with Greg Roskopf for the past three years. In case you missed the Golf Channel segment featuring an interview with Greg, Bryson, and Golf Channel’s own, Gary Williams,

"If you go to a MAT Practitioner, you can have your neuromuscular system firing and functioning at a higher level immediately."

"NOW I CAN PLAY WITHOUT ANY ACHES OR PAINS."

Golf World has named Dechambeau “golf’s most intriguing young superstar.” He credits Muscle Activation Techniques with helping him avoid injury, eliminate pain, and perform at the top of his game.

“I truly believe MAT is so important because it has such a profound effect on the human body. I’ve seen it, day in and day out, with people saying: This is the best I’ve ever felt in my life,” Dechambeau says.

He is quick to add that despite his strenuous training regimen, his pain is all but gone. “For the most part, now I can play without any aches or pains. You have to understand that it’s the muscles that are the issue. You’ve got to go take care of the muscles first in order to have relief and have a pain-free life.”

He believes that MAT can not only help everyone in the game of golf, it can help out the entire sports world. “What Greg has done with Muscle Activation Techniques is 20 years ahead of everybody in the training world. It’s opened new boundaries that I’ve never thought were possible. I don’t know necessarily how to control all of it yet. I’m trying to experiment and see what the future holds for me,” he says. “The first thing you have to do is go see a Muscle Activation Techniques practitioner.”

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