How to Stop Hitting the Golf Ball on the Toe of the Clubface

There is no sound in golf quite as satisfying as the solid thwack of the ball fully compressed against the clubface. Unfortunately, you won¡¯t hear that sound if you make contact off the toe of the club. Even worse, you’ll also lose power and accuracy. If you tend to hit the ball off the toe, you can learn to find your club’s sweet spot with tips and drills from teaching professionals.
Golf instructor Chuck Quinton points out that toe contact may be a sign you’re doing some things right with your swing. If you’re rotating your body on the downswing, your shoulders will be a little open at impact

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, which means the club¡¯s handle will be a little farther from the ball than it was at address. Quinton says good players develop two compensations to correct this. For example, Ben Hogan increased his spine angle on the downswing, tilting a little more away from the target than he was at address. Vijay Singh simply addressed the ball closer to the heel of the club to allow for the pulling motion.
You may hit the ball off the toe because you have a steep downswing path that causes the clubhead to cut across the ball. Rather than change your swing, instructor Jeff Ritter offers a simple solution: stand a little closer to the ball. Hold the club in your right hand, set it behind the ball, and step in with your right foot so your toes are in line with the ball. Allow the handle to touch your right thigh. Now position your left foot and step back with your right until your feet are wide enough for a full swing

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. You’ll be much closer to the ball than your previous set up, and you will have a better chance to hit the center of the clubface.
According to swing coach Jim McLean, if you’ve got this problem you’re probably pulling your arms in toward your body on the downswing. You should be extending the arms and the club toward the ball. He recommends a drill where you set up two tees about a club head apart. He wants you to set up next to the tee closest to you, but swing at the other one. This drill will help you swing on a flatter downswing plane and extend your arms as you swing into the ball, he says. You should start to see contact on the center of the clubface.
PGA professional Marc Solomon believes tension causes most chronic toe contact. When you¡¯re hands and arms are tight, Solomon says you’re more likely to pull them in toward your body on the downswing. The toe will be the only part of the club to touch the ball when that happens. Solomon believes the cause of tension is psychological. You fear hitting bad shots. He suggests hitting balls before you play so you’ll have a good idea where your shots are going that day. It will give you some confidence and reduce any tension-producing stress you’re likely to feel.

Can You Eat the Skin of a Kiwi Fruit?

Kiwifruit¡ªor kiwi for short¡ªis an edible berry, with fuzzy, brown skin and bright green pulp, seeds and a white ¡°core¡± inside. Kiwis grow on a woody, twining vine or climbing shrub that can reach a height of 30 feet.
While kiwi often grows best outside of the United States, the California Kiwifruit Commission reports that California produces 98 percent of the kiwifruit in the U.S., with ¡°less than 300 growers farming around 13 acres each¡± of the fruit. California’s kiwifruit season runs from November through May, though you can often find it year-round in stores.
Kiwi is a low-calorie, fat-free fruit that offers a variety of nutritional benefits. ¡°Kiwi is packed with vitamin C, a nutrient which is a powerful antioxidant and can help ward off disease and slow signs of aging,¡± says Lauren Marek, R.D., a faculty member at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. ¡°In fact, one serving of kiwi has over twice of your daily recommended allowance of vitamin C.¡±
In addition to vitamin C, kiwi is high in fiber and Marek notes that this can help control blood sugars, lower cholesterol and aid in weight loss. Surprisingly, it¡¯s a great fruit to eat post-workout in terms of recovery¡ªeven more so than a banana, which has less potassium¡ªto maintain fluids and electrolytes. Other nutrients found in the fruit include magnesium, vitamin E, folate and zinc.
In addition to using kiwi to aid in exercise recovery, a study in the U.S. National Library of Medicine from the National Institutes of Health found that kiwifruit may be useful for adults who have trouble sleeping. Additionally, a report in the Journal of Human Hypertension suggests that kiwifruit can help lower blood pressure in adults

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Even though kiwi season is only seven months long

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, you¡¯re likely to find the fruit in the grocery store or at a farmer¡¯s market year-round and there are some things to know when choosing a kiwi to make sure it is ripe enough to eat.
¡°When purchasing kiwi from a store, the kiwi should feel just slightly soft; if it¡¯s too hard it¡¯s underripe, and too soft may mean that it¡¯s overripe,¡± explains Marek. ¡°The skin color doesn¡¯t matter much, but you should look for one that is unblemished.¡±
When eating kiwifruit, traditionally the kiwi is cut in half and the tangy fruit inside is scooped out from the skin. However, the skin of a kiwi is completely edible. ¡°The skin is loaded with even more fiber and vitamin C than the fruit inside,¡± says Marek. ¡°Some studies show that the skin has triple the fiber as compared to the meat of the fruit.¡±
Eating the skin makes consuming kiwi less messy because it holds the flesh together as you snack on the fruit. However, you should wash a kiwi before consuming it with the skin on, just like you would wash an apple or peach.
Marek recommends slicing kiwis onto a salad or blending them into a smoothie. You can try this recipe from Marek for kiwi salsa below, and enjoy it with chips or on a seafood taco.
Ingredients
6 kiwis, peeled and diced
1 small onion, diced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
Optional: 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
Directions**:** Mix all ingredients in a bowl and cover. Let rest for one hour at room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
_Ashley Lauretta is a freelance writer and fitness enthusiast based in Austin, Texas. Her writing appears in Women’s Running, Women’s Adventure, Competitor and more. Ashley is a proud alumna of the University of California, San Diego. Connect with Ashley on her website and Twitter._

The Best Soccer Cleats After an Achilles Injury

Turf shoes may be better than cleats after recovery from Achilles tendon injuries. With their soft nubs, turf shoes spread load on the foot more evenly, maximize flexibility and minimize torqueing during sudden stops. Still, you need to base footwear choices on individual needs and field conditions that may necessitate cleats.
Flexing your foot or standing on tiptoe are actions made possible by the Achilles tendon

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, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Tendinitis and tendinosis are the two main types of Achilles injuries. The more familiar term, tendinitis, is signaled by swelling of the ankle and refers to an inflammation of the tendon that usually isn’t painful. But tendinosis, also called tendinopathy, hurts. The symptoms of tendinosis, which is caused by tears in the tendon, may range from mild ankle stiffness after awakening in the morning to an all-day stiffness and soreness that prevents exercise.
When ankle and foot pain arise, obtain a medical diagnosis pinpointing the problem and its source. Sports physical therapist Chris Finn, based in North Carolina, says a doctor with sports experience can identify whether a player recovering from Achilles problems will be more likely to avoid future injury by wearing turf shoes that increase range of ankle movement or more rigid, stabilizing cleats. Finn notes that the cause of an Achilles injury doesn’t necessarily originate in the tendon but may be created by trouble in another part of the body. Flat feet, caused by fallen arches, are one example. Soccer players with collapsed arches should consider adding orthotic inserts to turf shoes or cleats.
Colorado orthopedic surgeon Waqqar ?Khan-Farooqi says turf shoes and cleats should provide a glove-like fit. It is important to prevent the foot from sliding around and putting uneven load on the Achilles tendon, Khan-Farooqi observes. Regarding youth players

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, he warns parents not to purchase shoes that are too big so children can grow into them.
Khan-Farooqi, who specializes in foot and ankle injuries, says that soccer players who have experienced Achilles injuries may feel more comfortable in turf shoes, because stress on the foot “from traction control and ground contact is spread over a larger area than with the standard rubber or metal spikes.” Cleats are more likely to torque the Achilles tendon in a severe, unusual way, because they dig in to the ground. Sports therapist Finn says that it isn’t possible to make blanket statements about what type of soccer shoe is best after Achilles trouble, but that field types need to be considered. Adverse conditions, such as regular muddiness on a natural soccer pitch, may require cleats. A player who is most comfortable in turf shoes may need to compromise and buy cleats that maximize foot movement as well as traction.
Soccer players need to consider the kinds of studs or blades that would be most helpful on the soles of their cleats. Cleats with non-removable conical or blade-like, molded studs work well on firm, natural surfaces. Soft or persistently wet fields may necessitate a shoe with few, widely spaced studs that are removable if necessary. Cleats with numerous, short, flat-tipped, non-removable studs are a good choice for hard ground and artificial playing fields. Turf shoes, which have waffle-like soles, also work well on hard and artificial surfaces. In contrast, indoor soccer shoes have no studs or tread.

Heel-Toe vs. Toe-Heel Walking

Humans adapted to a pattern of walking that differs from that of most mammals. Instead of walking on their toes without putting much weight on the heel, they tend to walk by striking their heels first ¨C in a strike known as heel-toe walking. Although running or walking on the toes is efficient for four-legged creatures, for humans a heel-toe pattern is most efficient.
The way in which you walk affects which muscles are activated and your overall energy efficiency. Placing the toes first reduces the amount that your Achilles tendon must stretch when walking. Toe walking decreases the activation of the soleus muscle, which runs from just below the knee to the heel, by 122 percent, according to a study in the ¡°Journal of Biomechanics¡± published in 2007, but increases the activity of the largest calf muscle, the gastrocnemius, by 76 percent.
Researchers from Jean University in Germany and the University of Utah studied the efficiency of toe-to-heel movement versus heel-to-toe movement. Their research, published in the ¡°Journal of Experimental Biology¡± in November 2009, found that walking with the toes first, with no heel strike

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, caused volunteers to expend 53 percent more energy. Tiptoeing is even less efficient.
Toe-to-heel walking and heel-to-toe walking can be used as exercises for athletes, including runners, who are prone to muscular imbalances. These walking techniques strengthen the muscles of the calf, which helps protect you against shin splints and stress fractures. To work the muscles of the calf and stretch the Achilles tendon, you can add both types of walking two to three times per week to your exercise routine. For focused heel-to-toe walking, step forward in bare feet leading with your heels. Keep your body erect and barely let the toes touch down ¨C if they touch at all

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. For toe-to-heel walking, also move in bare feet and focus on coming high onto your toes and then lowering the heel as close to the ground as possible without actually touching. Go about five feet, or 15 meters, rest for a minute or so, and then repeat.
Toddlers often walk on their toes when first learning to walk. Over time, most toddlers outgrow this habit and walk heel to toe, but in some children the pattern becomes a habit or is due to a short Achilles tendon. It can also be caused by certain developmental disorders. If your child walks on his toes after reaching age 2, consult your physician.