Happy Monday. And welcome to a fresh, new week for us to dominate.
Today, let’s jump right in and revisit a question we had on the LIVE Q&A last Thursday.
My goal is to hit the ball further.
No big surprise there.
I have yet to meet a golfer who doesn’t want to hit the ball farther. It’s like trying to find a rockstar who doesn’t want to pick up more ladies.
So, there are a few factors when it comes to hitting the ball farther:
- Clubhead speed
- Solid contact
- Smash factor
For the sake of argument, let’s institute the 80/20 rule and concentrate on clubhead speed. That’s where you’re going to get the most bang for your buck.
What we’ve found with our golfers is that the fastest way to increase your clubhead speed is through overspeed training.
So, what is that?
The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) describes overspeed training as “tricking” your brain to unlock its restriction (aka “a governor”) to go as fast as you can.
In other words, your body has the ability to swing faster, but your brain won’t let it…until you incorporate overspeed training.
This is NOT strength training. You improve your speed through maximizing nervous system efficiency.
The crazy part? After just a 10-minute session you will see significant increases in your clubhead speed.
So much so, that people think we’re full of s*** when we share some of our results.
Don’t shoot the messenger. We didn’t invent overspeed training. We’ve just helped our Crew take advantage of it.
Now, here’s the rub: overspeed training is not a stand-alone solution to speed. If the ONLY physical training you did was overspeed, you would open yourself up to a ton of risk of injury. Eventually, you WILL get hurt.
Instead, OT is part of an overall golf fitness plan that targets strength, mobility, power, etc.
A good example is the Golf Body Blueprint program available in the 18STRONG App. You will lift weights and strength train three days per week. And do your overspeed training twice per week on your “movement” days.
Your #1 Fan,
PS – I know our tendency is to find the quick fix or the hack. BUT, I cannot stress enough that you will almost certainly injure yourself when you leave strength training out of your program. And ONLY do overspeed training.
Stick to the 3 lifting days, then two overspeed days.
If you want a step-by-step program laid out so you don’t have to think about it, then definitely check out the 18STRONG App.
Shoot me an email. And I’ll help you find the right program for you.