Happy Mandatory Golf Friday! The ride to the early tee time is getting darker and darker each week.
The 6:26a early-summer start has quickly turned into 7:21a. I wish we could end daylight savings time on Fridays only.
But alas, that is up to the farmers.
So yesterday, on the LIVE Q&A call with the 18STRONG App members, we were talking about overspeed training and why it’s so easy to get hurt if that’s all you do.
For back story, the overspeed training is what we use with our Crew to quickly get your clubhead speed up (it’s not just a clever name:) You’ll see it in most of our programs.
In a nutshell, you swing differently-weighted clubs in a certain order, and a specific number of times.
Now, here’s the problem…
…you’re required to swing the club really hard with very little rest between swings. For example, you may swing your driver 10-times as hard as you can, as quickly as you can.
A golf swing is a physically violent series of movements. And if your body is not ready for the stress, it’s easy to see how injuries can happen.
To combat that, we get our golfers stronger, so their bodies are ready to handle the training.
The Golf Body Blueprint – Activate is a perfect example. It’s for golfers who haven’t worked out in at least 6 months, so we ease them into both the speed and strength training.
Hopefully, you wouldn’t go out and try to run a marathon having not trained for it at all. It’s the same kinda thing.
Odds are, you will get injured. I’ve done it.
So, my unsolicited Friday advice is if you’re just getting started, please don’t overdo it.
I promise the results will come.
And you can’t train or play if you’re injured.
Your #1 Fan,
PS – Above I mentioned speed and strength training separately. Just to clarify – getting stronger on its own will 100% increase your speed. When we throw the overspeed training on top of that…now you’re cooking with gasoline.
If it’s been a minute since you’ve worked out and you’re ready to start getting stronger and quickly increase your speed/distance, I would start with Golf Body Blueprint – Activate. If you click that link, you’ll find out a lot more than me trying to explain it in an email.