Re: What's Your Swing Speed?
Originally Posted by Surefire
The most effective way i've found to increase clubhead speed is to swing a heavy club and/or a swing speed fan.
It makes sense to me, how do sprinters get faster, they sprint. How did great volleyball players jump so high, they jumped alot growing up. :) Why would it be any different in golf. However, there is a lot of stress in jumping, which will build the muscles, in golf you need to add some resistance to build the muscles, like a weighted club. It may not sound like your building muscle, but are.
Let me give you an example, I played quarterback in football in college. We used to throw 100 balls a day EASILY. By the end of football season, when I looked in the mirror, my right chest was double the size of my left. You wouldn't think you'd see that just from "throwing a football" would you?
Same thing will happen when you swing the weighted club. My forearms get bigger, so will your triceps, your lats, your core. Now, if you had simply gone into a gym and did a full body work out, you would have strengthened these same muscles, but it would have taken longer and been less "effective" (only in the sense that you had to do more)
I see a huge increase in my swing speed after a winter of doing nothing but swinging the weighted club (really heavy, it's heavier than medicus) and the swing speed fan. It's fun too.
Part of generating club head speed is also in building up tension and getting some power from the separation of your lower body which then pulls your upper body around. For me, when I started playing golf I never needed to first of all learn this move, nor strengthen it, because I had been playing baseball for 8 years. A baseball swing and golf swing are very very similar except for the swing plane, and the aspects to generate power are the same.