In this video I’m sharing a technique that Olympic and professional athletes use to increase power and showing you how we can apply this technique to our workouts to increase clubhead speed and distance off the tee.
When we swing a golf club our nervous system doesn’t recruit all of our fast twitch fibers - a high percentage remain unactivated.
POST-ACTIVATION POTENTIATION is a phenomenon that allows us to recruit more of our fast twitch fibers during our swing sequence so that we can generate more clubhead speed and of course more distance.
And this is how it works.
Strength movements elicit a higher response from fast-twitch fibers.
So what we do is combine two biomechanically similar movements.
The first is a strength movement.
The second is a power-speed movement.
So we use the strength movement to potentiate our fast twitch fibers and then apply that potentiation to a speed movement, preferable one that is sport specific.
3 maximal effort counter movement jumps
2-3 min rest
3-5 maximal effort swings
The 2-3 min rest is very important.
You might not feel like you need that much rest, but metabolically you do.
And the reason for that has to do with where these fast-twitch fibers are getting their energy from.
Creatine phosphate is the fuel used when we swing a golf club and so we want to make sure that when we do this combination we are also using creatine phosphate.
We run out of creatine phosphate after only about 6-8 seconds of maximal effort.
And once we run out it takes about 2-3 minutes of rest to replenish about 90 percent of our CP stores.
If we don’t rest long enough and we don't replenish our CP stores our muscle fibers will switch using glycogen for fuel.
Glycogen is not used by our fast twitch fibers when we swing a golf club and so we don’t want to use it during this combination.
So take the full rest.
DISTANCE and PRECISION
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