We recommend measuring club head speed with any type of launch monitor technology such as Trackman or Flightscope. If you don’t have access to one of those we offer the PRGR Radar in our store. We recommend using the PRGR radar for all players to measure the actual speed when swinging the SuperSpeed clubs. Most launch monitors require ball contact to register speed.
1. Increased muscle activation in the non-dominant side Golf is a very one-sided sport. We make tremendous amounts of swings on our dominant side during practice and when we play the game. This creates an imbalance between the muscles on the opposite sides of the body. Over time this can lead to lack of stability, decreased power production, and in some cases, pain. Making non-dominant swings during our protocols can start to balance the function of the body. 2. Increased energy transfer in the golf swing
As the coordination of the muscle chains of the non-dominant side improves, we have found that this increases the golfer’s ability to transfer energy efficiently during the swing. When swinging on the non-dominant side, a golfer is loading or winding up into the lead leg of his/her normal dominant side golf swing. This helps to improve function of the stabilizing musculature in the foot, ankle, knee, leg, hip, and core region during the swing. When the golfer switches back to the dominant side swing with this increased function, the lead side is able to better stabilize and transfer energy more efficiently.
Anywhere with sufficient space including a driving range, basement, or backyard. If you want to train at the gym make sure to put a piece of turf or mat down in a private area.
Please ensure you wear a glove and be careful to never swing the training clubs toward, or around, another person.
We recommend that every player start with the Level 1 Protocol. This protocol will help to see how your body will respond to OverSpeed training. Once you perform the protocol for 6 weeks, move on to the SuperSpeed Level 2 training protocol.
Safety always comes first. If you feel uncomfortable with a drill, don’t force yourself to complete it. For example, if you can’t complete the kneeling exercise standing, replace with the narrow stance standing swings.
This is a fundamental key to the concepts of OverSpeed training. The goal is to increase speed of an original motion that the body knows how to perform. In order to do this, we first need to prove to both the brain and the body that the motion can be performed faster than normal. To achieve this we use the lightest club. In only a handful of swings, we temporarily reset the normal speed of the motor pattern with this lightweight club. We then add a little more weight and continue swinging. Having just completed swings with the light club, the brain is trying to run the motor program at the same speed as the previous handful of swings, even though the club is a little heavier. Typically, we see a significant speed increase at this point as well. Then we swing the heaviest club, which is about 5% heavier than the player’s own driver. Because we have reset the normal speed of the motor program, the swings here will still be significantly higher than the original golf swing. After a single session, this reset of neuromuscular reaction speed will begin to fade over the next 30 minutes or so. With continued practice, however, this effect will gradually cause a permanent increase in speed.
Do I start over? Or continue with the remainder of the protocol?
We encourage players to restart from level 1. We would rather a player be cautions in getting back up to speed and getting used to the reps and training.
SuperSpeed training is very demanding on the neurological system which requires a longer rest period than a typical practice or gym session. We have found that optimal gains are best achieved with a day of rest in between each session.
No, you can perform speed training just as long as your physician has cleared you for physical activity. https://vimeo.com/499388992
Kneeling swings are intended to destabilize the lower body making it more difficult for the player to create proper sequencing and rotational speed from the lower body. This also causes the player to focus more effort on creating arm and hand speed in the swing without the support of the lower body.