Bigger = Better:
An Introduction to Explosive Power
Troy Anderson of the Blue Collar Golfer
It seems this equation is something that we as Americans like to live by, especially American men.
From our 4x4’s
it is pretty evident that we want big, bad ass toys that will crush any toy that dares to challenge us.
Most often in golf the quest for ‘power’ is usually synonymous with the driver. It seems like every time you turn around the club makers are releasing a new one to the tune of $200, $300, heck sometimes even $400. Then they sit back and rake in the bucks.
Tiger has changed the paradigm to some degree and instead of always looking for the next piece of EQUIPMENT to give them MORE POWER, golfers are now ‘super-charging’ their bodies to produce maximum power. When combined with this new equipment these are the guys that have the golf course designers shaking in their boots.
In this series I will share the exact drills and progressions that I use with my golf athletes.
WARNING: If you have not been using a Golf Conditioning Program for at least 6 weeks DO NOT attempt these drills. (Why: because your body needs time to prepare itself for to produce and reduce these types of forces)
The video link below will show a sequential progression of the drills that I use in my introductory phase. In future installments I will be unveiling the real juicy stuff
that involves greater power, better timing, and multiple planes of movement.
Here’s how I would program the drills:
- Perform which ever drill is appropriate for your conditioning level (in the video the progressions go from least to most complex)
- Perform that drill 2 times per week, with each training session separated by at least 24hrs.
Wk 1 – 3 sets 20 seconds
Wk 2 – 4 x 20 seconds
Wk 3 – 3 x 30 seconds
Wk 4 – 4 x 30 seconds
Wk 5 – 5 x 30 seconds
Wk 6 – 6 x 30 seconds
• Even though these are timed sets, still keep track of how many repetitions are performed as this will give you feedback on how your fitness and power levels are improving. As you will be able to compare sets since they are all performed for the same amount of time.
• **Technical Performance Note**: These drills are all about your backside, you should be trying to drive your heals through the floor and squeeze your ‘cheeks’ has hard as possible. If you find that your arms or back are fatiguing you need to discontinue these drills, immediately.
There you have it, 6 weeks of training guaranteed more power to your golf swing.
Watch the Video Demonstration at: Blue Collar Golfer.com
Until next time, keep it simple.
Troy is a golf conditioning expert, located
in Tempe, AZ.
To download your FREE copy of his special report "8 MUST-KNOW Tips for Starting a Successful Golf Conditioning Program”, go to www.bluecollargolfer.com