By Mike Lednovich, Editor & Publisher
ORLANDO, Fl. — You hear it over and over, swing speed equals distance.
But how to you get it and just as important, how do you keep it.
Welcome to “Overspeed training” used by tour pros Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell, Charles Howell III and Xander Schauffele.
What is overspeed training?
“Overspeed Training works by getting the body to move at a faster than normal speed during a known motor pattern,” explained Mike Napoleon, President and Founder of SuperSpeed Golf. “Essentially the brain has a set range of speed for the neuro-muscular response when a golfer makes a golf swing. We first need to increase the response speed from the body by reducing the “load” or in this case the weight of the club.
We then need to gradually increase this load to teach the brain that the body is capable of running the motor pattern faster. In our application to golf, we use a club that is about 20% lighter than a driver, one that is 10% lighter, and one that is 5% heavier in order to achieve maximum results from overspeed training.”
The SuperSpeed Golf Training Set includes three clubs with weights instead of club heads. The green is 20 percent lighter than a driver, the blue is 10 percent lighter and the red is five percent heavier.
You swing each club three times as fast as you can, ending with the red club. You then swing left handed and repeat the process.
“On average we see a swing speed of five miles-per-hour,” Napoleon said. “That means more distance. We recommend training three times per week for optimal results.”
Customers also get access to SuperSpeed’s online video training series to maximize the Overspeed training program.
There’s plenty of support on the training program on the internet. Like any exercise regimen, the key is doing it on a consistent basis. We’re starting ours today. We’ll report back after four week.
The video below is Mike Napoleon explaining the level 1 program and how SuperSpeed Golf works.