One of the main problems for golfers is power. Yep, good old power. It seems simple enough but power can be elusive to most golfers. How could this be? simply everyone is unique in an anatomical sense. Everybody has different muscle tone, muscle development, and even bone structure. This could lead to multiple factors that affect power.
Having power in your strokes is a desirable asset. Longer drives, lower scores and let’s not forget bragging rights. As I said, there are many factors that contribute to the development of power. And each one is unique as you are unique to the rest of the people of the world. But sit tight coz I’ll be introducing you to breakthrough research that may be the factor you are lacking to improve your golf power thus having longer tees.
One word, Plyometrics! If you haven’t heard of it, then you should. And no it’s not rocket science or some new name for synthetic fiber, which by the way what I thought when I first heard about it. In a nutshell, Plyometric is any exercise where the muscle is contracted eccentrically then immediately, concentrically. Simply put, the muscle is stretched before it is contracted.
Why should you care about Plyometric? It’s because it’s one of the best ways to improve your power. Common knowledge says that you can gain power by performing resistance exercises. But a recent study shows that it is equally important that you factor in the speed on how you contract your muscle. So what you should look for is not just the contraction of muscles, but also how fast you’re muscle contracts. Such exercises could improve your golf power in less time.
Word of advice though, Plyometric exercises are not perfectly safe, just as most exercises are. That’s why it very important that you get professional help or you’ll be causing more damage than helping. I suggest that you grab the book entitled “Jumping Into Plyometrics” by Donald A. Chu. Unfortunately, it’s not specific for golf power development, but here’s the book that the closest thing for golf, its entitled “Golf Fitness Guide”. Just visit my site (the link is below this article) for more info on where to grab it.
I urge you to learn more about Plyometric. This is a fairly new study. But it’s definitely worth the look. It’s even backed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) journal. They published a study that amateur golfers significantly increased their power by incorporating Plyometrics in their training. This could be your ticket to longer-drives land and a little bragging rights doesn’t hurt too.
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Jed Baguio is the webmaster of http://Golf-Tips.Useful-Tips.com. A site dedicated to bringing you free golf articles and proven products that will help your golf game tremendously.