One of the biggest topics of conversation in golf right now is speed -- specifically, how to create velocity in the swing. In this episode of Fitness Friday, we talk about controlling and connecting your upper and lower body to create a safe, balanced speed in your swing. Grab your medicine ball and let's get to work!
Load and Explode!
Velocity, by definition, is "the rate of speed in a specific direction." The majority of the velocity and power in your swing comes from the ground up, so you need to make sure you’re using the lower half of your body if you really want to have speed and power. You also need to make sure that all this lower-body strength is in sync with all the power your upper body is generating during your swing.
If you can control this movement, you improve your awareness of your upper and lower body, and you increase your swing speed and velocity. Just use that speed carefully!
Some Equipment Required
The only equipment you'll need for this exercise is a soft-shell medicine ball. As speed comes from a position of power from the ground up, the medicine ball will help you increase your rotational velocity. To see how it's done, check out the video below.
We're also offering a free "No Equipment" workout and free eBooks for download, all of which are available on our site. These resources are a great introduction to the Hit IT Great platform, as well as the top golf strength, conditioning, and biomechanics coaches in the game: Coach Joey D, Coach K-Wayne Tullier, and Coach Christopher Noss.
Let Coach Joey D and the rest of our team at Hit It Great help you connect your upper body with your lower body, boost velocity and distance, and make this your best season yet!