How Do I Incorporate Overspeed Clubs with CWG Programs?
Updated: Aug 24
For many years, I've been a huge advocate of using overspeed clubs to enhance club head speed in golf. If our goal is to increase swing speed, then we must practice swinging golf clubs faster.
There are two primary ways to achieve this: you can incorporate a few full-swing driver shots with maximum effort a few times a week, or you can use one of the overspeed training systems available in the market.
Personally, I'm a big fan of the RypStick. It's an adjustable club that produces an audible noise when you generate speed through impact, and it also uses counterweights for added benefits.
To effectively track your progress, I always recommend using a radar and following the provided protocol for whichever clubs or training system you choose.
Now, let's talk about how to incorporate this into your training routine.
It can be a bit challenging to fit overspeed training into the current cycle of Lift Heavy Swing Fast, especially considering the need for approximately 48 hours of recovery for your central nervous system after speed work.
Since the program already includes speed and power training in the gym three days a week (scheduled for MWF), finding the right time to add overspeed training can be tricky.
One effective approach is to perform speed training swings just before your power session, which can be right before your regular workout. This allows you to benefit from both types of training while still allowing enough recovery time.
However, I understand that this timing might not work for everyone. In such cases, you can opt to do the overspeed training on Sundays, considering that Saturdays are conditioning days in the program. Although this means you'd only do it once a week, you'll still be getting speed and power training in the gym three times a week.
Remember, finding the right balance between your training components and allowing ample recovery time is crucial for achieving optimal results. So, choose a schedule that fits your routine best and enjoy the benefits of increased club head speed on the golf course!