Guys your not losing distance because you are getting older
Guys your not losing distance because you are getting older. You are losing speed and distance because you are losing strength/power.
I would say 99.9% of the people who contact me are frustrated because they are losing clubhead speed, distance, and accuracy.
They say, Chris, I’m getting older so I’m losing flexibility, I’m losing distance, 2 years ago I was driving it 240 and today 210 is a stretch.
So the question for the week is.
Why do we lose clubhead speed as we age? And What You Can Do About It
Let’s make one point very clear. It’s not your chronological age that is primarily responsible for the decline in the distance, it is your drop-in strength and speed/power. There is a huge difference because chronological age cannot be changed, but strength, power and speed levels can….at any age.
There are 3 reasons why Does Speed Drop Off With Age?
1. Decrease In Muscle Activity / Neural Drive: To carry out a movement, our Central Nervous System (CNS) must activate motor units (MU’s). as one age there is a loss in working MU’s which means generating high levels of force and speed becomes more difficult.
2. Muscle Fiber Type: Fast-twitch muscle fibers are capable of much faster, and stronger contractions, and are therefore vital for explosive movements like the golf swing. As one age, there is a decrease in the size and amount of these fast-twitch muscle fibers.
3 Sarcopenia: This is the term given to the loss of muscle size and strength due to aging.
What Can Be Done About It?
Training, resistance training, heavy explosive training.
The keyword here is “training”. Jumping on a treadmill or general exercise or recreational activity is not the same thing. The training must meet some specific criteria for maximum benefit to be attained.
I believe there is no right or wrong way to work out. But there is a more effective way to workout for your sport and for your age.
Looking for a sport-specific program for golf that will increase your flexibility, speed, power, and distance and not be counterproductive to your golf swing.
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