SpeedBall® Face Plates
How does the TOUR TEMPO® SpeedBall® System correctly apply progressive resistance training to the golf swing? (You must have the Basic SpeedBall® Target in order to use the Face Plates.)
It is applied by what we call the Resistance Tail Face Plates. There are two included, a short tail and a long tail. They apply progressive amounts of air and weight resistance at and through impact, the exact place that we want to increase and sustain clubhead speed.
This teaches you to accelerate through the ball at impact. The SpeedBall® System uses the proven scientific principle of progressive resistance training to increase your clubhead speed. The SpeedBall® Face Plates are scientifically designed to provide just the right amount of resistance to progressively overload your golf muscles at impact.
Why training with just a Golf Ball will never dramatically increase your Distance and Power.
According to the book, “The Search for the Perfect Swing” (the definitive study on the application of science to the golf swing), clubhead speed is the main factor in determining distance.
If the most important factor for increasing distance is Clubhead Speed at Impact, then the only way to dramatically increase your distance is to dramatically increase your clubhead speed.
Before the SpeedBall®, there has been no safe way to dramatically and quickly increase your clubhead speed without losing accuracy. With the SpeedBall®, when you add speed, you also improve your directional control, resulting in consistently straighter shots.
Athletes in other sports have applied the proven scientific technique of progressive resistance training to increase strength and speed. A good example of this is a weightlifter working out on a lat pull down machine. In order to increase his strength, he will progressively increase the number of plates that he lifts.
This provides progressive resistance, adding resistance in specific, progressive amounts. Over time, his muscles react to this by increasing in size to handle the increase in the workload. The machine he is working on is also targeting a specific area of the body, the muscles known as the lats (latissimus dorsi).
This is what the SpeedBall® equipment does. It provides progressive resistance training, targeting the specific point in the swing where it is needed the most, impact.
However, if our weightlifter would continue to work out with just 1 plate engaged on the machine, he would not expect to make dramatic gains in strength. By definition, he would not be applying progressive resistance. It would be static, unchanging resistance.
Hitting one ball at a time at the range is like using only one plate all the time and does not apply the scientifically proven principle of Progressive Resistance Training to the Golf Swing.
Yet this is what golfers do when they just hit balls at the range. Since the size and weight of the golf ball are never going to change, just hitting golf balls will never provide the golfer with the benefits of progressive weight resistance.
Just hitting golf balls would be like using one plate on the lat pull down machine and expecting dramatic gains in strength. Golfing Insanity.
How does the Tour Tempo® System correctly apply progressive resistance training to the golf swing?
It is applied by what we call the Face Plate Targets.
There are two included, a short tailed and a long tailed Face Plate.
These SpeedBall® Face Plates apply progressive amounts of air and weight resistance at and through impact, the exact place that we want to increase and sustain clubhead speed.
Use the SpeedBall® system just like a weightlifter uses progressive Resistance training. Once you have become accustomed to the program, then alternate days between power Training with the Targets with the Tails on them with days where you concentrate on Balance and Tempo using the Tour Tempo Tones. Weightlifters also rest between sets to replenish their supplies of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) and CR (Creatine Phosphate).You should do the same. A recovery period between sets of 3 to 5 minutes is the technique used by weightlifters to do this.
The reason that the SpeedBall® works so good for the golf swing is that it brings specificity to Golf Swing training. That is, it uses the exact same type of muscular activity associated with swinging a golf club, and requires exactly the same movement patterns and application of strength from the various muscles of the body as swinging a golf club. It also conditions your muscles to bring your full effort to bear by having the resistance at impact.
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