The effects of post activation potentiation on golf club head speed

Read, Paul and Miller, Stuart C. and Turner, Anthony N. (2013) The effects of post activation potentiation on golf club head speed. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 27 (6). pp. 1579-1582. ISSN 1064-8011

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Abstract

In golf, an increase in club head speed (CHS) has been shown to increase driving distance and is correlated with handicap. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a post activation potentiation (PAP) intervention on club head speed (CHS). A Flight Scope Launch Monitor was used to record CHS in 16 golfers (aged 20.1 ± 3.24 years, handicap 5.8 ± 2.26) during two testing sessions that were separated by one hour, using a counterbalanced design. The mean CHS of three swings was recorded with (experimental) and without (control) three preceding countermovement jumps (CMJ). An increase in CHS of 2.25 mph (effect size, 0.16; p<0.05) one minute after the CMJ intervention was recorded. Therefore, acute enhancements in CHS are possible when performing a CMJ prior to a golf drive.This may have implications for training and on-course performance enhancement as a result of increased driving distance and possible reductions in handicap; this PAP intervention is practically viable.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online 21 Sep 2012. Not published in print as of 12 Apr 2013.
Keywords (uncontrolled): Club head speed, countermovement jump, golf, post activation potentiation
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute
A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Biomechanics at the London Sport Institute
A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 10439
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Depositing User: Stuart Miller
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2013 14:16
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2018 13:04
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10439

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