Exercises to Increase Clubhead Speed

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19 Responses to “Exercises to Increase Clubhead Speed”

  1. November 24, 2012


    HI Geremy. I can confirm how many seconds should be up, the first exercise and from the second exercise set and how many move by set shoud do

  2. Hi Frank,
    I’m not sure I understand your question, but I believe you’re asking how many sets/reps for the plank and the alternating push-up plank.

    Plank: Work your way up to 1 minute hold. If you can’t hold for that long, do 4 sets or 15sec, 3 sets of 20sec or 2 sets of 30sec. Once you reach 1min, you can begin to work towards 2 or even 3 minutes of total plank time.

    Alternating Plank: Work up to 8-12 reps and do 2-3 sets. Make sure you change which arm you push up with periodically so you don’t work the same arm all the time.

    Hope that answers your question,
    Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  3. Jeremy ,
    Are THE “plank “exercises bringing you added benefits from THE simple push ups ?
    I perform my push ups holding a sort of handle in each hand ,it ‘s easier than to push up on THE palms .

    • Hi Raymond,
      Yes, I like changing up from the regular “push-up” from time to time. This is a great way to do that. For those of us with wrist issues, holding some kind of handle is a great idea.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  4. Jeremy ,
    I also do what I call the LATERAL BRIDGE :it’s a plank sideways ,holding on left or right elbow .
    Does it have THE same or different benefits from THE regular plank ?

    • Different benefits… the one you mention handles lateral stabilizers. Great exercise for the core.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  5. August 26, 2013


    Jeremy –

    I’ve just recently lost some good inches around the love handles over the past 5 months by doing mostly running and interval training on the treadmill. The workouts are somewhat getting boring and I’m thinking about switching to doing more calisthenics and/or circuit training. Do you have any recommended workouts that I could follow?

    I was thinking of still running everyday for at least 20-30 mins, but I would add push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, planks, squats, deadlifts, leg ext, etc to my workout about 3 times per week.


    • Hi Ryan,
      I’m glad to hear you’re looking for a more well-rounded approach to your workouts. Your body is probably getting “bored” too. It’s important to change your exercise routine so you’re not doing the same things all the time. Your body will respond well to that. Concerning your question about a specific routine to follow, I’m a firm believer that if you have specific goals, you need to be evaluated properly. The FMS (Functional Movement Screen) is a great example and many trainers are becoming educated in this area. It’s similar to golf instruction. A good golf instructor isn’t going to just start giving you random drills… they’re going to assess your swing/game and instruct based on their findings.
      Having said that, if you choose not to find an expert in the field, at least make sure you’re getting these requirements each week:
      *Upper Body Push and Pull exercises
      *Lower Body Push and Pull exercises
      *Core Strength
      Good Luck!
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  6. February 2, 2014


    Jeremy ,
    I do an exercise which you don’t d

    • Hi Raymond,
      Continue the exercise as shown by your physiotherapist. Exercising the lateral abdominal muscles is important for a well-rounded golf fitness routine. Save the “fast-twitch fiber” work for plyometric activities such as kicking, striking, jumping and/or throwing.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  7. January 19, 2015


    Jeremy ,I ‘ve just bought the “GRIP4ORCE” handles to strengthen the wrists .Do you know this training aid and have an opinion on it ?
    There’s also the “FATGRIP “,with a similar purpose .

  8. Hello Jeremy. I am 73 years old in good shape but have noticed this year a loss of distance in my game and stamina in my play and workouts (weakest areas for me are legs and Core).
    I joined and LA Fitness in Tucson and I need to help my trainer understand/learn what kind of work I need to do to help me improve in gaining some strength and gain some distance in my golf game. I just looked at your response to Ryan’s question (and your strength-routine checklist) and it looks like a great list for the LA F. trainer I’m hiring. I’m wondering if you have an further advice/videos about how I can best take advantage of this facility/training to work on the areas I need to be working on to meet my objectives. Thank You!

    • Hi Herminio,
      Thanks for the question. Your trainer should be able to take the list above that you mentioned and come up with some interesting exercises with the equipment available at your gym. Please realize that strength and speed are all relative. Let me explain… you may develop speed just by becoming more flexible in an area you’re currently tight; you may also develop strength and speed by improving balance or even posture. Therefore, it’s extremely difficult to enhance specific things without knowing what you’re currently capable of. The list I gave you is something nice to go by but start with the basics of flexibility, mobility, posture and develop as tolerated towards strengthening and speed exercises. The shortest route to your goals is when you develop properly without injury!
      Here are a few resources:
      Hope this helps!
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  9. Hello Jeremy, thank you or responding so fast. This is a great starting point for me. I will report back as soon as I contact my new trainer and create a program based on your recommendations.

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    January 17, 2019


    Jeremy…I cannot believe how a GOLF FITNESS & PERFORMANCE CENTER on Murphy Canyon has been a wonderful enhancement to the whole county. When I lived out in SANTEE at the end of MAGNOLIA…TIERRASANTA was just being developed.
    I recently jammed my right rotator cuff area and stretched it to far and i am doing some of the theraphy to recover. WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN PLACE FOR ME TO TRY AS WELL?

    • Hi Gerry,
      You’re right! Stadium Golf Center is now known as one of the top practice facilities in the country. Great instruction and management here. They aren’t shy about reinvesting into the facility. Tierrasanta is also booming with homes just across the 15. It sounds like you’re getting Physical Therapy for your shoulder. Well done. They will be able to evaluate and treat much better than I from a distance. The only wildcard is their knowledge of your sport. Just start back to the game (if you’re not playing) logically… green to tee and painfree(ish). Swings at home first in the backyard, then range, then course. Sounds simple but it will be effective and will help prevent serious trauma.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  11. January 19, 2019


    Hi Jeremy,
    I take Pilates class twice a week and training with your fitness videos 3 times a week. I would really like to combine several of your videos so I will not be interrupted during the workout. Can you help me how to make a continuous video from several of your individual videos? I am using Ipad. Thanks.

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