Speed is probably my favourite aspect of fitness. I naturally gravitate towards it. I was always quicker than average, although not a record breaker, it seemed to come easier for me. I have always found it difficult to improve my cardiovascular levels a significant amount that would be enough for me to compete at it, whether it was marathons or cycling. I do however gain strength and power easily when compared to endurance exercises. It’s a fascinating subject and most people think you are born with or you will never have it. While it’s true that unless you were born a freak of nature, you will never be an Olympic champion. But even with the one-off genetics, you will still have to work at it. And everyone can improve their speed.
“Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Work Hard” -Tim Notke
It’s true that the older you get the harder it is to get fast. But to improve our golf, we only need to get faster. We don’t have to have the fastest swing of all. Every 1 mile per hour of clubhead speed can give an extra 3 yards. And to add the 1mph, your shoulder turn only has to increase by a fraction of that. So adding 5mph on a less conditioned golfer should not be that hard.