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  1. Rough one this morning - just wasn't feeling it after not sleeping well. Still went in and got some great work done, but mentally I wasn't moving as fast as I wanted. As an update, I had filmed some footage of my swing and had a teaching professional look at it and provide some feedback. Overall, I think I am doing fine on the strength side of things, but my hip and shoulder rotation leave a lot of room for improvement so I'm going to add in some mobility movements to help improve that aspect. Cycle 2 Week 3 Day 3 Main Lifts: DB Power Cleans - 5x5 DB Press - 5x5,1x10 Goblet Squats - 5x5,1x10 Accessories (3 sets of each): TRX Pull-ups Kneeling DB Arnold Press Dynamic Push-ups KB Birddog Rows DB Curls TRX Knee Tucks
  2. Crazy weekend and now playing catch up. Had some great workouts and it finally looks like the weather should be warming up soon, which is nice. I was also able to get in some great putting practice this morning, so I'm happy about that too. Cycle 2 Week 3 Day 1 Main Lifts: DB Power Cleans - 5x5 Incline DB Press - 5x5,1x10 Goblet Squats - 5x5,1x10 Accessories (3 sets of each): Pull-ups Staggered-stance DB Romanian Deadlifts Curls Split Stance Band Rotations KB Swings Banded Golf Stretch Cycle 2 Week 3 Day 2 Main Lifts: DB Snatch - 5x5 Seated DB Press - 6x5 Goblet Squats - 4x10 Accessories (3 sets of each): DB Batwing Rows Incline DB Press Face Pulls Straight-arm Pulldowns Wrist Curls KB Rotational Swings Pallof Press
  3. I definitely think swinging in the freezing cold and a bunch of layers will play a role. I think the key thing now is to continue to track the numbers and see if you are progressing. As long as you are progressing, you are on the right track.
  4. Been a hectic week, so I haven't had a chance to practice and I had to shift yesterday's workout to today, but things should be slowing down and today's workout felt great! Continuing to make progress in the gym and the weather finally looks like it might start warming up in a week or two. Can't wait to get out on the course. Cycle 2 Week 2 Day 3 Main Lifts: DB Power Cleans - 5x5 DB Press - 5x5,1x10 Goblet Squats - 5x5,1x10 Accessories (3 sets of each): TRX Pull-ups Kneeling DB Arnold Press Dynamic Push-ups KB Birddog Rows DB Curls TRX Knee Tucks
  5. I'll start by saying that I'm no expert, but personally, I don't think the strength training has hurt you. Looking at a lot of the information that Fit for Golf, Bill Miller, etc put out, strength is always an emphasis. As you mentioned, a 3 rep max is going to move a lot slower than doing sets with 65%-75% of your max, but both have their place. I think the phases you are using, will allow you to take that added strength and now move the club/weights faster. After this next phase you have planned, have you ever considered a Westside/conjugate style of training? Less so powerlifting focused and more so having a max/heavy day and speed/rep day. Obviously it isn't the most golf focused workout, but looking at people like Joe DeFranco, Chad Wesley Smith, etc, you can easily adapt this style of training. In fact, CWS was a top thrower and I think a lot of throwing style of training carries over to golf. I also think that the superspeed training will help, especially now that you have a radar and can track all of your sessions. What I will say though, and I am a victim of this all the time, is be careful of paralysis by analysis...in the end, you are training in the freezing cold and haven't stepped foot on a course in a while, so you don't truly know where you stand and the course is all that matters. Sorry for the long post and unsolicited advice - just thought I'd chime in.
  6. Had a busy weekend so no putting practice for me, but I'll make that up during the week. Had a solid workout yesterday though. Really looking forward to warmer weather (and no snow), so I can get back out on the course. Cycle 2 Week 2 Day 2 Main Lifts: DB Snatch - 5x5 Seated DB Press - 6x5 Goblet Squats - 4x10 Accessories (3 sets of each): DB Batwing Rows Incline DB Press Face Pulls Straight-arm Pulldowns Wrist Curls KB Rotational Swings Pallof Press
  7. Great workout this morning! Barely slept last night and figured it would negatively impact my workout, but I was wrong. They are calling for snow this weekend, so I don't think I'll make it to the range, but I will at least get some more putting practice in. In order to help me with this golf journey, I'm also thinking about signing up for lessons, but I can't decide. I'd like to get out on the course once or twice before deciding though. Cycle 2 Week 2 Day 1 Main Lifts: DB Power Cleans - 5x5 Incline DB Press - 5x5,1x10 Goblet Squats - 5x5,1x10 Accessories (3 sets of each): Pull-ups Staggered-stance DB Romanian Deadlifts Curls Split Stance Band Rotations KB Swings Banded Golf Stretch
  8. Another solid putting session this morning. I'd say that the Scotty has cemented its place in my bag this year. I have the old feelings back and the stroke just feels so comfortable and effortless. In addition to putting, I'm going to place a major emphasis on my short game this year, focusing on ~125 yards and in. I feel like I waste a lot of strokes in this range, especially around the greens and if I want to get better, that needs to change.
  9. Great putting practice this morning - stroke is feeling really good lately and I think it will really pay off on the course. Keeping track of my stats has really helped and similar to lifting, it allows me to see where I need to improve. For those interested, I've started a golf focused IG page where I'll post swing/putting vids occasionally. Be sure to follow me!
  10. Great workout this morning. Never sure how I'm going to feel after a long day of work and then a so-so night of sleep, but sometimes, that's when I have the best workouts. Cycle 2 Week 1 Day 3 Main Lifts: DB Power Cleans - 5x5 DB Press - 5x5,1x10 Goblet Squats - 5x5,1x10 Accessories (3 sets of each): TRX Pull-ups Kneeling DB Arnold Press Dynamic Push-ups KB Birddog Rows DB Curls Split Stance Band Rotations
  11. Completely agree! I've been recording a bunch of my practice to see what my stroke actually looks like and to make sure my stroke is consistent. From the very first session, I noticed some aspects I didn't like (i.e., hand placement) and those adjustments have been paying off. I will be sure to continue videoing my practice to ensure it keeps improving.
  12. It was definitely a great feeling. I knew I 'felt' stronger and faster, but I didn't know how that would translate to the course, so it was great to see that the results were in line with what I was feeling.
  13. Agree with the others - I think things will start to progress more and you'll see the speeds climb. I'd just use it as a starting point and go from there. Similar to lifting weights - all 500lbs squatters started with the bar, so all 120+ mph swingers all started somewhere too. You know your game better than anyone, so don't let the numbers through you off. Just keep progressing.
  14. Had a great weekend, both with lifting and with golf. On Saturday, I was finally able to get out to the range and while it wasn't all pretty, there were some positive signs and it appears the training is paying off. The range I went to has a Top Tracer feature, so it was nice to be on a launch monitor. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but I had gone to the same range about a year ago, so I at least have an apples to apples comparison. In that year, I'm happy to say that I've added ~20 yards at both the top end and with an 'average' swing. How much can I attribute to my workouts....I'm not sure, but I can say that it was with the same exact driver so the club did not play a role. Overall, I'm extremely happy with that and can't wait to see where I'm at in another couple months. Cycle 2 Week 1 Day 2 Main Lifts: DB Snatch - 5x5 Seated DB Press - 6x5 Goblet Squats - 4x10 Accessories (3 sets of each): DB Batwing Rows Incline DB Press Face Pulls Straight-arm Pulldowns Wrist Curls KB Rotational Swings Pallof Press
  15. Great workout today to kick off a new cycle. As mentioned, I re-set the weights slightly and made slight adjustments to accessories and sets/reps. Overall, the program is still the same. Looks like temps should creep into the 40s tomorrow, so I'll be headed to the range. Excited to swing a club again, for the first time since my son was born. Setting expectations though, but just getting out will be better than nothing. Cycle 2 Week 1 Day 1 Main Lifts: DB Power Cleans - 5x5 Incline DB Press - 5x5,1x10 Goblet Squats - 5x5,1x10 Accessories (3 sets of each): Pull-ups Staggered-stance DB Romanian Deadlifts Curls Split Stance Band Rotations KB Swings Banded Golf Stretch
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