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2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf

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BTW, do you guys include those final three swings in your Max swing stats?


Welcome Mike! Be sure to introduce yourself in the introduction section of the forum.

I do, often my fastest swing with my light club comes there! Oddly I’ve also had my fastest red swing for a session with my last dynamic warm up swing but I don’t count that - don’t know why.

Good luck -


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46 minutes ago, Mike Lambert said:

Hey All -

This is my first post on MyGolfSpy, just wanted to say I'm jumping on board the SuperSpeed train thanks to what you guys are doing.

I'm 56, just start playing golf spring of 2016, so as you can imagine, pretty rough around the edges. Get out generally every Saturday from mid April to late October (live in Mass, so kinda cold the rest of the year) with a regular foursome.

Got an email early last week from Practical Golf, they are offering a discount on the SuperSpeed equipment, and someone has posted a link to this forum thread, which I read through last week and have been following ever since.  I actually bought the system late last spring (based on a Practical Golf recommendation and a couple of Amazon gift cards I had lying around), but didn't get very far due to a combination of elbow tendinitis and laziness.  After seeing all the progress here, I just finished week one and am excited to continue through the winter.  I actually started a weigh training program mid October, partly to help improve my golf swing speed, but also general strength - I'm not a big guy, about 5' 8" 165 lbs, and sometimes it felt like I was swinging through molasses the last few rounds this fall.  Doing all barbell exercises for now, progressively adding weight, and it's definitely helped with getting start on the SS protocol, I haven't felt any soreness at all.

My initial driver speed was 84 mph, if I'm swinging 90 or better when I play my first round in April, I'll be really happy...90 mph - 92 mph seems like a reasonable expectation based on what I've read here and on the SS website.  Managed a 104 and 107 on the last two normal swings at the end of the protocol this morning, so heading in the right direction.

Looking forward to continuing to follow everyone's progress, and I'll let you know how I'm doing at the end of level 1.  Just ordered the pad so I'll be ready to go with the kneeling swings when I get there.

- Mike

Mike, welcome the forum. Top notch first post there!

I can certainly say that doing the protocols in a group like this helps a lot on the days when you just don't feel like it. So welcome aboard, and we'll be looking forward to following your progress!

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Week 11 is complete.  My first two sessions this week were great.  Set personal bests in 3 different swings including an all time best of 143 mph with the green club.  And yes, I stopped what I was doing so I could take a picture of it.  Sorry.

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My 3rd training session was not very impressive.  I spent Wednesday going through a 4 hour full bag fitting at Club Champion.  The first two hours alone were all iron fitting related.  I used yesterday as a rest day, but even today I was still pretty sore from all those swings.  Here are my overall results with highest speeds in bold.  Hopefully the right-handed Blue and Red speeds are the next ones to increase.

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First of all congratulations to Golfspy MPR for becoming a moderator. I didn't realize it until I closed the app down at break and then it clicked in my brain. I've read quite a few of your posts and I believe you'll do a fantastic job.

Mike, welcome to the forum and to SuperSpeed training. Excellent first post and please keep us updated on how it's going. It's always great to hear from our fellow Spies and hearing about their experiences. I would definitely recommend reading all the other posts here on the forum because these guys know golf.

02uwmadgrad, wow, you are putting up serious numbers. Hitting 143 is phenomenal!

I still haven't finished up my week since I'm waiting for the replacement radar to show up. I think it's here, but I had my wife order it and this close to Christmas I don't want to open a box and it be something else. This feels like I'm in a Golfhole, I haven't swung in a couple of days and it's driving me insane.

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@revkev We wanted that day of rest in between each session for recovery of the nervous system. That day of rest can be important to maintain/increase speeds on the next session, reduce injury risk, and not get sloppy during the training. We are glad all the testers are learning about how their body responds to this type of training. 

If you must go back to back days attempt a morning session the first day and an evening session the following day to spread them apart more. Report back to us how the speed is on the back to back days. 

Some people end up only training 2x per week which is the absolute minimum we recommend but 3x per week gets better results.

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Week 11 is complete.  My first two sessions this week were great.  Set personal bests in 3 different swings including an all time best of 143 mph with the green club.  And yes, I stopped what I was doing so I could take a picture of it.  Sorry.
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My 3rd training session was not very impressive.  I spent Wednesday going through a 4 hour full bag fitting at Club Champion.  The first two hours alone were all iron fitting related.  I used yesterday as a rest day, but even today I was still pretty sore from all those swings.  Here are my overall results with highest speeds in bold.  Hopefully the right-handed Blue and Red speeds are the next ones to increase.
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So @02uwmadgrad you're doing averages for all your reported numbers?

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I wish those were averages, but the green/blue/red numbers are max speeds. We only use averages for the end of protocol drive swing speeds.


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I wish those were averages, but the green/blue/red numbers are max speeds. We only use averages for the end of protocol drive swing speeds.


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Got it thanks..did you find your numbers about 5ish mph shorter then the other 2 days of this week..I am only on my own week 3 and found that day 1 and 2 numbers were generally 3 to 5 mph faster then day 3..which I attributed to lingering soreness from lifting weights after day 2

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39 minutes ago, tchat07 said:

Got it thanks..did you find your numbers about 5ish mph shorter then the other 2 days of this week..I am only on my own week 3 and found that day 1 and 2 numbers were generally 3 to 5 mph faster then day 3..which I attributed to lingering soreness from lifting weights after day 2

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That sounds about right.  I do occasionally have a few great swings at the end of the week, but in general my best speeds seem to come earlier when I've had a more rest and less soreness.

During the first level of this project I was doing a separate exercise program 4-5 days a week.  The level 2 protocol for us is a little bit longer, so I cut that back to a max of 3 days a week training.  I'm far from an elite athlete and figured 20 minutes of SuperSpeed training 3x a week with 2-3 other workouts was more than enough to maintain my glorious dad bod.

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11 hours ago, SuperSpeed Golf said:

@revkev We wanted that day of rest in between each session for recovery of the nervous system. That day of rest can be important to maintain/increase speeds on the next session, reduce injury risk, and not get sloppy during the training. We are glad all the testers are learning about how their body responds to this type of training. 

If you must go back to back days attempt a morning session the first day and an evening session the following day to spread them apart more. Report back to us how the speed is on the back to back days. 

Some people end up only training 2x per week which is the absolute minimum we recommend but 3x per week gets better results.

 

Thanks!  I understand the why for the rest - it's like any other workout routine.  At times though life gets in the way.  The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is brutal for me.  For example while I'm off today and was supposed to play golf with a couple of people from this forum I need to be on call because we have a huge special event tomorrow afternoon and I'm in charge of it.  Thursday and yesterday were spent on that event and writing non-stop, tomorrow I will be at it from 7 AM until 8 PM and then the work week starts.

So finding half hour slots that will require a shower afterwards is problematic. 

I guess that my real question would be which is preferable - having a week where there are only 2 workouts or going back to back?  If I only doing two one week and then getting right back into the three a week cycle is okay I would prefer it to going back to back.   I could do Monday/Thursday this week, do Saturday and then be right back into my routine of Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday for the foreseeable future.  Given your answer I'm leaning in that direction.  I'd much rather not risk an injury today.  Instead I will do my normal cardio workout and the SuperSpeed training on Monday/Thursday/Saturday of this week.

@sirchunksalot - I would continue to do the workouts as scheduled without your radar - that way you will maintain yourself where you are currently at.  If you go too long you may see some speed loss.

Also we get questions about whether our speeds are averages - only the driver SS are averages.  The point of the SuperSpeed system is to train our minds and bodies to move faster - this is a case where the faster time is far more important than an average.  Think golf handicap - it does measure an average, it measures a potential - same thing here.

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@Revkev, fortunately I was able to get my radar in last night and my workout in this morning. This does lead me to the debate of doing a back to back workout like you've been discussing. I try to do Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, but I might do Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The thought of three after work sessions gives me the heebie jeebies something fierce. I was thinking of doing the workout sans monitor knowing that it might skew the weekly data, but like you said, it's important to keep up the routine.

Other than the incident with my former radar, I had a pretty good week. I matched two previous records and was close to normal on all the rest. It was my second week seeing 100+ with all clubs as my highs. I am jealous of @02uwmadgrad and the 143 high he saw, but I guess it had to do with not having a spectacular dad bod. Lol.

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I'm excited that Christmas break is coming up and hopefully this nasty, wet weather will let up so I can get out and play. Stage 2 is coming up quick and I haven't been able to hit the course in a few weeks. Why does it always rain on weekends?


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19 hours ago, cnosil said:

Here is some inspiration for you guys.  Swing it like a girl!!!!

 

 

Oh, to be that young and limber!!  

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Stats after week 11.     meh.....    

This is getting a bit discouraging, having no way to translate the exercises into actual driving range/golf course results.  It's going to be a longgg winter hiatus.   

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Stats after week 11.     meh.....    
This is getting a bit discouraging, having no way to translate the exercises into actual driving range/golf course results.  It's going to be a longgg winter hiatus.   
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But you’re providing a valuable view point. Lots of people can’t play during the winter months. It’s important to have that vantage point in the mix. Just remember that my friend! Your data is huge and think what the Spring will bring.


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Stats after week 11.     meh.....    
This is getting a bit discouraging, having no way to translate the exercises into actual driving range/golf course results.  It's going to be a longgg winter hiatus.   
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I agree with@Revkev about your experience being valuable to this testing. I know it's tough putting in all this work and not being able to see the payoff, but you will come spring.

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13 hours ago, Calypso55 said:

Stats after week 11.     meh.....    

This is getting a bit discouraging, having no way to translate the exercises into actual driving range/golf course results.  It's going to be a longgg winter hiatus.   

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Don't get discouraged!!  You are not alone.  It looks like we are at similar speeds.  My numbers haven't changed much in the last few sessions, and have gone down a little for the light club.  

I have to remember that in the middle of week 9, I changed from Yellow to Green as my lightest club.  After that change I had some great numbers with the Green club, but the last few sessions my speed has dropped back to what it was before the change.  Of course, it's colder now and the grass is wet!!

Interesting that the first session of Week 12 today... my fastest swing was with the Blue club at 104 which is a record for that club.  I've only had 4 swings over 100 with the Blue club in the last month.

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