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So, [mention=80128]sirchunksalot[/mention] has obliged me on this already. Can I persuade anyone else to join in?
Just want to test a small theory I have currently, that might play into this quite nicely...


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There was a lot of talk a few weeks ago around here about tempo. I played last weekend with one of my most common partners over the summer and after ripping a few three woods right down the middle to start off the round he made a comment about how smooth my tempo was. Tempo is not something I actively think about *at all* but it was good to see him make that comment considering how much stock everyone in this group puts in tempo. We were out to drinks a few days later and he made another comment on how much smoother my swing looks and how good my tempo was. He's a high-70s/low-80s guy and has been golfing for much longer than I have so I'm taking his word for it. 

I'll probably post my next speed updates when I finish my "protocol 2" (I have another few months of 5 kneeling swings each hand each stick, 5 regulars, 5 step thrus--- elaborating because my protocol 2 is different as I'm not an 'official tester'. 

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Sgold7, revkev, or sounds like you both put on a couple of good rounds this week and are showing the benefits of SuperSpeed training. That's awesome guys!

 

My week 10 training got off to a fantastic start, with highs of 110, 108, and 107. I was even able to break 100 with my non-dominant side in three of my protocols. The 108 and 107 were both with the regular swing, also. That had me pretty excited.

 

Since we're getting cooler weather here in Tennessee, I went this weekend and bought a pair of WinterSof gloves to help keep the hands warm and a good grip on my clubs. I like them, so far. They'll get put to a good test tomorrow night when it's going to be in the 30's. rps20181204_211221.jpeg.96d7241e3e9687e096917f34080f9662.jpeg

 

I was able to hit the range and work on the ballooning issue I had. I figured I was using more of an iron swing with the driver, causing me to hit down on the ball. A little adjustment in the takeaway and it was a lot better.

 

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Sgold7, revkev, or sounds like you both put on a couple of good rounds this week and are showing the benefits of SuperSpeed training. That's awesome guys!

Yup! Definitely seeing improvement on the course which is the reason for all of this! The best part is now that my tee game is improving pretty significantly it's freed up some more practice time to focus on my mid & long iron game which has been lacking. The ball striking has been down and over the past few weeks I've been able to put a ton of focus on that. 

Also, my dad who's had some health issues over the last 10 years (he's 58) has been swinging the set of sticks I got him for the holidays semi-regularly. First time in ages he's been sore from real physical activity. Really cool. 

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Okay my week 3 is in the books and I think the plateau is done! Although the increases showed up in everything but the green dominant.

Here are the numbers

Green RH 107 Blue RH 110 Red RH 103
LH 105 LH 102 LH 94

I don’t know why I wasn’t faster with the green dominant but I was out of site with everything else. The blue 110 was on a traditional swing. I got it up to 96 kneeling RH and the 105 LH actually felt like a golf swing.

I commented in an earlier post about my round Tuesday. I was consistently as long as or longer than my buddy who was 20 yards longer than me last April when we played.

Excited to focus on increasing the speed a bit faster over the next few weeks and seeing where that gets me with driver for real.




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1 minute ago, revkev said:

Okay my week 3 is in the books and I think the plateau is done! Although the increases showed up in everything but the green dominant.

Here are the numbers

Green RH 107 Blue RH 110 Red RH 103
LH 105 LH 102 LH 94

I don’t know why I wasn’t faster with the green dominant but I was out of site with everything else. The blue 110 was on a traditional swing. I got it up to 96 kneeling RH and the 105 LH actually felt like a golf swing.

I commented in an earlier post about my round Tuesday. I was consistently as long as or longer than my buddy who was 20 yards longer than me last April when we played.

Excited to focus on increasing the speed a bit faster over the next few weeks and seeing where that gets me with driver for real.




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This is great to hear.

Interested in the gains you had i.e speed at start against these numbers.

Also did you know your Driver SS then and now?

 

Good job rev, might have to ask Santa for a set 😉 

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Hi all, the Reverend had a great question. Group training is a big focus for us. We set up group training or speed clinics at facilities all over the world so golfers can work together and push each other. With the gains over the first 6 weeks it is a big motivator for those to continue to the next protocol. If people didn't see gains that quickly it may become more frustrating causing a drop out from the program. With that extra motivation the plateau phase that comes after isn't as mentally challenging. We encourage SuperSpeed users to at minimum get through the first 2 protocols where they will see the biggest gains. If they discontinue for a period of time after then the speeds don't typically drop back down much if at all. 

It is very similar to a gym program in that you will see gains and plateaus. Just the way we are built. But once you get over the plateaus it is a great feeling!

 

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Hey MGS testers, just wanted to throw up that link to the articles/videos we spoke of from Steven Buzza on GolfWRX. Really interesting data on what happens when people try to swing for distance versus accuracy. We see the same thing in our testing.

Kyle

http://www.golfwrx.com/529216/buzza-golf-should-you-focus-on-distance-or-dispersion-for-better-tee-shots/

http://www.golfwrx.com/528094/watch-drive-the-ball-straighter-by-trying-to-hit-it-farther/

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@revkev The new protocols you guys are going through are basically the same as the ones on the current website so the results would be comparable. They start to shift a little more as we add new drill positions in the next few levels. The new protocols are close to being on the new website. Thanks for the comment!

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@SuperSpeed Golf - your customer service is worth its weight in gold.

 

@our readers - it really is! Like any thing that will make you better you must have the discipline to do the work. My goal remains average LPGA swing speeds with driver. I think that I can threaten scratch with that 73, plus 3 with 3 to play and 77 in my last 3 rounds about 2 mph under right now. And I’m not having time to practice as I’d like.

 

BTW my thought on the tee right now is hit the hell out of it, accuracy be damned - makes no difference - I hit it pretty straight anyway. I’m hitting 11 or so fairways out of 14 that way.

 

 

 

 

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I am really enjoying this thread. I understood the concepts of speed training but actually hearing from people that I converse with on a regular basis validates that it can work for the average joe.

I have some unused amazon gift cards so I may be acquiring a set and radar unit as a post Christmas gift to myself.

Keep up the great work testers.

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@persevering golfer I picked up 5 mph driver SS in level 1 from 91 to 96 on the radar that SuoerSpeed sent us which is the same device that we use for our protocol Swing Speeds. I’m a few mph’s slower on devices like Swing Caddy or trackman. But that’s normal. Also I’m not going to remeasure my driver SS until the end of level 2 which is when we will have our stage 2 reviews up. That’s going to be mid January.

 

I would remind too that I had already picked up some swing speed from my year long fitness program. Don’t necessarily expect this to work for others though. At 62 I was badly out of shape. I dropped 40 plus pounds in 6 months and gained flexibility and muscle tone back - I went from 84.5 on trackman to 88 during that time. I’m thinking that I’m closing in on 93 on that device now.

 

I’m about to head to the range so I will grab a few voice caddy readings for kick but I’m slower in the morning than in the afternoon. Tuesday’s round and yesterday’s workout were in the afternoon. :)

 

 

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I note a lot of people saying they find training in the afternoon easier. I'm not personally surprised, when I was actively training for sports I was always advised to do your most stressful workouts in the afternoon as you'd have naturally loosened up more, had more food to eat and a better level of energy and that the only exercise that would naturally benefit from an early start was when you were looking to drop fat.

Certainly for those of us who are older and tend to have a day full of work, even with a warm-up in the morning, you've had a full day of "warming up" by the afternoon/evening which makes it easier to get into the exercise.

@SuperSpeed Golf, what is the thinking behind recommending morning workouts? I'm definitely interested in the reasoning as someone who is always looking to learn more about, well, everything...

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Week 10 has been completed.  It's funny that Rev said his plateau period was over this week as I also saw some new records with my swing speeds.  I set new personal bests with my left-handed (non-dominant) green and red training clubs.  Hopefully the program isn't telling me I should switch things up and become a lefty!

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The one thing that has me really confused is my right-handed swings with the green stick.  My very first max speed back in week one was 138mph.  Since then I've hit a max of 142 but have consistently been in the 135-138 range the entire 10 weeks.  All of the other clubs have seen a pretty steady progression upwards.  I wonder if the green stick is too light for my normal swing?

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I have also completed Week 10 today.  Speeds are about the same as the last couple of weeks.  However, I think I'm doing pretty well to maintain.  Temps have dropped to below freezing at night, and it warms ups to about freezing when I do the protocol; 31º today at 11am.  I have to do it outside as I have no place inside with high enough ceilings.  It's been so cold I haven't even wanted to go to the course.  Ten years ago I would still be playing in below freezing temperatures.  Now I'm longing for my 2 weeks in AZ next month.

I originally thought this training would be perfect as a winter activity, but I will qualify that... only if you have a nice warm place to do it.  Old bodies and cold temperatures don't mix very well.  I could easily see that if I were not doing this training as a MGS test, I would put it off until warmer weather arrived.  Don't worry... I'm committed now!

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1 hour ago, 02uwmadgrad said:

The one thing that has me really confused is my right-handed swings with the green stick.  My very first max speed back in week one was 138mph.  Since then I've hit a max of 142 but have consistently been in the 135-138 range the entire 10 weeks.  All of the other clubs have seen a pretty steady progression upwards.  I wonder if the green stick is too light for my normal swing?

Here's a possibility (and I'm way underqualified to pretend I know anything here): at least in theory, we'd recognize that for a given body/build/fitness, at a certain point, you've maxed out all the speed you have there. Again, I don't know you, and I'm no physiologist, but it seems like at least a shot-in-the-dark possibility.

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Another week in the books here! Solid incremental improvement continues: remember, my chart is an average of standing, dominant-hand swings:

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I hit a milestone this week: my red stick average is now the same as my green stick final swings from Week 1. I'm certainly pleased by that.

For my own part, I began a general fitness routine roughly the same time I began SuperSpeed training. It's nothing elaborate: I get on the exercise bike for a half-hour on MWF, and then go through a routine on my BowFlex-ish machine on TThS. I have to think that's also contributing to the steady rise in my numbers.

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@JonBrittan if I'm not mistaken, the theory behind the early training has to do with your mind being more receptive to the reprogramming that the over speed training is trying to accomplish. According to SuperSpeed, we are working our minds as much as our bodies toward the goal of learning we can swing faster. I tend to train later in the day because I am usually up before 4 a.m. and the only thing I'm receptive to is more coffee.

@KennyB you are tougher than I am. Playing when it's below freezing, I guess that's what being from the Northwest will do for you.

On to the weekly wrap up,

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Had a pretty good week, highlighted by a 113 mph swing with my medium club during a step change.
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Honestly, I seem to get along with that club more than my lightest club recently.

I did have to change my schedule this week to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday because of inclement weather last week that made me end week 9 on Saturday. Like Kenny, I'm doing this all outdoors. I have a feeling my neighbors think I'm crazy standing in front of my house at 7 p.m. swinging a club. I use a light to help illuminate the radar as it's usually in my shadow.

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I also hit 100 mph for the first time left handed with my heaviest club. I'm pretty proud of that.

I was hoping to play this weekend, but the chance for rain is running close to 100 percent this weekend.

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24 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I also hit 100 mph for the first time left handed with my heaviest club. I'm pretty proud of that.
 

Over 100 in every kind of swing: great stuff!

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