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Still at it.

This morning's workout:

Squats - 365, 3 sets of 4 reps, each set followed by 3 minutes rest and then 5 box jumps

Lat Pulldown - 200, 3 sets of 4 reps, each set followed by 3 minutes rest and then 5 Overhead Med Ball Slams (8 lb ball)

Hammer Strength Decline Press - 320, 3 sets of 3, each set followed by 3 minutes rest and then 5 Med Ball Chest Slams

Golf Posture Cable Rotation - 50, 3 sets of 5 each side, each set followed by 3 minutes rest and then 5 Med Ball Wall Throws

On the SuperSpeed front, I'm still doing Level 1 plus single arm work, and plan to eventually graduate to Level 2 and then stay there throughout the season.  However, results are mixed.  I won't post the graph here because I remain mildly embarrassed by the speeds, but I've charted my speeds from the beginning to March to date and the trendline is essentially flat.  But, on the course, I'm longer.  I only have 3 rounds under my belt so far, but I'm a solid half club longer through the bag.

One thing I have recently discovered is I'm not focusing on recovery enough.  I made it a point this week to hit pause on my wife and I'll late night binge-watching and get more sleep.  Likely as a result, every speed workout this week was faster than the previous one.

More to follow...

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  • 3 weeks later...

Alright, so this is going to be a pretty damn embarrassing post, but bear with me, I'll conclude on a positive note.

Anyone tracking this thread knows I spent a lot of time and energy lifting some VERY heavy weights this offseason looking to put on mass and gain speed, because Bryson.  400 pound deadlifts, 365 pound squats, etc.  You also know I did SuperSpeed work, going all the way up to Level 4, all without a radar despite the advice and counsel of forum members much smarter than I. 

When I did finally get a radar, I was astonished to find I hadn't gained any speed, and in fact, I'm quite slow. So, I resolved to go all the way back to square one...I've been doing Level 1, with some additional single arm work, and a C Club workout on Wednesday.  

Again, I'm embarrassed to post how slow these are, especially after all that work, but more to follow.  (Each data point is the high speed of the 3 swings in each set.)

First, the Level 1 progress:

 

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Here's the C Club data:

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I know, slow huh?  But, a couple things stand out to me:

- Having already done so much SuperSpeed work but without the device, it's very hard to know where and when to expect the "jump" that SuperSpeed discusses.  That said, as you can see, I inserted a little trendline, and over the course of 8 weeks (plus this morning's workout), there is a slight but perceptible increase across the board.  I'll take it provided it continues.

- I ran the mile and some cross country in high school and a few years of college, then started "bro-split" style lifting in college and have been ever since.  Point is, I have NEVER trained for power and explosiveness and it shows.  Not to sound like a jack@ss, but I'm strong as an ox, I'm just as slow as one too!  Coinciding with going back to Level 1, I adopted an entirely new training split that I've documented here focused on concentric training with sprints, jumps, med ball work, etc.  I'm confident this training emphasis on power will help and already is.

- All of this SuperSpeed work is done at 4:30 in the morning in my garage before getting to the gym.  I'm probably not wide awake, and I do my best to warm up but probably with varied effectiveness.  Since getting on the course this year, I've hit multiple 290-300 yard drives that would appear to be faster than these numbers.  I know, wind, temperature, slope of fairway...tons of factors there, but the point is I know I'm gaining speed.  I am seeing 3-5 more yards per iron across the bag as well.  (Haven't had a chance to really dial that at a range yet.)

So, I'll keep at it and post another update here eventually.  I may jump to Level 2 at the prescribed time, although part of me is considering staying at Level 1 until the season is over.

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35 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Alright, so this is going to be a pretty damn embarrassing post, but bear with me, I'll conclude on a positive note.

Anyone tracking this thread knows I spent a lot of time and energy lifting some VERY heavy weights this offseason looking to put on mass and gain speed, because Bryson.  400 pound deadlifts, 365 pound squats, etc.  You also know I did SuperSpeed work, going all the way up to Level 4, all without a radar despite the advice and counsel of forum members much smarter than I. 

When I did finally get a radar, I was astonished to find I hadn't gained any speed, and in fact, I'm quite slow. So, I resolved to go all the way back to square one...I've been doing Level 1, with some additional single arm work, and a C Club workout on Wednesday.  

Again, I'm embarrassed to post how slow these are, especially after all that work, but more to follow.  (Each data point is the high speed of the 3 swings in each set.)

First, the Level 1 progress:

 

Untitled.png.0dea7c6de448171cff0ebdfc5788a7ba.png

Here's the C Club data:

1454857754_Untitled2.png.266ff41d9b0eb5cb136e3b6fdbafcf8b.png

I know, slow huh?  But, a couple things stand out to me:

- Having already done so much SuperSpeed work but without the device, it's very hard to know where and when to expect the "jump" that SuperSpeed discusses.  That said, as you can see, I inserted a little trendline, and over the course of 8 weeks (plus this morning's workout), there is a slight but perceptible increase across the board.  I'll take it provided it continues.

- I ran the mile and some cross country in high school and a few years of college, then started "bro-split" style lifting in college and have been ever since.  Point is, I have NEVER trained for power and explosiveness and it shows.  Not to sound like a jack@ss, but I'm strong as an ox, I'm just as slow as one too!  Coinciding with going back to Level 1, I adopted an entirely new training split that I've documented here focused on concentric training with sprints, jumps, med ball work, etc.  I'm confident this training emphasis on power will help and already is.

- All of this SuperSpeed work is done at 4:30 in the morning in my garage before getting to the gym.  I'm probably not wide awake, and I do my best to warm up but probably with varied effectiveness.  Since getting on the course this year, I've hit multiple 290-300 yard drives that would appear to be faster than these numbers.  I know, wind, temperature, slope of fairway...tons of factors there, but the point is I know I'm gaining speed.  I am seeing 3-5 more yards per iron across the bag as well.  (Haven't had a chance to really dial that at a range yet.)

So, I'll keep at it and post another update here eventually.  I may jump to Level 2 at the prescribed time, although part of me is considering staying at Level 1 until the season is over.

It does seem like the progress is coming along slowly but surely and I know the changes would help. I really would not discount the early and possible colder sessions compared to a round. I have done early sessions and evening training and can see upwards of a 5 mph difference especially with the red stick. Keep up the hard work.

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5mph is a realistic minimum speed below your max at any given time based on: warm up, temperature, residual fatigue from golf, workouts, etc. And day to day variance of your swing and flexibility. You’re already fast, relatively speaking. Big gains will be a challenge. 
 

Seeing your SS numbers above highlights a nice benefit of the Stack app to log and average all this info by session as well. 
 

I would add 5 driver swings without a ball after each SS session and log those speeds. As well as 5 with a ball to get a better feel of potential max speed on the course. 

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  • 1 month later...

Continuing to grind away in the gym, for the most part.  I've posted about it elsewhere but I've been hit hard with a case of golfer's elbow, which I never would have expected with all my strength training work.  I've been doing SuperSpeed and Orange Whip drills on top of 1-2 rounds per week...I honestly think the contributing "overuse" that caused the injury is playing catch and drill work as assistant coach on my son's traveling baseball team.  I haven't played any significant baseball in literally decades, now I'm throwing nearly every day.

I've been icing, stretching, using a massage gun, and CBD cream, and after an all wedge session at the range last night to try it out (with a compression sleeve on), I felt comfortable hitting the gym today.

I continue to see modest improvements on SuperSpeed numbers...the trend line continues to creep up; I'll post final charts for the Level 1 protocols in a few weeks once I've completed them.

And, some of my lifts are getting stronger.  Got this for 3 sets of 4 squat reps today (with box jumps as contrast training after each squat set):

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No, not "ass to grass", but parallel.  If you follow Bill Miller or Mike Carroll you'll know they question the utility and applicability to golf of squatting past parallel.  (hopefully that's me being smart about my training rather than rationalizing a way to avoid taking them deeper!)

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4 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Continuing to grind away in the gym, for the most part.  I've posted about it elsewhere but I've been hit hard with a case of golfer's elbow, which I never would have expected with all my strength training work.  I've been doing SuperSpeed and Orange Whip drills on top of 1-2 rounds per week...I honestly think the contributing "overuse" that caused the injury is playing catch and drill work as assistant coach on my son's traveling baseball team.  I haven't played any significant baseball in literally decades, now I'm throwing nearly every day.

I've been icing, stretching, using a massage gun, and CBD cream, and after an all wedge session at the range last night to try it out (with a compression sleeve on), I felt comfortable hitting the gym today.

I continue to see modest improvements on SuperSpeed numbers...the trend line continues to creep up; I'll post final charts for the Level 1 protocols in a few weeks once I've completed them.

And, some of my lifts are getting stronger.  Got this for 3 sets of 4 squat reps today (with box jumps as contrast training after each squat set):

Squats.jpg.3e85a61449bc40e18a7c28ee9ae99047.jpg

No, not "ass to grass", but parallel.  If you follow Bill Miller or Mike Carroll you'll know they question the utility and applicability to golf of squatting past parallel.  (hopefully that's me being smart about my training rather than rationalizing a way to avoid taking them deeper!)

Dude throwing after long periods of time not throwing ALWAYS jacks up my elbow now. throw that sucker in an ice bath!

Nice weight there, my legs would be screaming at me and wouldnt let me walk next day!

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  • 4 weeks later...

Did my last SuperSpeed Level 1 workout this morning.  I have a C Club workout to do Wednesday, and then it will be a 2-week shutdown while I head back east to see family in PA.

Truth be told, I need the rest, and I'm hopeful I'll be able to use that 2-week stretch to heal up my elbow.  I've felt it doing SuperSpeed and at the gym, despite wearing a compression sleeve for both, and I won't cop out and blame it for the training stalling a bit, but it is hard to go all out worrying about pain.  To throw another excuse out there, my overall diet and conditioning have suffered a bit...too many awesome shandy's and summer ale's available right now!

In any event, here's my "final" progress tracker for Level 1.  (Some of the data point fields are cut off...can only fit so much in the snip.)

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Rather than a jump I'm seeing slow incremental improvement.  Again, I know these are pretty slow overall, but with no speed/power training background I'm actually encouraged...at the end of the day a slow and steadily climbing trendline is all I care about seeing, and is enough for me to stay motivated.

And, I did get on a GC Quad and hit driver at the end of my iron fitting last week, and I averaged 106, and touched 108.  That's a big improvement for me...very excited to get back from this upcoming trip, do a tune-up week of Level 1, and dive into Level 2!

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4 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Did my last SuperSpeed Level 1 workout this morning.  I have a C Club workout to do Wednesday, and then it will be a 2-week shutdown while I head back east to see family in PA.

Truth be told, I need the rest, and I'm hopeful I'll be able to use that 2-week stretch to heal up my elbow.  I've felt it doing SuperSpeed and at the gym, despite wearing a compression sleeve for both, and I won't cop out and blame it for the training stalling a bit, but it is hard to go all out worrying about pain.  To throw another excuse out there, my overall diet and conditioning have suffered a bit...too many awesome shandy's and summer ale's available right now!

In any event, here's my "final" progress tracker for Level 1.  (Some of the data point fields are cut off...can only fit so much in the snip.)

image.png.9700c162267a241e3418fdaafa4e2c9d.png

Rather than a jump I'm seeing slow incremental improvement.  Again, I know these are pretty slow overall, but with no speed/power training background I'm actually encouraged...at the end of the day a slow and steadily climbing trendline is all I care about seeing, and is enough for me to stay motivated.

And, I did get on a GC Quad and hit driver at the end of my iron fitting last week, and I averaged 106, and touched 108.  That's a big improvement for me...very excited to get back from this upcoming trip, do a tune-up week of Level 1, and dive into Level 2!

This is great progress and way to stick with it. Hopefully another jump comes for you when you get back to it.

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Completed my last Level 1 C Club workout this morning.

The C Club prescription from SuperSpeed is actually for only 6 weeks, whereas I did 12 weeks of one workout every Wednesday, Monday and Friday being reserved for standard SuperSpeed Level 1 training.

Again, I know/feel I should be much faster than these speeds reflect, but I have zero power/speed training background so as long as I continue to see progress I'm okay.  In this case, I saw definite improvement:

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Much steeper trendline that the standard workouts.  As compared to my lowest speeds from early in the training, I saw a 19 mph gain in my max out speed, a 21 mph gain in the narrow swings, and a 16 mph gain in the step change swings.

Overall, I need to redouble my efforts at eating right, recovering and getting enough sleep, etc.  But, I'm excited for the progress and looking forward to Level 2.

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  • 4 weeks later...

With the family trips and brief golf trip behind me, I'm excited to dive back into the training.  Golfer's elbow continues to be a challenge, but a compression sleeve and ice are helping, along with my new Steelfiber shafts.  Programming more complex training, and Level 2 SuperSpeed.

Anyway, for anyone interested, a new blog post from an interview with Bill Miller just showed on Simplifaster.com:

Rotational Power Development with Bill Miller (simplifaster.com)

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Training continues!  I've gotten to a point that my golfer's elbow issue is slowly improving; I spend a lot of time with the massage gun on it, and can now train fully, and play, with the compression sleeve on with no real issues.  It's definitely still there, but manageable, and it is very slowly recovering.

After several trips home, planned and unplanned, I'm back to my complex training program and have begun Level 2 SuperSpeed.  Unfortunately I have another trip to Colorado coming up that will force a week off, although I may pack the C Club and deal with the eye rolls from the wife...we'll see.  Come September I'll finally be able to link several months together of training without interruption.

Biggest irritation now is a need for a better radar....I have the gray and blue Swing Speed Radar and I'm convinced it's junk.  This morning I had readings that were literally 30 mph apart from each other.  Next week I plan to go pick up an SC200 Plus to address that issue.  

Not much detail here, just wanted to share that I'm still at it!  I did hit a couple 300 yarders in my last round, so the hard work is paying off!

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So I'm still struggling to get back on the rails consistently with my training.  I took a 2 week trip to see family, then another week-long trip due to a family emergency, and now I'm out of town all next week.  I can tell you, in my case anyway, that the speed training results can fall off a bit if you don't stay with it...only this week (third week in a row) did I get back to the speeds I was peaking at in Level 1.  Same goes for the weights in my lifts.  For this upcoming trip I intend to do some bodyweight maintenance work in the hotels and hopefully retain where I'm at...I would hope just 1 week away from the speed training won't be too detrimental.

I did have a bit of a breakthrough in terms of my training plans, now and into the future.  Being a little self-conscious I've been leery of doing the speed work in public, but after reading @Lacassem describe strapping on his PlaneMate at the range I finally manned up and just took the speed sticks and radar to the gym.  The other reason was because I wanted to see if the radar would work more consistently in a wide open space like the gym versus a garage stall, and it did...didn't miss a reading, whereas in the garage it was all over the place.  

Up to this point, my routine had been to do the SuperSpeed prescribed warm-up, add in a little Orange Whip, and then do the protocols in my garage.  For the last two workouts, I've taken the radar and sticks to the gym and completed a far more thorough warm-up, and the results have shown.  Won't get into the raw numbers, but reached new highs on multiple Level 2 swings today, sometimes by 3-4 mph.  Granted, I'm doing this at 4 in the morning so there aren't many people there to witness this anyway, but I'm very excited to have this option available for winter training.

One thing I am wondering, and I'm hoping I can get @BMart519or @Chip Strokesto chime in, is I've been doing this Complex/Potentiation Training routine for basically 4-5 months now...Weighted Sleds, rest, then Sprints, Squats, rest, then box jumps, etc.  I was thinking for varieties sake I would move away from that routine for basically 10 weeks in the offseason to a more traditional hypertrophy workout, while still doing the explosive sprints, jumps, and med ball work at the beginning of those workouts, and then get back to the complex training come January.  Thoughts?  Or if I'm seeing speed gains do you see any harm in just keeping with what I'm doing?

Not looking forward to this coming week off, but already excited to get after it once I'm back!

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7 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

So I'm still struggling to get back on the rails consistently with my training.  I took a 2 week trip to see family, then another week-long trip due to a family emergency, and now I'm out of town all next week.  I can tell you, in my case anyway, that the speed training results can fall off a bit if you don't stay with it...only this week (third week in a row) did I get back to the speeds I was peaking at in Level 1.  Same goes for the weights in my lifts.  For this upcoming trip I intend to do some bodyweight maintenance work in the hotels and hopefully retain where I'm at...I would hope just 1 week away from the speed training won't be too detrimental.

I did have a bit of a breakthrough in terms of my training plans, now and into the future.  Being a little self-conscious I've been leery of doing the speed work in public, but after reading @Lacassem describe strapping on his PlaneMate at the range I finally manned up and just took the speed sticks and radar to the gym.  The other reason was because I wanted to see if the radar would work more consistently in a wide open space like the gym versus a garage stall, and it did...didn't miss a reading, whereas in the garage it was all over the place.  

Up to this point, my routine had been to do the SuperSpeed prescribed warm-up, add in a little Orange Whip, and then do the protocols in my garage.  For the last two workouts, I've taken the radar and sticks to the gym and completed a far more thorough warm-up, and the results have shown.  Won't get into the raw numbers, but reached new highs on multiple Level 2 swings today, sometimes by 3-4 mph.  Granted, I'm doing this at 4 in the morning so there aren't many people there to witness this anyway, but I'm very excited to have this option available for winter training.

One thing I am wondering, and I'm hoping I can get @BMart519or @Chip Strokesto chime in, is I've been doing this Complex/Potentiation Training routine for basically 4-5 months now...Weighted Sleds, rest, then Sprints, Squats, rest, then box jumps, etc.  I was thinking for varieties sake I would move away from that routine for basically 10 weeks in the offseason to a more traditional hypertrophy workout, while still doing the explosive sprints, jumps, and med ball work at the beginning of those workouts, and then get back to the complex training come January.  Thoughts?  Or if I'm seeing speed gains do you see any harm in just keeping with what I'm doing?

Not looking forward to this coming week off, but already excited to get after it once I'm back!

Time off is tough and its brutal to get back into a groove. I cannot speak to the speed training but I thoroughly enjoy having the planemate on at the range. It looks goofy but screw em its helped for sure. I have not been to the range in several weeks but hitting a ball with the planemate is just a totally different experience!  Did anyone ask you what the speed sticks were?

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Just now, Lacassem said:

Time off is tough and its brutal to get back into a groove. I cannot speak to the speed training but I thoroughly enjoy having the planemate on at the range. It looks goofy but screw em its helped for sure. I have not been to the range in several weeks but hitting a ball with the planemate is just a totally different experience!  Did anyone ask you what the speed sticks were?

Nope.  There was one usual early-bird Crossfit girl that definitely gave me some eyebrow-raised looks, but at that time in the morning I probably just come across as really dedicated rather than weird.  It must look like quite the setup though...radar on the ground, two white golf gloves on (Mike Carroll recommends two gloves and he's right...gym doesn't have HVAC...)and swinging out of my shoes, kneeling swings, step-change swings...

You also inspired me on the range...have been using my TourStriker SmartBall last couple sessions.  I'm pretty sure it generates a smirk or two, but I'm also sure the smirk disappears after you stripe a few.

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Nope.  There was one usual early-bird Crossfit girl that definitely gave me some eyebrow-raised looks, but at that time in the morning I probably just come across as really dedicated rather than weird.  It must look like quite the setup though...radar on the ground, two white golf gloves on (Mike Carroll recommends two gloves and he's right...gym doesn't have HVAC...)and swinging out of my shoes, kneeling swings, step-change swings...

You also inspired me on the range...have been using my TourStriker SmartBall last couple sessions.  I'm pretty sure it generates a smirk or two, but I'm also sure the smirk disappears after you stripe a few.

I mean if you aren't hitting the ball how do you know you're doing it right? Same with the gym, feel like you probably go a little harder in the gym no?

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2 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Have you updated the radar yet?

No.  I bought an SC200+ but was thoroughly unimpressed with it so I returned it and am still using the blue/gray Swing Speed radar.  Honestly once I got it into the the gym it seems to work a lot better for me.  I'd like to pick up a PRGR but I've got other spending priorities...new wedges, maybe a Ventus Blue, some GolfTec lessons...the list always goes on and on doesn't it?  🤣

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1 minute ago, Lacassem said:

I mean if you aren't hitting the ball how do you know you're doing it right? Same with the gym, feel like you probably go a little harder in the gym no?

Yes, absolutely.  Doesn't hurt that the full dose of pre-workout is kicking in too!  

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3 minutes ago, Shankster said:

I wonder what the best option for the radar is.  I mean I think it is a necessity for speed training, without the feedback how do we see our hard work pay off.

Mine is acting funny too.  That or I’m 15mph slower in a day…

I have really liked the PRGR, the speed are pretty consistent (almost never get speeds that jump around) and after a couple GC Quad sessions seems to be pretty accurate the PRGR might read a couple MPH too fast but that's it. Really impressed at it for only a couple hundred dollar unit.

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