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Looks like I'll reset the weights again, as I did not hit the required reps for me to progress. Additionally, I'm going to look and see if any tweaks should be made prior to my next block of training. Overall, I'm happy with how things are going and I'm excited to see how it translates to my golf game. Praying for warmer weather this upcoming weekend so I can make it out to the range.

Week 10 Day 2

Main Lifts:

  • DB Snatch - 4x5
  • Seated DB Press - 3x5,1x3,2x10
  • Goblet Squats - 4x5

Accessories (3 sets of each):

  • DB Batwing Rows
  • Incline DB Press
  • Face Pulls
  • Straight-arm Pulldowns
  • Wrist Curls
  • KB Rotational Swings
  • Pallof Press

Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

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Great workout this morning to put an end to this cycle/phase. Going to keep things mostly the same, but make some minor tweaks and reset the weights a bit so I can build back up. Putting practice tomorrow.

Week 10 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
  • Like 1

Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

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Solid putting session this morning. In my ~17 years of playing golf, I've never spent this much time practicing my putting, so I'm really hoping the hard work pays off. At a minimum, I'm gaining a lot more comfort with my putting stroke and when I miss a putt, I'm immediately realizing why or what I did to cause the miss. 

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Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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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
  • Like 1

Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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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
  • Like 2

Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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18 minutes ago, thatgolfguyrob said:

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.

That's gotta be a great feeling to reinforce the work you've been doing. Good stuff.

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Great thread.  Congrats on the upcoming family addition. 

20 extra yards is a nice improvement!

I would suggest video'ing your putting practice.  You may see something that needs to be adjusted.  I did a putter review in the Fall and that process had me making video's and I saw a couple things I needed to tweak.  Besides the added practice, the new putter and tweaked technique added up to a much improved on course performance.

 

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23 hours ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

That's gotta be a great feeling to reinforce the work you've been doing. Good stuff.

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.

Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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21 hours ago, Shapotomous said:

Great thread.  Congrats on the upcoming family addition. 

20 extra yards is a nice improvement!

I would suggest video'ing your putting practice.  You may see something that needs to be adjusted.  I did a putter review in the Fall and that process had me making video's and I saw a couple things I needed to tweak.  Besides the added practice, the new putter and tweaked technique added up to a much improved on course performance.

 

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.

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Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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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

Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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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!

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Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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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.

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Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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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
  • Like 1

Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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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
  • Like 1

Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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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

Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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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

Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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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
  • Like 1

Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 LD 7* w/ House of Forged Jamie Sadlowski S

3Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback Tour 12.5* Draw w/ Project X Even Flow White T1100 75S

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 16* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90S

Irons: :titelist-small: 718 T-MB (3); :titelist-small: 716 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 52/58; :cleveland-small: Full-face 64

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Hollywood / :cleveland-small: SOFT 11

Ball: :srixon-small:

Instagram: @thatgolfguyrob

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