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Several weeks into my insanity workout (have stopped running for a bit but will add it back in as the weather warms). This week added in SuperSpeed training and at night some weighted exercises. One of my favorites is I have a weighted bar and I grip that in the middle and use that to just do generic golf rotation.

Will do a speed check in next week I think see where I am at. Feeling good.

 

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I must be crazy. Gym closed due to winter storm (got 3/4” of ice and 1” of snow) and went to the park by my house and did my overspeed training. Also brought my driver out for giggles. I was impressed what I achieved since i had little to no traction in my park, even with spikes on and 23* out. Everyone watch out come March!  

pre session driver avg: 114 mph

post session driver avg: 117.7 mph

still have speed to gain it looks like. 

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I had a really rough 2 weeks with practice. My speed training has been hit or miss. However I practiced yesterday, I found that my high point for the light speed trainer was down, 119 vs 117 but my driver swing went up from 101 to 105. I could really feel the difference yesterday with the swing where everything felt complete vs the initial few weeks where it felt like I was swinging out of my shoes 

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Hey boys! Happy XMas Eve! 🙂

I know I'm not a part of the test, but wanted to report my first season yesterday and ask what the general consensus was, and what I can do to improve/make the most of it. 

I bought the RypStick (along with the PRGR) on Cyber Monday, and yesterday did my initial workout. Driver baseline was 97 (five swing average with high/low tossed) followed by workout. Driver post-workout was 107 (same:  five swings, high and low tossed)

This feels CRAZY to me. Is this normal? 10mph seems WAY higher than what I was anticipating - obviously, I wouldn't expect to see 10mph on-course, but what WOULD I be expecting? 

Obviously, this is ONE workout in, so I'm trying to keep my expectations in check, but curious as to those of you  several weeks in - how much is translating (assuming you're in a year-round golf environment) on-course? 

Also: are most of you doing a warm-up pre-workout? RypStick offers a video warm-up (which I did), which is some basic stretching, but no swings. 

Again - I'm super new to this, but I definitely was pleasantly surprised with the end-result swing test. 

Taking a day off (per system recommendation), and not-surprisingly sore 🙂 (I'm..."chubby" if we're being kind, lol)

Have a great Holiday, everyone! Just thought I'd poke my head in here to see if anyone had any thoughts. 

Really love the thread and excited to see how everyone keeps getting faster!

 

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I’m going to have to get creative with my speed training. Someone stole my max swing speed stick from the gym today. May just have to focus on fast driver swings at the range in the interim 

 

update: they found it!!!

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At a crossroads and realized what I am going to do. I just finished the off-season circuit for fit for golf. Now moving to winter strength. I was only going to do this for 6 weeks but feel now I am gonna do it right for the long run. 3 full months and then move into more speed workouts in the gym. This means I may not see a big jump come March as I’ll really be overloading my muscles. I’ll roll with it as this is just for fun. Very curious on doing check-ins into the season to see if people maintained or gained more after gym and speed work. 

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Speed training took another slight detour... the family caught the flu before Christmas... we're almost all through it and energy is ramping back up, but I'm most certainly behind most of you here.  

Got a lot of work to do now! 

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3 minutes ago, GolfSpy_BOS said:

Speed training took another slight detour... the family caught the flu before Christmas... we're almost all through it and energy is ramping back up, but I'm most certainly behind most of you here.  

Got a lot of work to do now! 

Gonna be a mile behind me....need to start my smack talking early.

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5 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

Gonna be a mile behind me....need to start my smack talking early.

…………….catch me if you can….both of you

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Putter::L.A.B.:Directed Force 2.1 69*/35" in blue 

 

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Grip: Lamkin Sonar +  Midsize 

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10 minutes ago, Vegan_Golfer_PNW said:

…………….catch me if you can….both of you

How I feel right now:

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3 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

How I feel right now:

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Well luckily I’m not dreaming, it’s a reality 

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7w: :callaway-small:Apex UW 21* MMT 80S

DI: Caley 01X 18* with :kbs: PGH Stiff plus 95g

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Putter::L.A.B.:Directed Force 2.1 69*/35" in blue 

 

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Grip: Lamkin Sonar +  Midsize 

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2 hours ago, Lacassem said:

Gonna be a mile behind me....need to start my smack talking early.

settle down buddy.... going to be reaaalllly embarassing if I'm *still* outdriving you this year considering:

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4 minutes ago, GolfSpy_BOS said:

settle down buddy.... going to be reaaalllly embarassing if I'm *still* outdriving you this year considering:

Me --> image.png <-- You

I dont care there was some man made stuff that assisted but I am just going to leave this here:

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I'll just leave this here then... 3 balls in a row:

1. Me

2. @Stankycheese. But he was playing up a tee box...

3. @Lacassem

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I still love this shot since all three balls ended right smack in the center of the fairway... probably the only time that happened! 

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1 hour ago, GolfSpy_BOS said:

I'll just leave this here then... 3 balls in a row:

1. Me

2. @Stankycheese. But he was playing up a tee box...

3. @Lacassem

IMG_5145.jpg

 

I still love this shot since all three balls ended right smack in the center of the fairway... probably the only time that happened! 

Do you see that swing? Lots has changed 

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13 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

Do you see that swing? Lots has changed 

Oh I bet, must be the senior flex shafts….

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3wHL: :callaway-small: Rogue ST LS 75x  Tensei AV Blue w/ xlink

7w: :callaway-small:Apex UW 21* MMT 80S

DI: Caley 01X 18* with :kbs: PGH Stiff plus 95g

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with:kbs: Tour Stiff 2.5* up 3/4" long, Soft stepped, MOI matched

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore 

Putter::L.A.B.:Directed Force 2.1 69*/35" in blue 

 

Ball:  :Snell: Prime 4.0

Shot Tracking: :ShotScope:

Bag: Vessel VLX 2.0

Grip: Lamkin Sonar +  Midsize 

Glove: :redrooster:

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3 hours ago, GolfSpy_BOS said:

I'll just leave this here then... 3 balls in a row:

1. Me

2. @Stankycheese. But he was playing up a tee box...

3. @Lacassem

IMG_5145.jpg

 

I still love this shot since all three balls ended right smack in the center of the fairway... probably the only time that happened! 

Did anyone hit the green from there? Lol - this is what happens with my buddies - everyone's all excited about their drive, and then only one of us hits it anywhere near the green.  

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33 minutes ago, Samsonite said:

Did anyone hit the green from there? Lol - this is what happens with my buddies - everyone's all excited about their drive, and then only one of us hits it anywhere near the green.  

Well this is the swingspeed challenge thread…. Not the scoring or accuracy thread so…. 🤣

honestly, pretty sure Mark had the best approach. I think I was also on the green, but like 50 feet away. I think Mark birdied and got the last laugh. No photo evidence of that though. ☺️

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Pretty terrible conditions to try to swing fast after we got drenched in rain yesterday for a surprise. There was quite a bit of sliding around with the feet but I still wanted to check in and see where things are at. The bad part is that I'm still not really seeing much in the way of top end speed increases yet. On the other hand, my "cruising speed" has gone from the 95-98 range to sitting around 105 comfortably. Once I get through more of the stability and strengthening programs, I hope to see some larger progress.

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Speed training is kind of stuck this week.  I want to keep my Grit score at 100% but I’m not home and in my usual routine so it’s been a challenge.  Monday I did my workout in my in-laws unheated garage on a slick concrete floor when it was 12 degrees out.  Needless to say the speeds fell off.

Now, I’m at the Woodloch spa resort in the Poconos doing all the BS classes and spa stuff my wife wants to do.  Like wall yoga…

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Anyway, my Wednesday Stack session was carved out in a corner of my resort room where I spent most of the workout terrified I was going to smash something, which REALLY slowed me down.  Friday I can take it outside or maybe to a fitness room and hopefully get a good one in.  Either way that I kept swinging instead of taking a week off is a small victory.

 

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3 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Speed training is kind of stuck this week.  I want to keep my Grit score at 100% but I’m not home and in my usual routine so it’s been a challenge.  Monday I did my workout in my in-laws unheated garage on a slick concrete floor when it was 12 degrees out.  Needless to say the speeds fell off.

Now, I’m at the Woodloch spa resort in the Poconos doing all the BS classes and spa stuff my wife wants to do.  Like wall yoga…

126E2482-C796-4226-B95D-D1F039447BAD.jpeg.ca1d1f20eacb2094750281c935669b4f.jpeg

Me on the left. I know.  Happy wife happy life right?

Anyway, my Wednesday Stack session was carved out in a corner of my resort room where I spent most of the workout terrified I was going to smash something, which REALLY slowed me down.  Friday I can take it outside or maybe to a fitness room and hopefully get a good one in.  Either way that I kept swinging instead of taking a week off is a small victory.

 

That looks fun. You get a headache after?

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3 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Speed training is kind of stuck this week.  I want to keep my Grit score at 100% but I’m not home and in my usual routine so it’s been a challenge.  Monday I did my workout in my in-laws unheated garage on a slick concrete floor when it was 12 degrees out.  Needless to say the speeds fell off.

Now, I’m at the Woodloch spa resort in the Poconos doing all the BS classes and spa stuff my wife wants to do.  Like wall yoga…

126E2482-C796-4226-B95D-D1F039447BAD.jpeg.ca1d1f20eacb2094750281c935669b4f.jpeg

Me on the left. I know.  Happy wife happy life right?

Anyway, my Wednesday Stack session was carved out in a corner of my resort room where I spent most of the workout terrified I was going to smash something, which REALLY slowed me down.  Friday I can take it outside or maybe to a fitness room and hopefully get a good one in.  Either way that I kept swinging instead of taking a week off is a small victory.

 

Looks like it could help some hip flexibility? Silver lining.....?

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12 minutes ago, Vegan_Golfer_PNW said:

That looks fun. You get a headache after?

It actually was kind of fun. No headache.

The meditative gong class BS I had to sit through after the wall yoga was another matter…

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12 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

It actually was kind of fun. No headache.

The meditative gong class BS I had to sit through after the wall yoga was another matter…

Hey meditation isn’t bad. I’m 32 days in a row on headspace. Need a clear head out on the course

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1 hour ago, Vegan_Golfer_PNW said:

Hey meditation isn’t bad. I’m 32 days in a row on headspace. Need a clear head out on the course

I do the same with the Waking Up app.  The gong just felt a little over the top.

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Almost 60* outside today so I took the opportunity to loosen up and get a speed session in.  I’m noticing a trend that the blue (medium) step-change swings seems to get me synced up and swinging faster. 
 

did a check in with my driver after and got to 109.7 average, so a little bump from my start. Not bad considering I haven’t gotten going yet between holidays, vacation, and illness!

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good thing I wasn’t wearing golf shoes… grass was getting pretty torn up even though I tried to keep shifting around. 

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53 minutes ago, GolfSpy_BOS said:

Almost 60* outside today so I took the opportunity to loosen up and get a speed session in.  I’m noticing a trend that the blue (medium) step-change swings seems to get me synced up and swinging faster. 
 

did a check in with my driver after and got to 109.7 average, so a little bump from my start. Not bad considering I haven’t gotten going yet between holidays, vacation, and illness!

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good thing I wasn’t wearing golf shoes… grass was getting pretty torn up even though I tried to keep shifting around. 

Feels like a lot of excuses being put out already here… 😂

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Been a frustrating few weeks honestly. I'm trying to remain patient waiting for a breakthrough in top end speed but right now both my top end and floor are kind of stalled out. I've been able to maintain 99 or 100 percent grit score on The Stack through the holidays, but a few of my sessions last week were frigid. I was hoping today's session in a warmer garage would be better, but I'm still stuck at around 103 MPH with the 195 gram stick no matter what I do.

It does seem like my speed is a little more reliable now, I felt like I made some really smooth swings on 6 irons today that registered around 98 MPH on my Mevo+, so that's been nice. My maximums are actually down 2-3 MPH across the board over the past few weeks which has also been a bummer. 

On the bright side, with the warmer temperatures my ball speeds ticked up during today's garage session and I'm seeing a lot more drivers with 170+ ball speed and for the first time ever I broke the 175 MPH ball speed barrier on one swing. Going to try to use that momentum heading into the new year.

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January check in. Not much sleep but still checked anyways. Three straight swings of 114. I feel this may be where I top out for now as I am going into much higher weight lifts. We will see. 

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Jan update. 

116

115

114

115 average.

Probably didn't take enough break in between swings but a solid update regardless. Encouraging considering I took a 10 day hiatus due to a bug that zapped my energy.

Stack numbers going up also!

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