Re: What's Your Swing Speed?
If you take 2 identical guys one who can bench 100lbs and one who can bench 300lbs they are not identical.
ps i swing in high 130s at the moment, speed has fallen away from 140s due to lack of hitting, under 6 feet weigh 210lbs bench around 150lbs last time i bothered, nice big belly and overweight, not athletic but can kick throw and hit things freaky hard due to the density of fast twitch muscle i have.
Its too easy to simplify all this, saying big guys can small guys cant etc, all sorts of guys can really mash it, big fat guys, we skinny guys you dont have to be an "athlete" you do have to have a big helping of natural ability which is something that you cant get by putting 50lbs on your bench press!
FYI - end of year uspga stat no one average over 125mph ss - jb holmes was 124.9 something average again was around 113mph.
tiger maxes his swing at 125mph when killing it just as a point of reference
The point about the weighted club is half a point really
The weighted club will help nearly everyone due to the fact it encourages the correct sequence and firing of muscles - it improves your technique - be careful not to use too heavy a club.
The weighted club will increase your range of motion as the additional weight adds a stretch to your muscles
The weighted club will increase resistance around hip rotator muscles and the big collar of muscle across the top of the back all very important in hitting hard.
The second part of increasing ss using a weighted club is to use a lighter club to overtrain the speed also or after a short period the improvement usually falls away - the weight gives you greater muscle density in the areas required but to max speed you need to train the muscle to be fast also - use a lighter club as well as your weighted club and you will see another jump in speed.