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Seeing some gains today average up significantly and so the max. However it’s made me question if I’m doing it right, would you recommend keeping balance or allowing yourself to swing as aggressively that you step out of the finish?

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Hit balls on the range today with the radar.  Low was 104 and the high was 110.  I think the device is a couple MPH hot so it might be lower but when I did my testing (Driver with no ball) I hit 102.

Not a bad start.

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Am going to integrate some Mach 3 starting next week, but did the 30-swing set today, again with the medium club and the counter weighted one.

Swings were at 124 126 126 129 131, so the median was 126 and the max was 131. Added them to the spreadsheet.

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On 1/6/2021 at 2:12 PM, RhysPowell16 said:

Seeing some gains today average up significantly and so the max. However it’s made me question if I’m doing it right, would you recommend keeping balance or allowing yourself to swing as aggressively that you step out of the finish?

I think the goal is to swing as hard as possible. Here's what the company put out for the first training protocol. I think he says to go as fast as possible with every swing.

 

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Wew, first week in the books. That was fun.
I went after it today. Swung as fast as I could. I'm still trying not to get too sloppy, though. 

Question for @iacas How's that counterbalance stick? What about flipping the green one upside down instead? Could that give me a feel (kind of) for what the counterbalance stick might offer. 

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1 hour ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Wew, first week in the books. That was fun.
I went after it today. Swung as fast as I could. I'm still trying not to get too sloppy, though. 

I always try to go all out on these, and sometimes it gets sloppy. Anyone else scrape the ground and make sparks?

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4 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Question for @iacas How's that counterbalance stick? What about flipping the green one upside down instead? Could that give me a feel (kind of) for what the counterbalance stick might offer. 

Eh, I wouldn’t do that. The grip isn’t the right size, the weights won’t be correct, etc. The shaft also isn’t designed to flex in those spots.

2 hours ago, MyLeftStrokeJustWentViral said:

I always try to go all out on these, and sometimes it gets sloppy. Anyone else scrape the ground and make sparks?

Goodness no! Swing a foot off the ground, or 6” or so, at least.

Be careful!

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16 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Wew, first week in the books. That was fun.
I went after it today. Swung as fast as I could. I'm still trying not to get too sloppy, though. 

Question for @iacas How's that counterbalance stick? What about flipping the green one upside down instead? Could that give me a feel (kind of) for what the counterbalance stick might offer. 

I swing the red one with a ten finger grip to protect my thumb and wear gloves on both for both grip and because it’s 🥶. I keep my form relatively, but swing all out.  Remember to take breaks between sets. I tend to forget that.

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Just finished Week 1 Day 3 and as I expected, speed is starting to come back as I am swinging more often, median is up 8 mph and max is up 12 compared to day 1 this week.

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6 hours ago, DeadMan said:

Doing this outside with snow on the ground was ... interesting. Not my best decision. I didn't hurt anything, but, uh, my feet did not stay firmly on the ground.

Can’t do it in the garage?

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6 hours ago, DeadMan said:

Doing this outside with snow on the ground was ... interesting. Not my best decision. I didn't hurt anything, but, uh, my feet did not stay firmly on the ground.

I do it in the driveway and shovel to keep it clear. 

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3 hours ago, iacas said:

Can’t do it in the garage?

 

2 hours ago, boogielicious said:

I do it in the driveway and shovel to keep it clear. 

Both of those are better ideas than what I did! Haha...

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2 hours ago, iacas said:

A summary would be nice.

Basically, in his experience measuring players, he said the Blue radar that comes with the set typically measured 3-4mph faster than what trackman said.  He didn't see any gains by swinging opposite handed, so swinging just one way is fine. He showed some numbers of PGA Tour players he worked with, and that they swung the red stick 1-2% faster than the driver instead of the 10% SuperSpeed says.  He then goes into some mental stuff and the "why/how" for speed training, which had been said here in the other topic.

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I'm using the "Swing Speed Radar" which has me about 8mph slower the the Foresight launch monitor my instructor uses.  Doesn't matter though as I'll always be using the same monitor for this exercise.

I'm not a great test subject for data purposes as I've worked out my speed before.

At 63 years old I wonder if I can expect very much in the ways of gain in speed.  At some age one just needs to be happy trying to maintain ones speed/strength/flexibility/agility.  My hypothesis, holding all other things equal, the younger you are the more you can expect your speed to increase from these exercises.

At my age and 5'11" and 145lbs. I'm wondering if the sticks are too heavy for optimal results.

I finished the week at 102mph, about the same as the 101mph I started with.  My original driver speed was 87mph.

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