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Alx

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  1. Alx

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Its a shame they dont appreciate the online viewers.
  2. Alx

    My Swing (Alx)

    Another round in the seventies today(77). Hitting only irons off the tee. Hitting the ball really well but my wedge distance control and longer putting are just terrible. Definitely something I have to start working on. So shockingly what Ive practiced is working well and what I havent isnt... Heres a comparison to the swing from the end of last year. A few pointers: -ignore the alingment stick, its doing nothing pointing at nothing -on the left my stance is more closed to neutral and on the right very open -ball position on the left is centre of stance and on the right more towards the lead foot -both shots are straight
  3. Alx

    My Swing (Alx)

    Trying to tone down the fade a bit. I tend to drag the handle through impact starting with mid irons and that leaves the face open. As I get to the longer clubs it can sometimes produce some impressive slices... Working on trying to let the club release a bit more with the longer clubs. Played my season best 9 holes the other day +1. Definitely the best 9 holes I have every played. I was hitting the ball so well, it did exactly what I wanted it to. Probably the best shot of the day was a beautiful 3 wood. From a downhill lie a perfect arrow straight shot. Kicked left from the front of the green and ended ping high at the edge of the green. Got a really unlucky lie with the ball infront of a dandelion tuft sigh. It was getting a bit dark so the frames are getting a bit smudgy. This was a baby draw.
  4. Ive gotten something similar when Ive done a alot of work infront of a mirror holding positions. Never really hurt when swinging. Could just be the tricep/shoulder getting iritated from being overworked/constantly streched.
  5. Alx

    My Swing (Alx)

    Ended up taking a pretty long hiatus from golf. I had a nagging back injury around the shoulder blade that I'd been ignoring for a while and at the end of last year it was starting to really effect my swing. I did see one of our club pros a few times during the winter so I had something to work on but I really tried to stay away from hitting balls to let everything heal properly. Been at it again for a few weeks. Ball a bit further away. Weaker grip. Trying to take the club back a bit more up than to the side, I feel like this is coming mainly from the grip change rather than me actually doing things different. Overall Im definitely hitting the ball better than ever.
  6. Are you an advanced lifter trying to target a specific weakness? If not this program is quite something...
  7. A. I was really expecting him to play it safe and just pat pat the ball around. Really impressed with how much speed he was able to generate and the swing looked so controlled. +1. Was just about to comment on this. If he was in pain I seriously doubt he would be playing and risking even further injury again.
  8. Alx

    This whole built like a linebacker thing.

    There was broader discussion with @Lihu and @sharpljp. Then you should probably call out the person who originally threw out the question. I never used Zuback as an example of someone that was a clear cut case. Pretty obvious != definite. Stop twisting everything Ive said.
  9. Alx

    This whole built like a linebacker thing.

    We as In other people in this thread. You werent is not that same as no one was. You jumped along in the last few messages. I just gave you an example where you can clearly see use. IFBB heavyweights - google it if you dont know what it means. As far as Zuback goes as I said before there are some obvious signs but sure its not definitive proof.
  10. Alx

    This whole built like a linebacker thing.

    At this point were having a much broader discussion. This is what I said on where you can clearly see steroid use"Look at any ifbb pro. Any pro strongman". Again I was pointing out where you can definitely 100% see use. I did not say Zuback was a slam dunk. What I have said and pointed out is that he does show some obvious signs.
  11. Alx

    This whole built like a linebacker thing.

    No one can obviously know for sure. Im just pointing out the facts. People can make their own mind based on good info. I dont think using gear takes anything away from what anyone does in any sport. Please. There are physiological limits to size and ffmi. For some cases its obvious: edit. For the ifbb i was referring to the hw competitors.
  12. Alx

    This whole built like a linebacker thing.

    If a roid gut was the determining factor you could rule out most of even the heavy juicers. It takes years to develop and a combo of gear at heavy doses. It really isnt much of a concern unless youre going for hw bb size. In that video he looks much more normal. Less dense and has that natural deflated look. Its very different from the era I posted. A blood test doesnt really work unless you catch them before stuff has cleared their system. Passing a drug test is nothing but an IQ test. You think Eastern europeans and Russians started using last year and just got caught? Hell no. Theyve been at it for years but theyve been clean for when it mattered and they had to pass the test. Theres a lot of interesting reading on this that you can find but you wont find it in menshealth.
  13. Alx

    World Handicap System and Pace of Play

    Oh. Over here you can use any score unless youre below a 4 imo. People rarely pick up even at 8+.
  14. Alx

    World Handicap System and Pace of Play

    Im confused. Are we talking tournament or just regular play? Huh?
  15. They stay where they are but they just have more relaxed rom . Stretching can change posture and adjust orientation of a joint.
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