salmon2, on 11 February 2018 - 08:06 AM, said:
I now my flexibility is pretty awful. Let’s see what this does with respect to my speed in a couple months. I was 104-106 on the flight scope yesterday and would love to get back to low teens again by the time the season starts here in about 3 months.
You're in a great range to improve!
As long as you follow the program consistently, I don't see how you won't get back into the 112-114 mph range, maybe even as high as 115 mph.
It doesn't seem like it, but 3 months is a long time to improve!
For example, I didn't start working out last year until the second week of December I believe it was (just a lot going on - big mistake).
I also only played about 4 or 5 rounds of golf last year (pitiful) and my swing-speed was only around 118-120 mph. That might sound good, but for me, it’s bad.
For the past 7 weeks, I’ve been doing Trap Bar Deadlifts consistently (working on developing lower back, leg, core and grip strength).
On day 1, I tested myself and my 1RM (rep max) was 335 pounds. That's pretty good for the average person who doesn't workout, but not great for someone with a history of strength training experience.
This past Friday, I tested myself again (end of week 7) and my 1RM improved to 500 pounds. I'm 38 now and that’s the heaviest I’ve ever lifted and a gain of 165 pounds in about 7 weeks.
I haven't even been doing any of the Drive 400 Swing-Speed Drills and my swing-speed is now back up to between 130-135 mph.
This speed increase is solely the result of strength training for 7 weeks.
The reason I’m telling you all of this is to help you (and others) realize that strength and speed gains don’t have to take long to occur if you have a well thought out plan and that’s where Drive 400 comes in.
This is especially true for beginners and people with a history of working out, who may have slipped. Sometimes all it takes is reactivating the body… waking it up from hibernation.
What’s also great is that strength training is just one part of the equation.
There are so many ways to improve swing-speed and distance.
Even just following one of these components of the program, consistently, will increase swing-speed.
Power Training (med-ball, etc),
Improving Grip/Forearm Strength
Improving Ground Reaction Force
Rotary Core Training
Swing Technique - can be as simple as a grip change: interlocked vs overlap, strong vs neutral vs weak.
Hell, caffeine alone can increase swing-speed! It’s been proven to increase power output.
I’m not joking. Give it a shot.
Last I checked, although less exciting (for most people), coffee beans are a lot cheaper than a new $400 driver, too.
Anyway, there are so many ways to improve swing-speed and distance and to be honest, most people aren't utilizing very many of these things at all. That's why I developed the program. I felt there was a need to design a program that provided Golfers with all of these components in one affordable package.
Hope you found this interesting and beneficial.
Keep us posted, man!
All the best.