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Best Practices For THUNDERSTICK Speed Training
HOME OR RANGE: The ThunderStick can be used at the driving range but can also be used just as effectively at home.
CAUTION: Always make sure you have enough room to swing the trainer. The ThunderStick, like a golf club can cause a lot of damage so always use with caution. Also always make sure that you take the time to warm up. Stretching is always encouraged because when you are swinging at higher speeds you can pull a muscle or seriously injure yourself.
Remember speed training is exactly like working out or training for race, it will take day to day practice, but you will notice a difference just after 1 week of training. In some cases people notice a difference on day 1 because they have honestly never tried making a golf swing at their maximum speed potential. (MSP) If you have an opportunity to get on a launch monitor at your golf club or even golf score, it would be fun to measure your swing speed first. Then check it at the end of a week or the end of your training.
Also make sure not to swing at the ground or hit a ball, this can cause the head to snap off if hit with too much force because the shaft is graphite.
OPERATION OF SWING WEIGHTS
BASIC TRAINING CHALLENGE: 20 SWINGS A DAY:
Most people have a difficult time following a structured training program. If so, if you can commit to this challenge, you will still see an immediate improvement. The 20 Swing Challenge is 20 swings a day for 30 days with the heaviest weight setting.
- 5 swings at 60%
5 swings at 80%
5 swings at 100%
5 swings ALL OUT. Swing as hard as you can while remaining balanced.
Dr. JP Guidry, Swing Speed Specialist
In July of 2023 Upside partnered with Dr. JP Guidry who is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is a Titleist Performance Institute as a certified fitness professional. He has worked with hundreds of golfers and baseball/softball athletes through his online and in-person coaching helping them swing and throw faster, play without pain or limitation and return to play after injury or surgery. He also wrote a book entitled Becoming A Lifelong Golfer. He will be working with founder and PGA Instructor Patrick Shea on delivering content for our YouTube Channel using the new Upside Thunderstick centered around Speed, Sequencing, Strength Training, and mechanics.