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Offline jfk

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Remember the test?
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:30:05 PM »
Few years ago there was a popular test

Vertical jump in inches

Seated, chest press throw, and lying down, forward overhead throw (soccer shy)

Both with 4kg med ball, the reference range for LDers is 18-22.

Mine are below 15, don’t laugh, all 3 nearly identical and I’m hitting the ball straighter than ever.

Question is this, any of you got a measurement that is out of whack with the other 2?
And are you still hitting the ball pretty consistently?
Just curious, I did it when bored at work after watching YouTube, nothing else.

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Re: Remember the test?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 06:51:38 PM »
I was WAY out of whack.........2 were as good as anyone. Verticle leap. Lol...lets just say this white boy ain't playing basketball. Don't even think it was a foot
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Re: Remember the test?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 08:56:37 AM »
jfk,
How many times did you do the test?  One throw?  5 times each?

No worries.  If you practice doing those med ball throws and presses with several sets of 25 reps with different weighted balls a couple times a week, you will get better and throw/press them further.  Do some jumping plyo work for 15 minutes a day 3x a week and your vertical jump will go up too.

You will be better at throwing med balls and jumping for sure.  Will it make you hit golf balls straighter than before?  I doubt it.  It may help the golf ball go further though if the added muscle coordination and power are increased from the training. 

Nothing more than a "proxy test" is to asses potential.  I find it interesting that practicing (training) the proxy test can possibly help a golfer hit the ball further.

Just think how many world championships Animal would have won if he had a vertical jump of 24" of more. :o

I haven't personally done those tests.  Don't have a 4K med ball.  However I can still touch a 10ft basketball rim from standing.  Not sure what that makes my vertical. 



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Re: Remember the test?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 06:22:25 PM »
Nitro

I only said I’m hitting the ball well and noticed my measurements were similar in that particular test, I posted out of curiosity, i do a little training to keep in shape, nothing more.
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Offline Bama.drew

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Re: Remember the test?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 10:51:22 PM »
You are taking an educated guess that the symmetry of the tests conducted
Aid the function of your golf move🏌🏻‍♀️?

Offline jfk

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Re: Remember the test?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 06:47:36 AM »
No I didn’t

At no point did I venture beyond association, I posed a question, I never reached causality.

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Re: Remember the test?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 11:06:23 AM »
I tried it one day and when i did the laying flat ball throw i instantly threw out my back. Then i realized that i was in my 50, s.