After I concluded my testMay 31 2011 at 6:35 AM
McIrishman57 (Login mcirishman57)
SAGF Members 2001
Response to Re Swing Chain
I wrote a report that summarizes my experience and what I found about the chain. I detail a workout routine, and the factors involved in "chain training". If anyone wants a copy just send me your email - it is free, and no you don't get incessantly spammed once I have your email! Several of my customers (and members here) have since built one and I believe Doug F was going to build one too.
Basically it is constructed of TWISTED links, that get progressively larger from the handle to the end. Increase the size of the links every 5-8 feet and make sure you have plenty of chain - about 25 feet. Our Lyle A. built one and here is his description:
"I finally got around to assembling my "Speed Chain" on the weekend. I used a 12' piece of 5/16" chain, a 10' piece of 1/4" chain (they came prepackaged at those lengths via Home Depot), and an 8' piece of 3/16" chain. For the club I used a 20" piece of 5/8" copper pipe, crimped at one end with a hole drilled through."
The main thing with the chain is that when you use it the links should not come off the ground...and you train with it in very short bursts....10 seconds at a time. Then let your system recover before doing another burst. The muscle "system" and its energy source tires and depletes quickly and you don't want to be training with tired muscles. Then you are just training to be slow. When I train I measure my club head speed before my workout, and then after each set, once my speed starts falling off I know I am tired and I quit my training.
I have yet to have anybody report back that they haven't added club head speed after training with the chain.
Never quit til you have a swing you'll never forget!