RotarySwing Clinic - Learning

The most important part of learning the golf swing is understanding how to learn!

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Dean
Is it OK to break the reps down to sets of 10? So I would do a set of 10, rest of few minutes, then continue to do sets until I get into the 200 range? If not, is there any combination you can use or should you do sets of 100?
February 28, 2021
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Manny (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi Dean... In most cases doing reps in sets of 10 or 20, with a break of a few minutes, is what I have seen most effective. But, the break is used to perform reps of a common drill. For instance if the theme of your reps are on a Back Swing issue. I recommend 10 to 20 reps on Move 1 of the Take Away, adding weight shift drills in between or visa versa. Your goal can be to get your 100 reps in the same session, pending time. I also recommend you go to: "Swing Review" drop down, then "Checkpoints for Practice". There you will find an awesome structure for tracking your goals and more....
March 1, 2021
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Rob
Hello. Just curious if there’s such a thing as too many (good) reps a day? I’m doing lead-arm only drills at the moment, plus have lots of practice time, so I’m easily able to do 300 a day, split into three chunks of 100 to avoid fatigue. I could easily do more if I wanted, hence the question. Thanks.
February 5, 2021
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Rob. 300 is usually the max. The body may not hit fatigue, but the brain will. Quality will start to diminish. You have to wait the 2-14 days anyway for the myelin to process. So, no rush.
February 5, 2021
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Peter
I don't have a question, but wanted to comment on how valuable this first video is. I'm excited, but also a little bummed because I know that I need to put my golf playing on the back burner for now as my sole focus is to master my body movement. I suffer from back pain when I get finished playing. When I was first introduced to RST by a friend at the course, I watched the free stuff and implemented what I could gather. My back pain went away, only to come back. The other day was my last day in our league championship as we lost. However, I'm glad so I can focus on re-training my brain. Thanks Chuck.
September 20, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Peter. Yes. This video is the key to unlocking your swing. Thanks for the post.
September 21, 2020
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Neil
Hi. Is 100 reps per day for 30 days the optimum way to get to 3,000 reps or is doing 200 per day for 15 days just as effective?
May 1, 2020
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Neil
Hi. I think Chuck answered this towards the end of his video - it seems that is is true as long as the reps are all of high quality. Please can you confirm. Thanks.
May 1, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Neil. You can do 100-300 per day. Typically after 200 though you start to get tired and rep quality starts to diminish.
September 21, 2020
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Mark
1) Does it take one-hundred reps in a single day to create a neural pathway, or would 25 x 4 days achieve the same thing? 2) Are there diminishing returns in creating multiple pathways in a single day? Can I create a setup and takeaway and release related pathway in the same day? Would they take more reps to stick if I worked on more than one. Same question for reinforcing pathways?
April 3, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Mark. You don't necessarily have to do 100 in a sequence. You can spread them out across the day. But, 25 x 4 days your brain really would discard the information during sleep. I would rather you get reps than not however. You can stack as many components as you want while learning. The key is the more components you stack you may fall back into other errors which defeats the purpose. If you can make setup-full swing perfectly done in a rep. Go for it. Follow up the video above with this one. Should You Play Golf While Learning Your New Swing? Video.
April 4, 2020
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James
I can’t believe that no other golf instructors have even mentioned these principles. I appreciate Chuck sharing this truth as most people want instant gratification and results, but learning a new movement pattern correctly takes time. I appreciate the neurological perspective.
July 24, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello James. Thank you for the post. We consider RST the higher learning of golf.
July 24, 2019
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Alan
Question. Right now I am doing repetitions on setup, weight shift, takeaway, backswing and starting the downswing. I am doing individual repetitions on these 5 pieces. Then I'm stacking them and trying to tax my brain to failure. I haven't worked on impact and release to follow through yet. Should I be only going to the downcock and pull to the right thigh and then try to stop? It's hard to stop at that point. Slow motion? I get pulled through impact and beyond at speed. Thanks! Alan Waggoner
July 29, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Alan. You may allow for a little release. The key is getting the body motions down first and then worry about the arms/club.
July 29, 2018
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Great video. Learned some more specific and clear ideas of how long and what it will take to experience change. I've been trying to make changes while still playing once a week and as expected my bad habits prevail. Specifically having problems with a loopty loop at the top of the backswing I contracted while learning RST. I'm ready to make a major change and really ingrain this stuff once and for all. I'm willing to give up playing with my regular group for at least a month or much longer, but I really need the guidance to come up with a training plan to follow. I can stick to a specific plan. I just need to be told bluntly what to do. 30 days, 6 months no problem. I would of course use my instructor reviews for guidance as well. But I need a plan. Can you help me? Hopefully this doesn't sound harsh or demanding, I bleed RST.
October 26, 2017
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Not at all Chris, this is exactly the right approach and your instructors will guide you through. Start with a swing review and let them guide you through which drills to focus on first to get started and tell them what you'd like to address first, like the loop, if that's what you want to tackle first. Otherwise, they will focus on the critical pieces in sequence following the RST 5 steps.
October 27, 2017
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
But since I've been taking this approach and sound swing reviews and countless drills and maybe playing too much to allow the old habits to be replaced with the proper ones. And it's been a while. If it was you, would you take off x period of time? Or would you still play once a week but only work on the current focus and just completely forget score. Like I said I'm willing to stop playing too speed up the process. Could probably commit to 200 reps per day
October 27, 2017
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
It's always faster to stop playing because when you play you're most likely going to fall back into your old habits as your focus shifts. If you can stay focused on doing your new movements correctly you can continue playing. But if you can't maintain your focus on the movements you're doing yourself a disservice and making the change take longer.
October 27, 2017

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