Apr 25 2007, 03:10 PM
Torque Hoar Theory Number 92: Let's say that Jason wants to kick his DG game up a notch, but is frustrated by the lack of progress he sees even though he practices all the time. He should start playing ping pong in order to condition and develop the fast-twitch muscle tissue in his hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and torso.

During both disc golf and ping pong, the cerebral cortex, or your thinking brain, is processing incoming data and flashing images to your cerebellum, or coordination center, and working with the fast-twitch muscles to respond quickly and accurately to incoming stimuli. Slow-twitch muscles, on the other hand, are muscles of posture, stabilization and defying gravity.

It's my theory that by playing ping pong and giving the shoulder girdle and torso a fuller fast-twitch muscle workout, the disc golfer will benefit by experiencing an increase in accuracy and mid-throw correction.

Agreed? Who wants to play?

Apr 25 2007, 03:19 PM
I think Board member and former table tennis Champion, Pete May would agree along with the several top players he's waxed along the way in side competition at the USDGC.

Apr 25 2007, 04:37 PM
Bowling is good practice for the disc golf run-up, I think.

Apr 25 2007, 07:40 PM
Tennis, anyone ?

Apr 26 2007, 07:17 AM
I was an avid ping pong player before learning disc golf and distance came pretty easy. Maybe it is time to pick up the paddle again.

Apr 26 2007, 09:37 AM
Bowling is good practice for the disc golf run-up, I think.

I think you're right D, tempo-wise. A speedy bowler is not a good bowler, generally speaking. Everything has to happen in just the right order to retain alignment etc. I'd maybe avoid the term "run-up" anyways, it sounds too fast and might promote the wrong idea.

(btw, D, there's a new sheriff in town at the TPC. Marty has been nearly unstoppable on the board with a variety of partners...time for you to make a reappearance and get into some action. The rest of us can only lose so many dollars and we need another contributor.)

(btw2, D, you should be sure to get the low-down on the back to back ace playoff hole the boys had the other night, first Marty and then Dave to push, #5)

Apr 26 2007, 09:42 AM
I have to tell y'all that I was chomping at the bit to get at Pete May at the USDGC tournament, especially when all those jokers who signed up at the players meeting were the only competition leading up to the final match. I mean, it looked like a bunch of people who haven't picked up a paddle in years somehow made it into the pong tourney. And in the finals when Pete put like 6 paddles and a couple of discs on the table as obstacles for himself and SS couldn't even get a point! Now, I know Pete May is a world champion in ping pong, but I've got quick wrists. You can ask Kenny. It ain't that hard to beat world champs.

Apr 26 2007, 10:04 AM
but I've got quick wrists. You can ask Kenny. It ain't that hard to beat world champs.

Man, if only I weren't on probation, I could've made a comment about how pornographic this sounds.

Apr 26 2007, 01:38 PM
Yeah, you'll see how quick these wrists are when they PUNCH YOU RIGHT IN THE FACE!!!

Oh, geez, now I'm on probation. I mean, Yeah, you'll see how quick these wrists are when they GIVE YOU A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS!!!

Apr 26 2007, 01:41 PM
No wonder women can't fight. Wrist speed has nothing to do with face-punching. Unless I say something about your sister after serious "wrist-action".....but even then, that's more of a forearm issue. :D

Apr 26 2007, 01:45 PM
TH, you are gonna get me suspended if you keep up with all this dirty talkin'.

Lyle O Ross
Apr 26 2007, 04:08 PM
On occassion I workout with a trainer who argues that you can train explosiveness. He has realted a number of stories about top athletes who do just that.

I would argue that both explosiveness and timing are necessary here and that timing is the more critical element initially and that explosiveness becomes more critical as the player develops.