One thing I can tell you just from opening the package is that the SOMAX Power Hip Trainer is made of HEAVY gauge steel and not just cheap plastic like so many other things are these days. The machine weighs around 45 pounds in total. They didn't go cheap on materials that's for sure. I'm very impressed with how it's made, very solidly built machine.
I recently heard about the SOMAX Power Hip Trainer training machine that is supposed to help build clubhead speed by increasing the strength of your hips so you can make a faster hip turn which translates into a faster clubhead speed. I watched the video on their site and it looks pretty interesting to say the least. So I just ordered the machine so see if it does what they claim.
I think this machine will have to be my TOTAL golf investment for this spring, maybe all of 2013 in fact. Cost of the machine is $275 plus $35 for shipping, so it's not easy on my bank account.
The machine comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. If you don't increase your swing speed by 25 MPH in 30 days, you can send it back for a full refund, minus the shipping.
To be honest, if any golfer were to gain even half of the 25 MPH with their driver, as claimed, they would be wise to keep the machine. 12 MPh of swing speed should mean about 16 MPH of ball speed, and that would mean about 35 more yards of carry off the tee. You will NOT get that much longer with the best driver in the world. IF I gain 10 to 15 MPH of swing speed using the manchine, I'll be impressed and very happy with the Power Hip Trainer. The unit is supposed to be ship today, Tuesday, so with luck it might get here by Friday so I can work with it over the weekend. My plan is to measure my swing speed using my SSR/TT before working with the hip trainer, and then re-measure it once a week for 4 weeks to see what I get.
I got the SOMAX Power Hip Trainer in Friday. Went out and measured my swing speed for 6 shots with a TaylorMade CGB driver. 103, 104,103,105, 104, and 109, for an average of 104.66 MPH with a high of 109. Now I have to get to work on the hip trainger and see what gains I can make using the machine. I'll post my results after my first workout and then after a week of working out, then every week after that. One thing I can tell you just from opening the package is that the machine is made of HEAVY gage steel and not just cheap plastice like so many other things are these days. The machine weighs around 45 pounds in total. They didn't go cheap on materials that's for sure. I'm very impressed with how it's made, very solidly built machine. Now I have to start watching the two DVD's that come with it to learn how to use it.
The SOMAX Power Hip Trainer is expensive device, easily the cost of a new driver which might also increase distance. Plus one could use that money to get lessons with their local PGA Pro improving their swing and lowering their scores while also gaining distance with a better swing.
The SOMAX Power Hip Trainer is Interesting piece of training equipment. Quality construction. IF I gain 10 to 15 MPH of swing speed using the machine, I'll be impressed and very happy with the Power Hip Trainer. More to come after I have more time to spend with it.