Swing Sock Trainer

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    I believe the current thinking is that swinging a heavier bat in baseball to warm up only changes your timing and in fact slightly decreases bat speed.

    So if you're looking to damage your timing on hits and slow your racquet head speed, then this would be a good thing to pick up :)
     
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    Don't forget on some racket covers, you can leave it on to mimick just that.
     
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    I used it as part of my physical therapy routine (tendonitis) to strengthen a particular muscle--therapist approved.

    Using this gadget for warming up is probably not the most ideal since it's noticeably heavy to lug around in the bag; there are better methods for warming up your muscle before the match.

    On a positive side, it can be used as a tool to build your confident, really. Immediately after you take the weighted 'sock' off, you might experience a 'Hercules Complex'--the racquet is so light and you feel like you are generating tremendous amount of racquet head speed. I don't know if this will mess up one's timing or not because I've never used it before a match.
     
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    They looked at baseball and while the player self-reported that they believe they swing faster, the empirical data showed they swing slower.

    I would assume that the results generalize to tennis.
     
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