QUICK AND EASY WARM UP EXERCISE TO AVOID THOSE BIG NUMBERS ON THE GOLF COURSE

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Why Warm Up ?

For many of us, we used to be able to hop out of the car, go straight to the first tee and rip a drive down the middle of the fairway. Now by skipping a warm-up before a round of golf may mean it takes us 4 or 5 holes before you loosen up and gain your form and by that time your score may already be ruined. Here is a quick and easy pre-round warm-up exercise to help you avoid those big numbers on the scorecard.

The point of a warm up is to elevate your heart rate to get your blood flowing to warm muscles so they are loose and supple to make it is easier to swing. You can do this warm-up at your house before your round of golf, if you don’t have a long drive to the golf course or on the driving range. Don’t be embarrassed to do the routine, it couldn’t more humiliating than topping your drive off the first tee.

There are many ways to warm-up like jogging, doing jumping jacks or even taking practice swings, but this exercise targets golf-specific muscles.

Golf-Specific Warm Up Exercise

Hip rotation in a golf swing is one of the most important parts of developing an efficient golf swing. In a study presented by the American College of Sports Medicine, researchers looked at the difference between hip strength and level of golf ability and the difference between hip strength and self-reported driving distance.

The study showed hip abduction strength was significantly higher in better golfers. In addition, all the hip movements tended to be stronger in the best golfers who had the lowest handicaps and longest driving distances.

If your hips are tight and weak, the tendency is to slide the hips to the side on the backswing instead of turning them, which causes the dreaded reverse upper body tilt.

Standing Hip Abductor Warm Up Exercise
  1. Holding on to a club, take a shoulder width stance.
  2. Brace your supporting leg by bending your knee and then swing one leg out from side to side.
  3. Repeat on opposite leg.
  4. Do 8 to 10 repetitions on each leg

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Quick and Easy Warm Up Exercise to Avoid Those Big Numbers on the Golf Course

Visit Cardiogolf.com to download the FREE Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine E-Book.

Click here to see my favorite training aide. 

Why Warm Up ?

For many of us, we used to be able to hop out of the car, go straight to the first tee and rip a drive down the middle of the fairway. Now by skipping a warm-up before a round of golf may mean it takes us 4 or 5 holes before you loosen up and gain your form and by that time your score may already be ruined. Here is a quick and easy pre-round warm-up exercise to help you avoid those big numbers on the scorecard.

The point of a warm up is to elevate your heart rate to get your blood flowing to warm muscles so they are loose and supple to make it is easier to swing. You can do this warm-up at your house before your round of golf, if you don’t have a long drive to the golf course or on the driving range. Don’t be embarrassed to do the routine, it couldn’t more humiliating than topping your drive off the first tee.

There are many ways to warm-up like jogging, doing jumping jacks or even taking practice swings, but this exercise targets golf-specific muscles.

Golf-Specific Warm Up Exercise

One of the most important movements in golf is the squat position.  You set up in a squat position at address position and you want to maintain that squat throughout the swing.

To squat properly, you need leg strength.  Leg strength will also help you transfer body weight onto the lead leg and to extend the hips up through impact.  This move creates a tremendous amount of force to help create power.

So if you want power in your swing, you should be squatting everyday.

Squats

  1. Stand in a shoulder width stance holding a club in both hands.
  2. Raise your arms above your head (optional).
  3. Lower your rear-end backwards towards the floor as you maintain a straight back.
  4. Try to lower your thighs parallel to the ground.
  5. Slowing stand up and repeat.
  6. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

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Quick and Easy Warm Up Exercise to Avoid Big Numbers on the Golf Course

Visit Cardiogolf.com to download the FREE Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine E-Book.

Click here to see my favorite training aide. 

For many of us, we used to be able to hop out of the car, go straight to the first tee and rip a drive down the middle of the fairway. Now by skipping a warm-up before a round of golf may mean it takes us 4 or 5 holes before you loosen up and gain your form and by that time your score may already be ruined. Here is a quick and easy pre-round warm-up exercise to help you avoid those big numbers on the scorecard.

The point of a warm up is to elevate your heart rate to get your blood flowing to warm muscles so they are loose and supple to make it is easier to swing. You can do this warm-up at your house before your round of golf, if you don’t have a long drive to the golf course or on the driving range. Don’t be embarrassed to do the routine, it couldn’t more humiliating than topping your drive off the first tee.

There are many ways to warm-up like jogging, doing jumping jacks or even taking practice swings. In this routine, that only takes 5 to 10 minutes, I have chosen exercises that target golf-specific muscles.

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Bicycle Arms

If you work at a desk job, most likely your shoulders will be tight from the hours of sitting at a desk over a computer. When your shoulders are tight, then you cannot make a full shoulder turn and this may lead to swing faults. Bicycle arms is an excellent exercise that will not only loosen muscles but will help you develop strength and endurance.

  • Stand in a shoulder width stance holding a golf club parallel to the ground.
  • Rotate the club forward as if you were peddling a bicycle with your hands and arms, taking your shoulders through full range of motion.
  • Rotate forward for 8 to 10 repetitions and then rotate back for 8 to 10 repetitions.

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Quick and Easy Warm Up Exercise to Avoid Big Numbers on the Golf Course

Visit Cardiogolf.com to download the FREE Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine E-Book.

For many of us, we used to be able to hop out of the car, go straight to the first tee and rip a drive down the middle of the fairway.  Now by skipping a warm-up before a round of golf may mean it takes us 4 or 5 holes before you loosen up and gain your form, and by that time your score may already be ruined. Here is a quick and easy pre-round warm-up exercise to help you avoid those big numbers on the scorecard.

The point of a warm-up is to elevate your heart rate to get your blood flowing to warm muscles so they are loose and supple to make it is easier to swing. You can do this warm-up at your house before your round of golf, if you don’t have a long drive to the golf course or on the driving range. Don’t be embarrassed to do the routine, it couldn’t more humiliating than topping your drive off the first tee.

When you go from a standstill directly into some kind of high intensity movement like a golf swing, it can raise your heart rate, engage your muscles and, without warming up first, it can cause a great amount of stress on your body. When your heart raises to0 quickly, it tries to circulate your blood supply through constricted blood vessels to feed your muscle tissue, but if muscles are not warmed and blood is not flowing, it meets resistance and causes your blood pressure to spike momentarily.

Aside from potential muscle tears and injuries, this can cause swing faults because you are unable to take your muscles through their full range of motion, constricting your swing. It can also cause premature fatiguing during your round. Your body may not have the stamina to play all 18 holes because your body is using all it’s energy to keep up the demands of blood and oxygen flow that your muscles are requiring to swing a club 90 to 100 mph over a four to five hour period of time.

There are many ways to warm up your body, like jogging, dynamic stretching,  jogging or even taking practice swings.  In particulate exercise only takes 1 to 2 minutes and it targets your hip flexors that are typically tight in golfers.  If you do this everyday, you can increase your balance and flexibility as well.

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FORWARD HIP SWINGS

Your ability to shift your weight in your golf swing is determined by how flexible and mobile your hips are. If your hips are tight or are limited in rotation, you won’t be able to move them from side to side and shift your weight correctly in the golf swing resulting in loss of distance.

  • Stand in a shoulder width stance using a golf club for balance.
  • Lift one leg up so your foot is up in the air, hinging from your hip socket.
  • Swing your leg back and then forward, taking your hip through full range of motion.
  • Continuously swing your leg back and forward for 8 to 10 repetitions.
  • Return to the start position and repeat on opposite leg.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions on both legs.

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Cardiogolf Pivot Drill Warm Up to Trim Your Score, Shape Your Swing

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Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Exercise

Pivot with Twist

If you are looking for more power in your swing, then you want to increase the separation between your upper and lower body. Your ability to wind your upper body over the resistance of your lower body helps create a rubber band effect that creates speed on the downswing. This exercise will not only help you create that separation in your upper and lower bodies but will help increase cardiovascular endurance.

  • Stand with your feet together holding a club above your head.
  • Step out to a shoulder width stance with your right leg, stabilize your lower body and twist your upper body to the right.
  • Return to the start position and repeat on the opposite side.
  • Keep the club above your head the entire time to get your heart rate pumping to build cardiovascular endurance.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions on both sides.

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I teach Golf and Pilates. I am a LPGA Master Professional and Certified Personal and Pilates Trainer