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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Keep Your Eye on the Ball

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If you have any tightness or inflexibility in your neck area, you will have a hard time completing a full shoulder turn and you may take your eye off the ball as you swing back.  This may result in raising your body up or standing up as you swing back or using excessive hand and arm motion causing a faulty clubface.

If your tendency is to lift your head, take your eye off the ball, have an incomplete shoulder turn or have an  abbreviated finish, it is important to incorporate neck flexibility exercises into your daily routine to not only improve your swing mechanics, but also prevent injury.

Neck Rotators

  1. Sit upright on a ball or chair, maintaining good posture and looking forward.
  2. Slowly rotate your head to the right as far as you can and hold the position for a moment.
  3. Slowly return to the start position and then slowly rotate your head to the left as far as you can and hold position for a moment.
  4. Alternate rotating your head from side to side for 8 to 10 repetitions.
  5. Do 2 to 3 sets.

Stay On-Course with Your Health and Wellness

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Would you change the way you eat if you knew certain foods could help you play better golf?

Managing your food intake, hydration levels and adding certain nutrients to your diet can not only help you concentrate and focus more on the golf course, but it can also help you keep your heartbeat steady as you make an important shot or putt, help your muscles fire faster for more power, help you fight fatigue so you can play and practice longer and even help you keep your cool after a bad shot. More importantly good nutrition is good for your overall health and well-being.

We all know the importance that fitness, swing mechanics and equipment can have on our golf games, but are you eating the right foods to sustain enough energy throughout your round to play your best golf? The best equipment in the world won’t make a difference if you don’t have energy to get you around the course. We do not hear as much about nutrition for golf, but rest assured that the most elite golfers of the world follow some sort of diet to provide them with the energy-output they need to play their best. While is it not yet the norm for golfers to follow a specialized nutrition program, it will soon become so.

By simply adding a few Zija products into your daily routine and making simple diet modifications, you can dramatically improve your golf game and more importantly your health and well-being.

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Cardiogolf Exercise #108

Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Impact Drill

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Making practice swings instead of hitting balls is a better way to improve your swing technique. If you are trying to learn the swing or make a swing change, rehearsing the move without hitting a ball will assure that you are actually doing the correct move. Repeating the motion that you want to achieve will help ingrain the move into your real swing.

The single most important moment in the golf swing is impact, and if your position is bad when you arrive there you’re in trouble.

For many average and higher-handicap golfers, their impact issues are caused by flipping their hands at impact instead of maintaining lag and forward shaft lean.

Ideally, you want to hit the ball with, not just your hands, but with your bigger muscles. What some call a full body swing-where the core muscles rotate and control the arms through impact- recruits bigger muscles to produce the swing. You create more power with faster clubhead speed and less effort.

Here is a drill to help your impact position.

Impact Drill
  • Set up to hit a shot with your Shortee Club.
  • Swing to the top and then swing down to impact.
  • Stop at your impact and hold position to check clubface.
  • Keep your abdominal muscles pulled in and keep your spine angle.
  • Simulate your golf swing as much as possible.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

Cardiogolf Creator, LPGA Teaching Professional, Golf-Fitness Specialist and Certfied Pilates Instructor Karen Jansen teams up with 15 to Fit Pilates, Barre and Fitness to help you take your game to the next level.

Karen will design an individualized golf-specific workout program for you combining Pilates reformer exercises with her unique Cardiogolf fitness program to help you improve your core strength, posture, balance, flexibility and swing technique to build more a powerful and repeatable golf swing.

Five Session Package Includes:

(2) Pilates Reformer Sessions to improve overall strength, flexibility, coordinaCon, balance and to help prevent injury
(2) Cardiogolf Sessions with drills to improve swing technique and lower your scores
(1) Fitness Screen and Golf Swing Assessment

Package Price: $595.00

Get Started Today!

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Karen Palacios-Jansen is a LPGA Class A Teaching Professional and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Golf Fitness. Karen serves as the National Vice President of the LPGA Teaching And Club Professionals Membership and has been voted as one of America’s  “Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professionals” by Golf Digest Magazine and  “Top 50 Instructor” by LPGA.  Karen received the prestigious LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 2008.

LPGA Teaching and Course ProfessionalsKaren Palacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf-fitness program available at Cardiogolf.comKaren’s website at www.kpjgolf.comis a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitter and Facebook.

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Cardiogolf Video #106

Do You Have 30 Seconds? Then You Have Time to Work on Your Golf and Fitness

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Do you have 30 seconds? Then you have time to work on your golf and fitness! A new study shows that short bursts of exercise has been found to be as equally beneficial as concentrated regular activity if it adds up to the total recommended amount for the week, and it can even reduce the risk of death, as published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

So now you have no excuses. Everyone can find a minute here and there to do exercise! In my opinion, daily practice is the key to success towards any goal.  Making 10 practice swings a day or exercising  for 5 minutes everyday will get you playing better and in better shape than exercising or practicing for two or three hours at a time, once a week or month. First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to do massive workouts or beat balls on the driving range for hours.  Secondly, the long workouts and practice sessions usually lead to fatigued swings, injuries and ingrained bad habits.

There is something to be said about the momentum of taking small daily steps towards a goal that is cumulatively better than taking big steps with less frequency.

Strength training exercises, important for increasing muscle strength and bone mass, require the addition of weight or resistance to challenge the muscles. But I feel that free weights and machines can leave a golfer tight in the shoulders and chest, so if you are just starting to exercise, I  recommend you do exercises without weights, but still have some resistance.  This is a perfect example of one of those exercises that can help improve strength without using weights.

Resistance Golf Swing Drill

This is an isometric exercise which will contract your muscles because you are pushing the back of your hands together creating resistance. The main benefit of isometric exercise is that it doesn’t put any stress on joints.

  • Stand in a golf stance.
  • Stretch your front arm long and then put the back of you back hand (right hand for a right-handed golfer) against your front hand.
  • Create resistance by pushing the back of your hands together.
  • Keep the resistance as you make practice swings.
  • Start off slowly, then pick up the pace and increase the speed.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Cardiogolf-Trim Your Score, Shape Your Swing

Cardiogolf Creator, LPGA Teaching Professional, Golf-Fitness Specialist and Certfied Pilates Instructor Karen Jansen teams up with 15 to Fit Pilates, Barre and Fitness to help you take your game to the next level.

Karen will design an individualized golf-specific workout program for you combining Pilates reformer exercises with her unique Cardiogolf fitness program to help you improve your core strength, posture, balance, flexibility and swing technique to build more a powerful and repeatable golf swing.

Five Session Package Includes:

(2) Pilates Reformer Sessions to improve overall strength, flexibility, coordinaCon, balance and to help prevent injury
(2) Cardiogolf Sessions with drills to improve swing technique and lower your scores
(1) Fitness Screen and Golf Swing Assessment

Package Price: $595.00

Get Started Today!

Click here to see my favorite training aide. 

 

Karen Palacios-Jansen is a LPGA Class A Teaching Professional and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Golf Fitness. Karen serves as the National Vice President of the LPGA Teaching And Club Professionals Membership and has been voted as one of America’s  “Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professionals” by Golf Digest Magazine and  “Top 50 Instructor” by LPGA.  Karen received the prestigious LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 2008.

LPGA Teaching and Course ProfessionalsKaren Palacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf-fitness program available at Cardiogolf.comKaren’s website at www.kpjgolf.comis a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitter and Facebook.

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Cardiogolf Exercise 101

Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Practice Swings Can Help Reinforce Sound Golf Swing Fundamentals

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Practice swings can help reinforce sound golf swing fundamentals and mechanics. Making practice swings can also get you into positions that you may not otherwise be able to get into when you swing at a ball full speed.

Watch Karen Palacios-Jansen and Christina Ricci, LPGA Teaching and Fitness Professionals, demonstrate the Cardiogolf Swing Positions.

Making practice swings instead of hitting balls is a better way to improve your swing technique.  If you are trying to learn the swing or make a swing change, rehearsing the move without hitting a ball will assure that you are actually doing the correct move.  Repeating the motion that you want to achieve will help ingrain the move into your real swing.

Cardiogolf Swing Positions
  • Set up with your Shortee Practice Training Club.
  • Swing halfway back and stop. Check the clubface to make sure it is square.
  • Swing to the top of the backswing and stop. Checking your body motion and arm positions.
  • Slowly start the downswing and stop at the halfway down point.  The clubhead should be behind the hands at this point.
  • Stop at impact. Check the clubface position and make sure your weight is shifting towards the target.
  • Slowly release the club and stop at the halfway through point.  Arms should be extended.
  • Finish the swing in a balanced position.
  • Repeat positions slowly for 8 to 10 repetitions.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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Karen Palacios-Jansen is a LPGA Class A Teaching Professional and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Golf Fitness. Karen serves as the National Vice President of the LPGA Teaching And Club Professionals Membership and has been voted as one of America’s  “Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professionals” by Golf Digest Magazine and  “Top 50 Instructor” by LPGA.  Karen received the prestigious LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 2008.

LPGA Teaching and Course ProfessionalsKaren Palacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf-fitness program available at Cardiogolf.comKaren’s website at www.kpjgolf.comis a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitter and Facebook.

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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Add a Jump to Your Plank for More Power

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By adding the jumping movement to the plank exercise will turn this core strength exercise into an endurance exercise as well that elevates your heart rate to increase your stamina on and off the golf course.

Plank with Jump
  1. Start in an athletic position.
  2. Jump up and then drop into a plank position.
  3. Return to the start position and repeat.
  4. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

To modify, skip the jump and simply walk out into the plank position without the high impact move.

How Planks Can Improve Your Putting

When you are strong in your core and hips it is easier to stay in a bent over position and keep the lower body stable.  When you are strong in your core, your muscles protect your low back from long hours of putting practice.

When you are strong and flexible in your shoulders, arms and neck, it is easier to stay relaxed with the upper body and keep the head steady during the putting strong.

When you are strong in your arms and hands, it is easier to have a lighter more relaxed grip to stroke the putt more smoothly.

When you are stronger and more flexible, it is easier to have longer more fluid putting motion. If you are weak and inflexible, your putting stroke will be short and choppy.   You get the picture: stronger and fitter is better.

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Karen Palacios-Jansen is a LPGA Class A Teaching Professional and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Golf Fitness. Karen serves as the National Vice President of the LPGA Teaching And Club Professionals Membership and has been voted as one of America’s  “Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professionals” by Golf Digest Magazine and  “Top 50 Instructor” by LPGA.  Karen received the prestigious LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 2008.

LPGA Teaching and Course ProfessionalsKaren Palacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf-fitness program available at Cardiogolf.comKaren’s website at www.kpjgolf.com is a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitterand Facebook.

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