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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Stay in Your Shot

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Stay in Your Shot

If you top shots, most likely you are standing up as you strike the ball. Ideally, you want to keep the same angle your torso and legs formed at address position the same throughout your swing. Many high-handicappers stand up (straighten their legs or lift their torsos) as the they strike the ball resulting in an array of bad shots including thin and topped shots, pulls and slices. If you take a look at professionals, you will see that they keep their spine angle through out their swing and even many squat down as they strike the ball.

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Cardiogolf Exercise #113

100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises with the Shortee Club

What if you practiced something about your golf game for 100 days?

In my opinion, daily practice is the key to success towards any goal.  Making 10 practice swings a day or stretching for five minutes everyday will get you playing better than doing a marathon practice session for two or three hours once a month.

First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to beat balls on the driving range or do intense workouts. Secondly, the long practice sessions and intense workouts usually lead to fatigued swings, ingrained bad habits and injuries.

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.

Practice something about your game everyday.

Use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Club to practice everyday.  If you don’t have room to swing a regular golf indoors or you can’t make it to the golf course or driving range, use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Clubto practice anywhere and at anytime.

Visit Cardiogolf.com to get your own ‘Shortee’ Club.

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

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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.

Start with your fundamentals. Everything you do before you swing determines how well you strike the ball. With a poor setup and grip even the best golfers in the world will not hit the ball straight. Take the time to set up and grip the club correctly each time for a consistent swing.

100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises

Practice your set-up including posture, stance and grip with the  Shorteeclub. Although clubs are different lengths, the basic set-up of your posture, stance and grip remains the same. One key point to remember is to try to be consistent with your set-up. The purpose of the set-up is to create a position from which you can make an athletic swing.

  1. Set-Up Practice-Alignment is the easiest fundamental to work on, and probably one of the most neglected principles of golf. A good shot is useless unless it is going toward your intended target. Rehearse set-up position with the Shortee club.  Set up in front of a mirror and notice your hand position, the angle of your shoulders and width of your stance. Use a professional golfer as a model. Take care to get into an athletic position that you can repeat. Spend 2 to 3 minutes adjusting your stance until it feels comfortable.
  2. Grip Practice-Hold the Shortee club and practice placing your hands on the club.  Place your hands on the club in the correct position. Hold position for 5 to 10 seconds.  Memorize the feel. Take your hands off the club and then place your hands on the club again. Do this exercise 2 to 3 times.

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Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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 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 keep your blood pressure down to help you keep your cool after a bad shot.

Stay On-Course with Your Health and Wellness:
Cardiogolf recently teamed up with Zija International, the leaders in the Natural Health Revolution, to offer golfers of all abilities cutting-edge health and wellness products.

My favorite snack on the golf course is the Plant Pro Bar.

The gluten-free Plant Pro Bar packs the power of Moringa and 15 grams of protein in one convenient bar. Featuring Zija’s exclusive Moringa Leaf Protein and 3 other high-quality plant proteins, these bars are perfect for golfers looking for energy on the golf course.

BENEFITS
  • Provides 15 grams of high-quality plant protein
  • Supports lean muscle, energy, and nutritional needs
  • Provides 3 grams of dietary fiber
  • Features the nutritious Moringa Blend (leaf powder, seed cake powder, and fruit powder)
Ingredients: Vegetable Protein Blend (Pea Protein Isolate, Pumpkin Seed Protein, Brown Rice Protein, Moringa Protein Concentrate), Peanuts, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Chocolate Coating (Cacao Beans, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Lecithin, Vanilla Beans), Chocolate Liquor, Sunflower Oil, Partially Defatted Peanut Flour, Organic Quinoa, Natural Flavors, Moringa Blend (Moringa Leaf Powder, Moringa Seed Cake Powder, Moringa Fruit Powder), Sea Salt.

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Nike FLYKNIT RACER G Shoes Are Game Changers

A Note from Karen:

As a member of The Nike Golf Advisory Staff, I get to participate in Nike product development and promotions.  Recently, Nike sent me brand new shoes they just launched called FLYKNIT RACER G and they are going to be a game changers for golfers and athletes.

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These new shoes are lightweight, breathable and supportive. I’ve played a few rounds with them and was amazed at how they were super stable and gripping, but comfortable at the same time.  And for me, what is really great, is that I  can wear them on the golf course and then to the gym.  Just like Cardiogolf, these shoes can help improve your golf game and fitness at the same time.

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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Benefits of Lunges for Golfers

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Benefits of the lunge exercise include developing strength and firmness in your lower body. The twisting part of this exercise teaches you to rotate over the resistance of your lower body just like what you need to do in the golf swing.

In Cardiogolf, we do a variety of lunges in different planes of motion. The reverse lunge with twist works the muscles differently than the forward and side lunges. All are good to help increase strength and mobility in lower lower body.

Reverse Lunge with a Twist
  1. Hold an exercise ball with both hands and extend your arms.
  2. Lunge backwards with your left leg, keeping your arms parallel to the ground.
  3. As you lunge backwards, simultaneously rotate your torso to the right, keeping your arms parallel to the ground, hold position for a moment.
  4. Return to the start position and repeat on the opposite leg.
  5. Do 8 to 10 repetitions on each leg.

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 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 keep your blood pressure down to help you keep your cool after a bad shot.

Stay On-Course with Your Health and Wellness:
Cardiogolf recently teamed up with Zija International, the leaders in the Natural Health Revolution, to offer golfers of all abilities cutting-edge health and wellness products.

My favorite snack on the golf course is the Plant Pro Bar.

The gluten-free Plant Pro Bar packs the power of Moringa and 15 grams of protein in one convenient bar. Featuring Zija’s exclusive Moringa Leaf Protein and 3 other high-quality plant proteins, these bars are perfect for golfers looking for energy on the golf course.

BENEFITS
  • Provides 15 grams of high-quality plant protein
  • Supports lean muscle, energy, and nutritional needs
  • Provides 3 grams of dietary fiber
  • Features the nutritious Moringa Blend (leaf powder, seed cake powder, and fruit powder)
Ingredients: Vegetable Protein Blend (Pea Protein Isolate, Pumpkin Seed Protein, Brown Rice Protein, Moringa Protein Concentrate), Peanuts, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Chocolate Coating (Cacao Beans, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Lecithin, Vanilla Beans), Chocolate Liquor, Sunflower Oil, Partially Defatted Peanut Flour, Organic Quinoa, Natural Flavors, Moringa Blend (Moringa Leaf Powder, Moringa Seed Cake Powder, Moringa Fruit Powder), Sea Salt.

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Cardiogolf Exercise #113

Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Improve Your Squat, Improve Your Swing

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You ability to squat will likely determine if you can maintain your spine angle throughout your swing.  If you are not strong enough to maintain your squat position, you may thrust your hips forward toward the ball at impact, thus pulling yourself out of the shot.

Squats are important for golf and overall strength in legs, glute muscles and core.

Squat Variation
  1. Stand in a shoulder width stance, using a golf club for balance.
  2. Squat down as you keep your arms extended out in front of you.
  3. Keep your spine relatively straight as you maintain your knees over your toes.
  4. Try to squat down so that your thighs are parallel to the ground.
  5. Return to the start position and repeat motion for 8 to 10 repetitions.

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(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

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Karen Palacios-Jansen is a LPGAClass 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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