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

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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 demonstrate the Cardiogolf Swing Positions using a small Pilates ball.  It is a great exercise to do at home or in the gym to rehearse your swing.

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.

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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 Twitter and Facebook.

 

Stay On-Course with Your Health and Wellness

Cardiogolf teams up with Zija International, the leaders in the Natural Health Revolution, to offer golfers of all abilities cutting-edge health and wellness products.

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.  Follow Cardiogolf Fuel on instagram- @cardiogolf_fuel

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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

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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.

Here is a great exercise to help counter the effects of sitting all day at a desk.

Shoulder Retraction
  • Stand in a modified golf stance, holding a club parallel to the ground.
  • Keeping your core engaged and your back flat begin slowing squeezing your shoulder blades together as you inhale. Hold for a breath and then exhale as you return to the start position.
  • Glide your shoulders up and down, retracting your shoulder blades smoothly and slowly.
  • Repeat for 8 to 10 repetitions.
Cardiogolf Short Game

One of the basic elements of good putting is to accelerate the putter in the impact zone, while keeping the putter face square to the target or hole.  If you stop the stroke at impact, you may twist the putter face or deccelerate and the ball will lose speed or shoot off line.  To feel this action, practice without hitting putts.  Here is a simple drill to help improve your stroke.

Accelerate Putting Drill
  • Set up in your putter stance and put you hands together as shown.
  • Stabilize your lower body and head as you practice swinging your arms as if you putting.
  • Keep moving the imaginary putter head through the shot towards the target. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

Stay On-Course with Your Health and Wellness

Cardiogolf teams up with Zija International, the leaders in the Natural Health Revolution, to offer golfers of all abilities cutting-edge health and wellness products.

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.Follow Cardiogolf Fuel on instagram- @cardiogolf_fuel

Visit Cardiogolf.myzija.com for more information

Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

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Cardiogolf 1K Practice Swing Challenge

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Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

If you don’t have adequate hamstring length you will not be able to bend forward while keeping your spine straight. If you have normal hamstring length you will be able to bend the trunk at least 50 degrees. If you don’t have adequate hamstring length you will not be able to bend forward while keeping your spine straight.  This exercise will help you lengthen your hamstrings to improve your flexibility.

Hamstring Stretch on the Floor
  1. Stand stand with your feet together.
  2. Put one hand behind your back. Hold the other arm out like a waiter serving food and bend forward with knees and spine straight.
  3. Hold position for 10 to 15 counts.
  4. Repeat exercise for 3 to 4 repetitions.

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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge Days 11, 12 and 13

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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

On-Course Golf Tip-Anti-Slice Tip

A slice (when the ball curves left to right for a right-handed golfer), in golf,  is one of the most common swing ailments.   The slice most commonly occurs when the clubface is open relative to the swing path and/or when the swing follows an “out to in” or “over the top” swing path.  The shoulders are open to the target line at the moment of impact as in the photo to the far left.

Many times a slicer opens up the shoulders too quickly on the downswing causing the clubhead to tip over and cut across the intended target line.  This path, of ‘outside to in’, combined with an open clubface at impact will cause the ball to spin from left to right.

To counter this move, try hitting some shots with a closed stance.

Anti-Slice Drill-

  1. Place a club or alignment stick on the ground to represent your target line.
  2. Set up to hit a normal shot where your stance is ‘square’ to the target line as in the middle photo.
  3. Slide your right foot back, so that the toe of the right foot is in line with the heel of the left foot (for the right-handed golfer), thus closing your stance, as in the far right photo.
  4. Swing normally and hit a shot.

Closing your stance will do a couple of things:

  1. It will help you create a more powerful turn.
  2. A closed stance will help the club path to stay more on line or even a little inside the line so that you can rotate the clubface through impact and hit a shot with more ‘right to left’ spin.

Off-Course Golf Fitness Tip-Neck Rotators

Neck Side Flexion

The Side Neck Flexion exercise will improve range of motion in your neck and shoulder area.

  • Stand or sit on an exercise ball or chair with straight posture.
  • Slowly side bend your neck to the right bringing your ear toward your shoulder as far as you can, hold position for a moment and return to the start position
  • Repeat motion on opposite side.
  • Alternate bending your neck side to side for 8 to 10 repetitions on both sides.
  • Be careful not to allow your shoulders to raise

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