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Cardiogolf Plank and Putt Challenge

Welcome to the Cardiogolf Plank and Putt Challenge that will help you get strong in your core and shave strokes off your score.  Simply follow along as I take you through a variety of plank exercises and putting drills.

Although putting may not seem like an athletic movement, you actually need to be strong in your arms, shoulders, core and legs to make your putting stroke smooth and natural.  Click here to read more.

According to the National Strength and Conditioning Association static and dynamic conditioning of the core musculature is important in activities of daily living and in sport. Static strength in core muscles is necessary to stabilize and hold a particular body position while other parts of the body move independently.  In the the putting stroke, you want your core to be stable as your arms and legs move independently.

Side plank exercises help strengthen core muscles, especially the lateral muscles that help you do side flexion to help keep your core stable while you putt.

Side Plank
  1. Lie on your side on the floor. Stack your legs and feet on top of each other.
  2. Place your bottom forearm on the floor under your shoulder, bending from the elbow.
  3. Raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from head to toe like a plank.
  4. Hold the position for 10 seconds while you contract your abdominal muscles. Rest for 5 seconds.
  5. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Do 3 to 4 repetitions on each side.
Minimize Your Wrist Action in the Putting Stroke

To help control your distance and direction on the putting green, you will want to minimize your wrist action in the putting stroke.  Let your arms hang naturally as you rock your shoulders back and forth with no attempt to break the wrists.

Try this Pilates and Putting Drill.

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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge Day 30

Congratulations on completing the Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge! Almost everyone in challenge that I have talked to has seen improvement in the rhythm, tempo and range of motion of their golf swings.

Day 30

In my opinion, daily practice is the key to success towards any goal.  Making 10 practice swings a day or putting for 5 minutes everyday will get you playing better than practicing for two or three hours once a week. First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to beat balls on the driving range.  Secondly, the long practice sessions usually lead to fatigued swings 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.

Practice something about your game everyday.

Congratulations! You  have completed over 900 swings over the course of a month. The amount is not the point, the point is to be consistent with your practice; take a few minutes out of your day to work on your golf swing and get some exercise. Have a party!

Cardiogolf 1K Practice Swing Challenge Day 30!Congratulations you have just completed the Cardiogolf 1K Practice Swing Challenge, swinging over 1000 times this month. The amount is not the point, the point is doing something consistently to build a habit. While our time together is over,  you will want to continue doing golf-specific exercises to maintain or increase your gains in strength, flexibility and endurance. Stay tuned for more challenges and tips. ⛳️⛳️⛳️ On April 2 @nikegolf is hosting the first ever Nike Golf Club Open and helping you get your season starting off right with free times, lessons, clinics and bays at every Top Golf. Check out @nikegolf for more information. #nikegolfclub @topgolf #swoosh @kpjgolf @cardiogolf

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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge Day 29

Break it Down-make 30 practice swings a day for 30 days and you will have made 900 swings over the course of a month.  Okay, so it is not exactly a 1000 swings, but close enough (if you really want to get technical, you’ll have to take 33.3333 swing per day to reach 1000 practice swings).  The amount is not the point, the point is to be consistent with your practice; take a few minutes out of your day to work on your golf swing and get some exercise.

If you don’t have enough room to swing a regular club,  use the ‘Shortee Practice Training Club’ by GolfGym.  Click here for more information. 

Day 29

Just do it.  Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and do things you don’t feel like doing.  It is easy to skip exercise because you are tired or you have other things to do, but don’t do it.  If you can’t do it every day, don’t punish yourself and give up. Just do it the next day. If you do 30 practice swings a day for 30 days, you’ll have done almost 1000 swings and be on your way to grooving a consistent swing.

Thirty practice swings take approximately 2 minutes to complete.  Watch me do it…click here to see video…

Take the challenge with me, post a note  on my Facebook page letting me know that you are up for the challenge.

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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge Days 26, 27 and 28

Break it Down-make 30 practice swings a day for 30 days and you will have made 900 swings over the course of a month.  Okay, so it is not exactly a 1000 swings, but close enough (if you really want to get technical, you’ll have to take 33.3333 swing per day to reach 1000 practice swings).  The amount is not the point, the point is to be consistent with your practice; take a few minutes out of your day to work on your golf swing and get some exercise.

If you don’t have enough room to swing a regular club,  use the ‘Shortee Practice Training Club’ by GolfGym.  Click here for more information. 

Days 26, 27 and 28

Making practice swings instead of hitting balls is a better way to improve your swing technique.  If you are trying to 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.

  • As you make practice swings, try to:
  • simulate a real swing as much as possible.
  • Visualize a real golf shot.
  • Set up as if you were going to hit a real shot.
  • When you finish your swing, hold your finish and stay in balance.
  • Watch your shot go down the fairway or land on the green.

Thirty practice swings take approximately 2 minutes to complete.  Watch me do it…click here to see video…

Take the challenge with me, post a note  on my Facebook page letting me know that you are up for the challenge.

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Spring Up Your Game-Cardiogolf 1K Practice Swing Challenge

The challenge is straightforward-simply make 1000 practice swings during the month to improve your swing technique and increase clubhead speed.

You don’t need to go to the driving range or golf course, you can simply make practice swings in your garage or living room at home a few minutes a day (just make sure that you don’t whack the ceiling or walls!)

If you don’t have enough room to swing a regular club,  use the ‘Shortee Practice Training Club’ by GolfGym.  Click here for more information. 

Thirty practice swings takes approximately 2 minutes to complete.  Follow my Instagram Page to see me make 30 practice swings a day for one month-Follow my Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/Cardiogolf/

Days 14, 15 and 16
Don’t Roll on the Outside of Your Back Ankle

If you roll on the outside on your back ankle as you take the club back, you won’t be able to rotate your hips and support your weight shift.  This will restrict your turn and power on the downswing.  Concentrate on keep the weight on the inside of your back foot as you swing back so that you can rotate your hips and shift your weight.Don't Roll Ankle jpeg

Break it Down-make 30 practice swings a day for 30 days and you will have made 900 swings over the course of a month.  Okay, so it is not exactly a 1000 swings, but close enough (if you really want to get technical, you’ll have to take 33.3333 swing per day to reach 1000 practice swings).  The amount is not the point, the point is to be consistent with your practice; take a few minutes out of your day to work on your golf swing and get some exercise.

Take the challenge with me.  Email me at info@cardiogolf.com or post a note  on my Facebook page letting me know that you are up for the challenge.  Feel free to post pictures of yourselves practicing.  I will post reminders and more tips this month to help you achieve your goal of 1000 practice swings this month.

Click here to see my favorite training aide. 

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