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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.

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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-Standing Row for Better Posture

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The Standing Row exercise strengthens shoulder muscles including the trapezius. It can be done with or without weights. The standing row exercise also will strengthen your biceps and back postural muscles.

  1. Stand in your golf posture, arms extended out in front of you, holding light hand weights.
  2. Slowly squeeze your shoulder blades together bringing your elbows up to your back.
  3. Drop arms down to start position and repeat motion.
  4. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.
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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

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It’s Back-The Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge!

A note from Karen:

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

Day 1-

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.
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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-Day 1-

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Shape Your Swing-Cardiogolf Conditioning

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Professional golfers know the importance of athletic development for golf. As a recreational golfer, you may not have the time to train like an elite athlete, but by simply adding a few swing drills into your daily routine, you can dramatically improve your game. And you don’t have to go to the golf course or driving range, you can do these exercises at home.

Try this Cardiogolf Conditioning Workout to Shape Your Swing and Trim Your Score from LPGA Master Teaching Professional and Certified Trainer Karen Palacios-Jansen.

Watch Karen Palacios-Jansen and Christina Ricci, LPGA Teaching Professionals, demonstrate this routine.

In Cardiogolf class, I use various fitness props to do exercises and swing drills including the Shortee Training Club. The club is short for a couple of reasons:

  • The short club is easy to swing indoors without hitting the walls or ceilings.
  • The clubhead is closer to your hands, so it is easy to monitor the clubface and learn how to square the face at impact.
  • Since you are not hitting balls with the short club, there is no judgement of where the ball goes, so you can work on your technique without getting frustrated.
  • The club is lighter than a regular club, so you can learn to swing the club faster to develop clubhead speed.

Making practice swings will not only tone your muscle and burn some calories, but the act of swinging over and over again can help you improve your swing technique and improve muscular endurance.

Our practice swings are usually smoother, longer and more on-plane with better tempo than our real swings. As you make practice swings, you can focus on making certain motions to improve technique such as making a fuller shoulder turn, keeping your spine angle throughout the swing and shifting your weight correctly.

As you make practice swings, you can swing faster than you usually do to help you get used to swinging faster to improve clubhead speed. As you make practice swings, you can work on certain moves in your swing without worrying where the ball is going.

A few things to think about while you are making your practice swings:

  • Look down at where a ball would be and try to simulate hitting a ball as much as possible.
  • Work on your swing fundamentals. Monitor your posture, alignment, ball position and grip to make sure they are correct.
  • Keep your head level throughout your swing.
  • Complete each practice swing by holding your finish for a moment, as if you were watching your ball fly down the fairway
  • Imagine the perfect golf shot as you swing.
  • Finish in balance.
  • Start each swing from the beginning; don’t swing back and forth continuously.
  • Make each swing as if you were hitting a real shot.

My friends at GolfGym were inspired by my Cardiogolf program and designed the New GolfGym 23″ Shortee Training Club for my students to practice indoors just like I do in Cardiogolf.

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Jump Start Your Health and Nutrition with More Pars Wholelife Challenge

Here’s a great way to jump start your health and nutrition in the new year, all while improving your golf game.  Let my good friend Christina Ricci from More Pars guide you through the Wholelife Challenge.

Challenge Begins January 20-Click here to sign up. 

 

The Wholelife Challenge is a global collective challenge. It’s 7 pillars work together to create an effect in your life that’s hard to overstate — after a few weeks, you’ll feel rested, energetic, present, strong, healthy (and perhaps even happier).

Christina has added an 8th Pillar…More Pars! Plus, the EXERCISE pillar will focus on exercises that are golf-specific. In 56 Days, not only will you gain incredible knowledge about health and wellness that will last long after the Challenge ends, you’ll learn incredible golf skills giving you the confidence to get more pars in 2018!

Christina will be incorporting Cardiogolf exercises into the challenge, so this is a great way to improve your health, fitness and game!

You’ll want to get the Shortee Practice Training Club for the More Pars Wholelife Challenge.  

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Join the Team in this exciting 56-Day Whole Life Challenge for More Pars.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE!

 

 

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