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Shape Your Swing-Cardiogolf Conditioning

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

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

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.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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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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Cardiogolf 5-Minute Workout Break-Core Rotators with a Bench

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

This is your Cardiogolf 5-Minute Golf and Fitness Break where we work on our golf game and exercise at same time.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

One of the most common reasons people tend to slice is because they have an out-to-in swing path on the downswing with an open clubface. If you lack the ability to rotate your torso independantly for your hips, then the upper body tends to take over and the club path will be from ‘over the top.’

To correct your slice, learn to swing the club out to the right of your target (if you are right-handed) as you rotate your forearms to create an in-to-out path instead of the out-to-in path. Incorporating torso rotation drills into your daily routine can help you accelerate your improvement.

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

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

Core Rotators with Bench

  1. Squat down and place hands on a bench with in a shoulder with stance..
  2. Stabilize your upper body as rotate your torso and slide your left leg under your right arm.
  3. Return to the start position and repeat on the opposite side.
  4. Do 8 to 10 repetitions of both sides.

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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 Twitter and Facebook.

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CARDIOGOLF 5-MINUTE GOLF AND FITNESS BREAK-WARM UP ROUTINE

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

This is your Cardiogolf 5-Minute Golf and Fitness Break where we work our golf games and get into shape at the same time.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

For many of us, we used to be able to hop out of the car, go straight to the first tee and rip a drive down the middle of the fairway. Now by skipping a warm-up before a round of golf may mean it takes us 4 or 5 holes before you loosen up and gain your form and by that time your score may already be ruined. Here is a quick and easy pre-round warm-up exercise to help you avoid those big numbers on the scorecard.

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

The point of a warm up is to elevate your heart rate to get your blood flowing to warm muscles so they are loose and supple to make it is easier to swing. You can do this warm-up at your house before your round of golf, if you don’t have a long drive to the golf course or on the driving range. Don’t be embarrassed to do the routine, it couldn’t more humiliating than topping your drive off the first tee.

There are many ways to warm-up like jogging, doing jumping jacks or even taking practice swings. In this routine, that only takes 5 to 10 minutes, I have chosen 5 exercises that target golf-specific muscles.

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Cardiogolf 5-Minute Golf and Fitness Break-Clean and Press for Better Swing Movement

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

This is your Cardiogolf 5-Minute Golf and Fitness Break where we work our golf games and get into shape at the same time.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

The clean and press may sound like an Olympic lifting competition exercise. Many golfers may not consider this exercise because it sounds too complex or explosive. However, the clean and press exercise, if performed correctly, is the same movement pattern that is needed in the golf swing, so it can help you rehearse the movement you need to create power in your swing.

The clean and press helps improve strength in your shoulders, core and legs to help create power in your swing.  It is also a full body exercise that can also help improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance to increase your stamina.

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

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

Clean and Press
  1. Stand in a shoulder width stance holding a small to medium weight in one hand.
  2. Lower your rear-end backwards towards the floor as you lower the weight to the ground while maintaining a straight back.  Keep your abdominal muscles pulled in to protect your back.
  3. Try to lower your thighs parallel to the ground.
  4. Quickly and smoothly bend your arm so the weight is shoulder height, then stand up as you press the weight over your head, extending your hips .
  5. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

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