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By adding the jumping movement to the plank exercise will turn this core strength exercise into an endurance exercise as well that elevates your heart rate to increase your stamina on and off the golf course.
Plank with Jump
- Start in an athletic position.
- Jump up and then drop into a plank position.
- Return to the start position and repeat.
- Do 8 to 10 repetitions.
To modify, skip the jump and simply walk out into the plank position without the high impact move.
When you are strong in your core and hips it is easier to stay in a bent over position and keep the lower body stable. When you are strong in your core, your muscles protect your low back from long hours of putting practice.
When you are strong and flexible in your shoulders, arms and neck, it is easier to stay relaxed with the upper body and keep the head steady during the putting strong.
When you are strong in your arms and hands, it is easier to have a lighter more relaxed grip to stroke the putt more smoothly.
When you are stronger and more flexible, it is easier to have longer more fluid putting motion. If you are weak and inflexible, your putting stroke will be short and choppy. You get the picture: stronger and fitter is better.
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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.
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