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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Impact Drill

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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.

The single most important moment in the golf swing is impact, and if your position is bad when you arrive there you’re in trouble.

For many average and higher-handicap golfers, their impact issues are caused by flipping their hands at impact instead of maintaining lag and forward shaft lean.

Ideally, you want to hit the ball with, not just your hands, but with your bigger muscles. What some call a full body swing-where the core muscles rotate and control the arms through impact- recruits bigger muscles to produce the swing. You create more power with faster clubhead speed and less effort.

Here is a drill to help your impact position.

Impact Drill
  • Set up to hit a shot with your Shortee Club.
  • Swing to the top and then swing down to impact.
  • Stop at your impact and hold position to check clubface.
  • Keep your abdominal muscles pulled in and keep your spine angle.
  • Simulate your golf swing as much as possible.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

Cardiogolf Creator, LPGA Teaching Professional, Golf-Fitness Specialist and Certfied Pilates Instructor Karen Jansen teams up with 15 to Fit Pilates, Barre and Fitness to help you take your game to the next level.

Karen will design an individualized golf-specific workout program for you combining Pilates reformer exercises with her unique Cardiogolf fitness program to help you improve your core strength, posture, balance, flexibility and swing technique to build more a powerful and repeatable golf swing.

Five Session Package Includes:

(2) Pilates Reformer Sessions to improve overall strength, flexibility, coordinaCon, balance and to help prevent injury
(2) Cardiogolf Sessions with drills to improve swing technique and lower your scores
(1) Fitness Screen and Golf Swing Assessment

Package Price: $595.00

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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-Weight Shift Drill

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

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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.

The Pivot Drill not only helps you learn correct body motion and to synchronize the weight shift and arms, but it can also help you stretch your shoulders, low back and build muscular endurance.

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Watch Karen Palacios-Jansen demonstrate this exercise.

Weight Shift Drill
  1. Assume your golf stance with your arms crossed across your chest.
  2. Turn back as if you were swinging a golf club making sure that your weight shifts to the inside of your back foot and your shoulders turn so that your back is to the target.
  3. Start the downswing by shifting your lower body weight towards the target, followed by your shoulders.
  4. Finish in balance.
  5. Return to the start position and repeat exercise.
  6. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

Cardiogolf Creator, LPGA Teaching Professional, Golf-Fitness Specialist and Certfied Pilates Instructor Karen Jansen teams up with 15 to Fit Pilates, Barre and Fitness to help you take your game to the next level.

Karen will design an individualized golf-specific workout program for you combining Pilates reformer exercises with her unique Cardiogolf fitness program to help you improve your core strength, posture, balance, flexibility and swing technique to build more a powerful and repeatable golf swing.

Five Session Package Includes:

(2) Pilates Reformer Sessions to improve overall strength, flexibility, coordinaCon, balance and to help prevent injury
(2) Cardiogolf Sessions with drills to improve swing technique and lower your scores
(1) Fitness Screen and Golf Swing Assessment

Package Price: $595.00

Get Started Today!

Click here to see my favorite training aide. 

 

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.

Follow my blog at Cardiogolf
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For more information visit Cardiogolf.com

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Cardiogolf Video #105

Spring Up Your Golf Game-Week 1-Stretch

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You know from playing other sports that if you go for long periods without practicing the skill, you lose feel and power.  When you stop doing something for an extended period of time that requires some form of athletic ability you tend to forget how to do it. Golf is no different.

If it’s been months since you’ve played golf regularly, it may take some time to get your feel and timing back after the long winter. Fitness expert Paul Chek of the CHEK Institute says that hitting a golf ball is comparable to lifting your four-rep max at the gym. You would never attempt to lift your four-rep max after months of not doing it, so why would you go out and play lots of golf without preparing your body and easing in to it?  Spend the next few weeks getting your game and body back in shape, so you can enjoy the summer season and maximize your performance.

Week 1- Stretch

Studies show that there is a correlation between stretching and relieving stress. Stress can restrict blood flow causing muscles to tighten. Stretching can help increase your circulation to loosen muscles and counter the effects of stress.

Stretch as many days a week as you can.

To play golf at your full potential you must have the ability to rotate almost every joint in your body to its functional capacity. If there are restrictions in the shoulders, torso, pelvis or hips, there will be compensations somewhere else in the musculoskeletal system, which results in faults in the golf swing and possible injury to joints and muscles.

Here are a few warm up and stretch routines to help you shape your swing.

Move on to Phase 2

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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 Twitterand Facebook.

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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Uphill and Downhill Lie Drill with Foot Lift

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

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When you play golf, you almost never have a completely flat lie on the golf course like you do at the practice range. It may be difficult to recreate those sidehill, downhill and uphill lies on the practice range, but you can do it at the gym or at home.

Simply taking practice swings with your stance at different levels can help prepare you for how it will feel on the golf course. Use a step or bench to simulate the uneven slope. This will not only help your swing technique but help you develop strength and balance as well.

Uphill and Downhill Lie Drill with Foot Lift
  • Simulate an uphill lie by placing your front foot on a step or bench.
  • Lean your weight slightly towards your back foot and hold a club or hand weight as if you were going to hit a shot.
  • Swing to the top and stop to make sure that your weight is loaded into your back leg.
  • Feel the weight on the inside of the back foot and keep the back knee slightly flexed.
  • Lift your front foot to balance on your back leg, hold for a moment, then set foot down again.
  • Return to start position.
  • Rehearse your backswing for 8 to 10 repetitions.
  • Repeat on the downhill lie.

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Cardiogolf 1K Practice Swing Challenge

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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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