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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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Day 10-Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge-Stay in Your Shot

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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

On-Course Golf Tip-Stay in Your Shot

If you top shots, most likely you are standing up as you strike the ball. Ideally, you want to keep the same angle your torso and legs formed at address position the same throughout your swing. Many high-handicappers stand up (straighten their legs or lift their torsos) as the they strike the ball resulting in an array of bad shots including thin and topped shots, pulls and slices. If you take a look at professionals, you will see that they keep their spine angle through out their swing and even many squat down as they strike the ball.

Off-Course Golf Fitness Tip-Spinal Rotators

The Spinal Rotators exercise can facilitate a more effective turn and help you increase clubhead speed for more distance.

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Extend your arms straight out to the side as shown.
  2. Slowly lower your legs to one side, trying to touch the ground with your bottom knee and hold position for 8 to 10 counts.
  3. Try to keep both shoulders flat on the floor.  Don’t let your shoulders raise off the ground.
  4. Return to the start position and repeat on the opposite side.
  5. Alternate rotating bent legs from side to side for 8 to 10 repetitions on both sides.

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Improve Your Golf Swing and Lower Your Score with this Cardiogolf Exercise-Rainbow Stretch

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 This exercise will help you improve your flexibility to increase your range of motion and make a better swing. Try this flexibility exercise that targets arms, shoulders, obliques and core muscles.

To play golf at your full potential you must be able to possess 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.

Flexibility and mobility are the body’s foundation to developing optimal fitness. You need to be able to move all your joints and muscles through their full range of motion to develop strength, stability, coordination and balance.

If you have an restrictions in your flexibility or mobility in your joints or muscles, the links of the chain between your muscles and joints will break leading to compensations and weaknesses in your movement. Weaknesses and poor movements caused by this break in the kinetic chain can cause poor performance or even injury.

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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Cardiogolf 5-Minute Workout Break-Endurance Training for Golfers

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Muscular and Cardiovascular Endurance Routine For Golf

10 exercises to increase muscular and cardiovascular endurance Time: 10 to 30 minutes
Intensity: Moderate to Intense

  • We will be doing 10 different exercises that not only tone your muscles, but will help you increase your heart rate to increase your stamina and endurance on and off the golf course.
  • These exercises are meant to be done in succession: follow one after the other with little to no rest in-between each exercise. Work at your own pace. Choose your level of difficulty.
  • Always begin with the Cardiogolf pre-round warm-up routine before doing this or any of the exercise routines.
  • Do each exercise for 1 minute with minimal or no breaks.

Par Level: 10 minutes – Do routine one time
Birdie Level: 20 minutes – Repeat routine twice
Eagle Level: 30 minutes – Repeat routine three times

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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Speed Up Your Swing While Maintaining Balance

Balance is important in the golf swing so that you can maintain your body angles throughout each phase of the swing. Doing balance exercises can improve your balance capabilities within your golf swing especially at higher speeds. If you have poor balance, you have to slow your swing speed down so you won’t lose your footing during your swing.

Here is a drill to help you increase your clubhead speed.