Tag Archives: Golf Specific Warm Up

Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Practice Swings Can Help Reinforce Sound Golf Swing Fundamentals

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

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.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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
Follow my Instagram at Cardiogolf
Like my Facebook page at Cardiogolf
For more information visit Cardiogolf.com

Clothes provided by Nike Golf-#NikeGolfClub

Cardiogolf Exercise 095

Cardiogolf 1K Practice Swing Challenge Day 21-Endurance on the Golf Course

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

Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

Today’s Cardiogolf workout is a video to help you increase your muscular and cardiovascular endurance.

We will be doing series of exercises that will 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.

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Follow my Instagram at Cardiogolf

Like my Facebook page at Cardiogolf

For more information visit Cardiogolf.com

Clothes provided by Nike Golf-#NikeGolfClub 

Cardiogolf Exercise 054

Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge Day 20

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

Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

This exercise is perfect for golf, since it activates the obliques, strengthens core muscles and help to make a better turn and weight shift.

Plank with Rotation
  • Start in the basic plank position and then twist your body and raise one arm up into side plank so that your body forms a letter “T”.
  • Extend your top arm up as far as you can and keep hips lifted so that your head, spineand legs form a straight line.
  • Hold this position for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Repeat on opposite side.
  • Repeat motion for 8 to 10 repetitions.

This exercise will strengthen the core but also the muscles in the shoulders. Pivoting the body around the shoulder strengthens and stretches those muscles so that you gain more control of the club for more clubhead speed.

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Follow my Instagram at Cardiogolf

Like my Facebook page at Cardiogolf

For more information visit Cardiogolf.com

Clothes provided by Nike Golf-#NikeGolfClub 

Cardiogolf Exercise 054

Cardiogolf 1K Challenge Day 19-Lunge and Twist

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

Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

Benefits of the lunge exercise include developing strength and firmness in your lower body. The twisting part of the exercise teaches you to rotate over the resistance of your lower body just like what you need to do in the golf swing.

In Cardiogolf, we do a variety of lunges in different planes of motion. The reverse lunge works the muscles differently than the forward and side lunge. All are good to help increase strength and mobility in lower lower body.

Reverse Lunge with Twist
  • Hold an exercise ball with both hands and extend your arms.
  • Lunge backwards with your left leg, keeping your arms parallel to the ground.
  • As you lunge backwards, simultaneously rotate your torso to the right, keeping your arms parallel to the ground, hold position for a moment.
  • Return to the start position and repeat on the opposite leg.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions on each leg.

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

Follow my Instagram at Cardiogolf
Like my Facebook page at Cardiogolf
For more information visit Cardiogolf.com

Clothes provided by Nike Golf-#NikeGolfClub 

Cardiogolf Exercise 053

Warm Up Your Swing for Better Scores

I recommend every workout session (and every round of golf you play) starts here with the Cardiogolf warm-up routine.

What many golfers think of warming up is a few casual stretches before heading to the practice range or first tee. However, warming up is more critically important than that, and literally is (or should be) a mindful process. The purpose of a proper warm up is to increase muscle temperature, which increases blood flow to bring needed oxygen to activate muscles and joints.

Although static stretching is recommended before any physical activity, it is only one component in the process of warming up, a process that should be completed even before a few practice drives or putts. Before a proper warm- up, your body is not ready to hit full shots, and putting on the practice green is not active enough to increase muscle temperature.

There are two types of warm-ups: active and general. Active warm-ups can be general or golf specific. You should incorporate an active warm-up before you stretch specifically for golf. A general warm-up incorporates large muscles of the upper and lower body, and requires you to move at a brisk pace for 5 to 10 minutes to elevate your heart rate. For younger players the ideal is to break a sweat; for older golfers, it’s to become slightly winded. Recommended activities include walking, jogging, jumping jacks, jump rope or anything that will increase your heart rate.

After completing a general warm-up, you are then ready to proceed to the golf specific warm-up phase. This is also known as movement rehearsal. You are literally duplicating or rehearsing the moves used in the golf swing. Research has revealed that if you warm up specifically for the movement you will be performing, you will be much more effective than others doing the same activity but who only do general stretches.

The great thing about this routine is that it will warm you up, it is specific for golf, and if you did it every day you could increase your flexibility. It starts by warming up the lower body; then moves into the core, which includes back, abs and chest; and finishes with loosening your shoulders, arms, wrists and hands.