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.
Congratulations on completing the Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge! Almost everyone in challenge that I have talked to has seen improvement in the rhythm, tempo and range of motion of their golf swings.
In my opinion, daily practice is the key to success towards any goal. Making 10 practice swings a day or putting for 5 minutes everyday will get you playing better than practicing for two or three hours once a week. First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to beat balls on the driving range. Secondly, the long practice sessions usually lead to fatigued swings and ingrained bad habits.
There is something to be said about the momentum of taking small daily steps towards a goal that is cumulatively better than taking big steps with less frequency.
Practice something about your game everyday.
Congratulations! You have completed over 900 swings over the course of a month. The amount is not the point, the point is to be consistent with your practice; take a few minutes out of your day to work on your golf swing and get some exercise. Have a party!
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
Stand stand with your feet together.
Put one hand behind your back. Hold the other arm out like a waiter serving food and bend forward with knees and spine straight.
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.
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.