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QUICK AND EASY WARM UP EXERCISE TO AVOID THOSE BIG NUMBERS ON THE GOLF COURSE

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Why Warm Up ?

For many of us, we used to be able to hop out of the car, go straight to the first tee and rip a drive down the middle of the fairway. Now by skipping a warm-up before a round of golf may mean it takes us 4 or 5 holes before you loosen up and gain your form and by that time your score may already be ruined. Here is a quick and easy pre-round warm-up exercise to help you avoid those big numbers on the scorecard.

The point of a warm up is to elevate your heart rate to get your blood flowing to warm muscles so they are loose and supple to make it is easier to swing. You can do this warm-up at your house before your round of golf, if you don’t have a long drive to the golf course or on the driving range. Don’t be embarrassed to do the routine, it couldn’t more humiliating than topping your drive off the first tee.

There are many ways to warm-up like jogging, doing jumping jacks or even taking practice swings, but this exercise targets golf-specific muscles.

Golf-Specific Warm Up Exercise

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Your ability to rotate your shoulders, torso and hips around your spine determines how much clubhead speed you create in your golf swing.  Spinal mobility decreases with age.  Lack of spinal mobility is associated with poor posture and restricts your shoulder and torso turn in the golf swing.

Adding rotational exercises into your daily routine, especially before you warm up, can facilitate a more effective turn and help you increase clubhead speed for more distance.  And who doesn’t want distance?

Standing Hip Wraps

  1. Stand in a shoulder width stance with your arms by your side.
  2. Keeping your lower body relatively stable, slowly begin to rotate your upper body side to side.
  3. As you warm up, increase the size and speed of the rotation.
  4. Let your arms hang naturally and wrap around your hips
  5. Alternate rotating rotating side to side for 8 to 10 repetitions on both sides.

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Quick and Easy Warm Up Exercise to Avoid Those Big Numbers on the Golf Course

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

Click here to see my favorite training aide. 

Why Warm Up ?

For many of us, we used to be able to hop out of the car, go straight to the first tee and rip a drive down the middle of the fairway. Now by skipping a warm-up before a round of golf may mean it takes us 4 or 5 holes before you loosen up and gain your form and by that time your score may already be ruined. Here is a quick and easy pre-round warm-up exercise to help you avoid those big numbers on the scorecard.

The point of a warm up is to elevate your heart rate to get your blood flowing to warm muscles so they are loose and supple to make it is easier to swing. You can do this warm-up at your house before your round of golf, if you don’t have a long drive to the golf course or on the driving range. Don’t be embarrassed to do the routine, it couldn’t more humiliating than topping your drive off the first tee.

There are many ways to warm-up like jogging, doing jumping jacks or even taking practice swings, but this exercise targets golf-specific muscles.

Golf-Specific Warm Up Exercise

One of the most important movements in golf is the squat position.  You set up in a squat position at address position and you want to maintain that squat throughout the swing.

To squat properly, you need leg strength.  Leg strength will also help you transfer body weight onto the lead leg and to extend the hips up through impact.  This move creates a tremendous amount of force to help create power.

So if you want power in your swing, you should be squatting everyday.

Squats

  1. Stand in a shoulder width stance holding a club in both hands.
  2. Raise your arms above your head (optional).
  3. Lower your rear-end backwards towards the floor as you maintain a straight back.
  4. Try to lower your thighs parallel to the ground.
  5. Slowing stand up and repeat.
  6. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

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Order the Cardiogolf Video Series

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

Visit Cardiogolf.com for more information.

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Mobile Hips and Glutes For Better Golf

Your ability to shift your weight on the downswing is based on how mobile and strong your hips and glute muscles are.  Weakness here can lead to hanging back in the swing, not only causing mis-hits but preventing power as well.  Incorporating exercises that strengthen your lower body will provide you with a power base to hit solid shots.

Basic Bridge Exercise

  1. Lie on your back and bend your knees.
  2. Slowly raise your hips off of the ground, so that your torso and legs form a straight line, like a plank.
  3. Hold position for 10 to 15 seconds.
  4. Return to start position.
  5. Repeat for 8 to 10 repetitions.