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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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Cardiogolf Exercises 041 and 042

Better with Friends-Grab Your Best Pal and Get in Shape

How many times have you started—and then stopped—a workout routine? If you’re like many people, the answer is probably, a lot. But if you’re one of the few people who has managed to sustain exercise from year to year, can you name the reason why? Does it have something to do with people?

In fact, people are the key to keeping up with exercise, to pushing ourselves. People, oftentimes in group exercise classes, get us to try new things. They hold us accountable. They keep us testing our muscles and our strength. And that goes in particular for group exercise classes taught by an instructor. They can keep us from doing things wrong, and teach us how to do things right. And when it comes to group exercise offerings, the flexibility and breadth of class types and times also help many of us keep on working out.

Why else does group exercise matter? This graphic explains it.

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Cardiogolf Teams Up with LPGA Women’s Golf Network for the #CardioGolfChallenge

Take the Cardio Golf Challenge

Combine your fitness and golf goals with these simple and effective moves.

Practicing at the range is the best way to improve your game, but if you have a swing fault, adding more repetitions will cause you to ingrain those troublesome issues into your muscle memory.

Cardiogolf, is a program designed to give you a battery of exercises to improve your body movement and swing technique. By consistently, repeating golf swing exercises without the judgement of where the ball is going, you can accelerate your improvement on the golf course.

As an added bonus, these moves will also help you work towards your fitness goals and improve your posture. Add these movements to your practice regimen until they appear in your swing comfortably and naturally for you on the golf course by taking the #CardioGolfChallenge:

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Today’s move-

Swing Position Drill (with a Grip)

Swing drills reinforce sound mechanics and help you get you into positions you may not otherwise be able to get into when you swing on your own.

Break down the full swing into smaller easier to execute these moves. As you master them, they’ll get ingrained into your real swing and become second nature.

CardioGolf Swing Positions with Grip

Key Swing Positions: 1. Half-way back 2. Top of the backswing 3. Initiation of the downswing 4. Impact 5. Release 6. Finish

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Karen voted to the Inaugural List of the 50 Best LPGA Teachers, Presented by Women’s Golf Journal

LPGA Master Teaching Professional and creator of Cardiogolf, Karen Palacios-Jansen, recently listed as one of the LPGA’s Top 50 Best Teachers.

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) membership announced today the launch of an annual recognition of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional’s Top 50 LPGA Teachers, presented in partnership with Women’s Golf Journal. This new initiative will identify and recognize the best LPGA instructors from more than 1,700 LPGA certified professionals worldwide. Click here to read more… 

About Karen:

In 2008, Karen Palacios-Jansen was voted LPGA National Teacher of the Year and in the past has been voted as one of America’s “Top 50 Best Women Teachers” by Golf Digest Magazine for the past 20 years. Recently she was voted to the Inaugural List of the 50 Best LPGA Teachers, Presented by Women’s Golf Journal.

Karen’s owns a golf events Company-Swing Blade Enterprises in Mooresville, North Carolina. She is a certified personal trainer, a Nike Golf Performance Specialist and Pilates instructor. Karen developed a golf-specific fitness system called Cardiogolf available online at Cardiogolf.com and on DVD. Karen is a member of the Nike Golf Advisory Staff, where she participates in Nike product development and promotions.

Karen has appeared on The Golf Channel and is a regular content contributor to Golf Digest Magazine’s ‘Fitness Friday” column and other online platforms. Formerly trained by David Leadbetter, Nick Faldo and Jim McLean, Karen taught at their golf schools and academies for many years before she ventured on her own. She has been a member of the LPGA T&CP since 1994. In 2016, she was elected Vice-President of the LPGA T&CP.

Karen is also a freelance golf instructional and fitness writer, and formerly the managing editor for Golf Fitness Magazine. Her golf blog “KPJ Golf” is read by thousands of golfers each week. She has spent the last 10 years developing her online and social media presence and now has over 10,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram and more than 100,000 views of her online video tips. Her blog, KPJ Golf, ranks 26th out of thousands of golf blogs according to Blog Rank and is ranked among the “Top 50 Golf Blogs” according to Blog Metrics Ranking. Karen is married to Olympic Gold Medalist speed skater Dan Jansen and has two step-daughters. When Karen is not teaching or playing golf, she is teaching Pilates at 15 to Fit Pilates, Barre and Fitness Studio in Mooresville, North Carolina. For more information, visit KPJgolf.com.

Education and Career Highlights include:

  • Master’s Degree –Journalism, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois 1990. Bachelor’s Degree-Speech and Theatre, Stetson University, Deland, Florida 1988
  • Elected Vice-President LPGA T&CP 2016
  • Voted to the ‘Inaugural List of the 50 Best LPGA Teachers’, Presented by Women’s Golf Journal.
  • Voted Golf Digest Magazine (Golf for Women Magazine) “America’s 50 Best Women Teachers” list 1997 to 2013
  • 2008 LPGA National Teacher of the Year
  • 2008 LPGA Southeast Section Teacher of the Year
  • Author LPGA Teaching Her Course– Researched, developed and wrote the curriculum for the LPGA Teaching Her Course-2015
  • Author Golf Fitness Book published by Taylor Trade Publishing. August 2011
  • 2003/2008 Voted by Golf Digest Magazine as one of North Carolina’s “Top 50 Teaching Pros”
  • 2000 Voted by Golf Digest Magazine as one of Florida’s “Top 50 Teaching Pros”
  • Over 100 published articles in magazines such as Golf Fitness Magazine, Golf for Women, Golf Digest Magazine, Golf Tips and Golf Magazine as well as many articles in local publications
  • Former Managing Editor Golf Fitness Magazine
  • Member of The Golf Writers Association of America
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor

 

Congratulations Team USA

Team USA pose with the Solheim Cup after beating Team Europe 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 during closing ceremony of The Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club on August 20, 2017 in West Des Moines, Iowa. PHOTO CREDIT-LPGA.com.

Congratulations to Team USA for an awesome win last week at the 2017 Solheim Cup over Team Europe.

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