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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Benefits of Lunges for Golfers

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Benefits of the lunge exercise include developing strength and firmness in your lower body. The twisting part of this 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 with twist works the muscles differently than the forward and side lunges. All are good to help increase strength and mobility in lower lower body.

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

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Cardiogolf Exercise #113

Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Developing Strength and Flexibility in the Lower Body for More Power

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In Cardiogolf, we do a variety of lunges in different planes of motion. The Lunge with Rotation exercise works the muscles differently than other lunge variations. All are good to help increase strength and mobility in lower lower body.

Watch Karen Palacios-Jansen, LPGA Teaching Professional, demonstrate how to demonstrate this exercise.

The Lunge with Rotation exercise incorporates two important movements in the golf swing. Benefits of the lunge exercise include developing strength and stability 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.

Lunge with Rotation
  • Hold a club at both end with hands and extend your arms.
    Lunge forwards with your right leg, keeping your knee aligned with your toes.
  • As you lunge, simultaneously sweep the club across to the side of the forward knee. Simulate a row motion.
  • Return to the start position and repeat on the opposite leg.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions on each leg.

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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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