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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Keep Your Eye on the Ball

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If you have any tightness or inflexibility in your neck area, you will have a hard time completing a full shoulder turn and you may take your eye off the ball as you swing back.  This may result in raising your body up or standing up as you swing back or using excessive hand and arm motion causing a faulty clubface.

If your tendency is to lift your head, take your eye off the ball, have an incomplete shoulder turn or have an  abbreviated finish, it is important to incorporate neck flexibility exercises into your daily routine to not only improve your swing mechanics, but also prevent injury.

Neck Rotators

  1. Sit upright on a ball or chair, maintaining good posture and looking forward.
  2. Slowly rotate your head to the right as far as you can and hold the position for a moment.
  3. Slowly return to the start position and then slowly rotate your head to the left as far as you can and hold position for a moment.
  4. Alternate rotating your head from side to side for 8 to 10 repetitions.
  5. Do 2 to 3 sets.

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We all know the importance that fitness, swing mechanics and equipment can have on our golf games, but are you eating the right foods to sustain enough energy throughout your round to play your best golf? The best equipment in the world won’t make a difference if you don’t have energy to get you around the course. We do not hear as much about nutrition for golf, but rest assured that the most elite golfers of the world follow some sort of diet to provide them with the energy-output they need to play their best. While is it not yet the norm for golfers to follow a specialized nutrition program, it will soon become so.

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Cardiogolf Exercise #108

Stretch Your Game

Every time you play golf, you turn, twist, bend, squat, lunge every part of your body and then you repeat the same movements for 4 to 5 hours–this can tighten your muscles and cause a condition called ‘repetitive stress injuries’. Repetitive stress injuries are injuries that happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, resulting in inflammation muscle strain, or tissue damage.

It is no wonder that that 53% of amateur golfers have sustained some sort of injury while playing golf. Maintaining and improving flexibility may be one of the easiest ways to prevent those ‘repetitive stress injuries’ that occur while you play golf or when you do other daily activities. Research reports that regular stretching may be more effective in preventing injuries rather than occasional stretching.

Why is stretching so important?

  • Stretching increases flexibility to improve over all fitness, muscular strength and endurance.
  • Stretching can ease ‘repetitive stress injuries’, also called overuse syndrome. Stretching the muscles and tendons that become tight from repetitive movements combined with a strengthening program can prevent or help heal these chronic conditions that golfers are susceptible to.
  • Stretching keeps joints limber. Each joint has a different degree of movement. This is called “range of motion.” Stretching properly, can maintain an optimal range of movement to help you turn your shoulders and hips completely in the backswing and follow-through.
  • Regular stretching can help fight and lessen muscle imbalances, which can ultimately lead to injury.
  • Stretching relieves stress. Stretching throughout the day or even during a round of golf may help you relax, swing more freely and help you focus.

Over the next few weeks I will be posting various stretches that can be done on and off the golf course to keep you loose, increase your range of motion and help you recover from your golf round.

Neck Circles

If you have any tightness or inflexibility in your neck area, you will have a hard time completing a full shoulder turn and you may take your eye off the ball as you swing back.  This may result in raising your body up or standing up as you swing back or using excessive hand and arm motion causing a faulty clubface.

If your tendency is to lift your head, take your eye off the ball, have an incomplete shoulder turn or have an  abbreviated finish, it is important to incorporate neck flexibility exercises into your daily routine to not only improve your swing mechanics, but also prevent injury.

This exercise may not be for everyone.  Stop if you feel any pain or dizziness.

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