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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Vitalize Your Game by Improving Your Endurance

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This is your Cardiogolf 5-Minute Golf and Fitness Break where we work our golf games and get into shape at the same time.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

This exercise combines heart pumping exercise to increase your heart rate to improve endurance and rotation to help improve your golf swing.

Watch Karen Palacios-Jansen demonstrate this ‘cardio’ exercise.

Jump with Rotation
  1. Start in a modified golf stance.
  2. Hop or jump and then rotate and squat to one side.
  3. Touch your fingertips to the floor.
  4. Hop or jump back up and repeat rotation on opposite side.
  5. Do 8 to 10 repetitions on both sides.

To modify, squat without the jump.

Golf, although not thought of a strenuous activity, requires a higher level of fitness than most people would think. In a single round, a golfer will swing an estimated average of 300 swings (including practice swings) and walk seven to eight thousand yards, the equivalent of four to five miles. Swinging a club over and over again twists the neck, back, shoulders and arms unnaturally, the physical stress loads become substantial. Overall fitness and endurance play a critical role in the game. Stronger, fitter, more flexible athletes hit a ball further and straighter, have better touch around the greens and respond better under pressure in the closing holes than do their weaker counterparts.

The term “the wheels are falling off” usually comes mid-round when you start to lose focus and your muscles start to fatigue. One way to alleviate this syndrome, is to work on increasing your endurance or stamina. The definition of endurance is the capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.

Aerobic exercise also known as endurance exercise or ‘cardio’- is when oxygenated blood is pumped by the heart to muscles in the body.

The term aerobic actually means “with oxygen,” which means that breathing controls the amount of oxygen that can make it to the muscles to help them burn fuel and move. The more you increase your aerobic capacity, the more endurance and stamina you will have on the golf course.

The American Heart Association recommends that everyone reach a minimum of 30 minutes of some form of cardiovascular exercise 5 to 7 days per week.

Start by adding short burst of ‘cardio’ exercises into your daily routine to improve your endurance.

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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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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Improve Your Power with the Cardiogolf Weight Shift Drill

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This is your Cardiogolf 5-Minute Golf and Fitness Break where we work our golf games and get into shape at the same time.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

In order to create power on your downswing, you need to ‘get behind the ball’ at the top of your swing. This involves rotating your shoulders and hips away from the target, so the majority of your weight shifts to the back foot at the top of the swing. Once you have wound your body up behind the ball, then you can shift your weight towards the target and fling your arms to hit the ball. Where a lot of people go wrong is they never quite get the lateral motion towards the target on the downswing.  They either come over the top with upper body or hang back and use only hands and arms to hit the ball.

Ideally, you need a little lateral motion towards the target to get the weight set in motion towards the target and then let arms swing through to finish.  This weight shift drill will help you get the feeling of initiating with your swing with the lower body.

Watch Karen demonstrate a variation of a weight shift drill to create more power in your swing.

 Weight Shift Drill with Step
  1. Step up in an uphill lie.
  2. Make a backswing. Hold your hands away from your head as you step over the bench to the downhill lie.
  3. Follow-through and finish in balance.
  4. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

You can increase the intensity by speeding up the movements.

 

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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.

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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Improve Your Weight Shift with the Squat and Extension Exercise

This is a great overall body exercise that targets the glutes, hamstrings, quads and triceps. It is good for your golf because it patterns the same motion in the golf swing of loading and unloading.

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Hold a weight or small ball in both hands.
  3. Squat down as if you are going to touch the ball to the floor.
  4. Then stand up and extend your arms up over your head.
  5. Return to the start position and repeat motion.
  6. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

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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.

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

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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Uphill and Downhill Lie Drill with Foot Lift

This is your Cardiogolf 5-Minute Golf and Fitness Break where we work on our golf game and exercise at same time.

Practice something about your game everyday.  #CardioGolfChallenge

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.
  • Return to start position.
  • Rehearse your backswing for 8 to 10 repetitions.
  • Repeat on the downhill lie.

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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Standing Row for Better Posture

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The Standing Row exercise strengthens shoulder muscles including the trapezius. It can be done with or without weights. The standing row exercise also will strengthen your biceps and back postural muscles.

  1. Stand in your golf posture, arms extended out in front of you, holding light hand weights.
  2. Slowly squeeze your shoulder blades together bringing your elbows up to your back.
  3. Drop arms down to start position and repeat motion.
  4. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.
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Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

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

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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