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Cardiogolf Plank and Putt Challenge

Welcome to the Cardiogolf Plank and Putt Challenge that will help you get strong in your core and shave strokes off your score.  Simply follow along as I take you through a variety of plank exercises and putting drills.

Although putting may not seem like an athletic movement, you actually need to be strong in your arms, shoulders, core and legs to make your putting stroke smooth and natural.

When you are strong in your core and hips it is easier to stay in a bent over position and keep the lower body stable.  When you are strong in your core, your muscles protect your low back from long hours of putting practice.

When you are strong and flexible in your shoulders, arms and neck, it is easier to stay relaxed with the upper body and keep the head steady during the putting strong.

When you are strong in your arms and hands, it is easier to have a lighter more relaxed grip to stroke the putt more smoothly.

When you are stronger and more flexible, it is easier to have longer more fluid putting motion. If you are weak and inflexible, your putting stroke will be short and choppy.   You get the picture: stronger and fitter is better.

Planks

Planks are one of the best exercises to develop strength, not only in the core and hips but to develop upper body strength as well.  Planks are one of the best exercises to condition the core as well as help postural muscles, all important for the golf swing and putting stroke.

Basic Plank on Elbows

  1. Assume a push-up or plank position on the floor.
  2. Place your forearms  on the ground with your elbows aligned under your shoulders and your feet together.
  3. Tighten your core as you pull your abdominal muscles in and  relax your shoulders away from your ears.
  4. Align your neck, spine and hips in one line to form a plank.
  5. Hold position for 10 seconds.  Rest for 5 seconds
  6. Relax on your knees between each plank.
  7. Repeat plank exercise for 3 to 4 repetitions.
Putting

Good putters let the putter head swing naturally.  There is no attempt to manipulate the clubhead or direct the ball to the hole.  Simply let the putter swing back and forth in a pendulum motion.

 

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Cardiogolf 18 Hole Upper Body Strength Routine 006

According to golf fitness experts, key upper body muscles are the pectoralis major (chest), latissimus dorsi (back), core and forearm muscles. 

It is important to maintain your upper body strength. Upper body strength is critical to developing a good swing as the upper body helps create a good wind up, assists in bringing the the club to impact, squaring the club face and creating speed.

This Cardiogolf upper body routine concentrates on strengthen the biceps, triceps, chest, and upper back as well as help you improve your swing technique.

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Cardiogolf 18 Hole Upper Body Workout 002

Cardiogolf can help you build upper body strength. Upper body strength is critical to developing a good swing as the upper body helps create a good wind up, assists in bringing the the club to impact, squaring the club face and creating speed.

This Cardiogolf upper body routine concentrates on strengthen the upper body as well as helping you improve your swing technique.

I am using small hand weights.  To determine what amount of weight you should be using, you need to determine your 8 repetition maximum for each exercise; what amount of weight can you comfortably use for 8 repetitions for 3 sets of that exercise.  Choose a weight that is comfortable for the first two sets, but is difficult to

lift for the last few repetitions of the last set.  You need to push yourself a little to build some muscle mass.  If the weight is too light, then you really get no benefit.

Par Level: Do the routine once.

Birdies Level: Do the routine twice.

Eagle Level: Do the routine three times.