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Improve Your Golf Swing and Lower Your Score with this Cardiogolf Exercise-Rainbow Stretch

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 This exercise will help you improve your flexibility to increase your range of motion and make a better swing. Try this flexibility exercise that targets arms, shoulders, obliques and core muscles.

To play golf at your full potential you must be able to possess the ability to rotate almost every joint in your body to its functional capacity. If there are restrictions in the shoulders, torso, pelvis or hips, there will be compensations somewhere else in the musculoskeletal system, which results in faults in the golf swing and possible injury to joints and muscles.

Flexibility and mobility are the body’s foundation to developing optimal fitness. You need to be able to move all your joints and muscles through their full range of motion to develop strength, stability, coordination and balance.

If you have an restrictions in your flexibility or mobility in your joints or muscles, the links of the chain between your muscles and joints will break leading to compensations and weaknesses in your movement. Weaknesses and poor movements caused by this break in the kinetic chain can cause poor performance or even injury.

My friends at GolfGym were inspired by my Cardiogolf program and designed the New GolfGym 23″ Shortee Training Club for my students to practice indoors just like I do in Cardiogolf.

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CARDIOGOLF 5-MINUTE GOLF AND FITNESS BREAK-WOOD CHOPS ON REFORMER FOR MORE POWER

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

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Pilates teaches you where to place your focus for success. Pilates will help you develop core strength, so you can learn to swing from a strong center. Pilates helps make your golf swing effortless.

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In this video, see how 15 to Fit Pilates, Barre and Fitness  owner, Patrea Aeschliman uses a reformer to exercise for golf.

Cardiogolf Conditioning Exericse-Wood Chops

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Cardiogolf Drills-A New Way to Practice

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In the Cardiogolf Video Series, available at Cardiogolf.com, you get  drills and exercises to help you improve your swing technique and get a great workout at the same time.

Making practice swings instead of hitting balls is a better way to improve your swing technique.  If you are trying to learn the swing or make a swing change, rehearsing the move without hitting a ball will assure that you are actually doing the correct move.  Repeating the motion that you want to achieve will help ingrain the move into your real swing.

In this drill, watch Karen and Christina Ricci from Golf Survival Guides, demonstrate how taking practice swings with just your front arm only can help you improve your swing technique and develop strength in your upper body.

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Cardiogolf-Stop that Slice

If your tendency is to slice,  you are coming over the top on the downswing.  Here’s a drill to help you improve the path of your swing.

Watch the video as Karen and Christina Ricci from More Pars show  you how to stop coming over the top.

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NEWS

Cardiogolf creator and golf performance coach Karen Palacios-Jansen has been named to Golf Digest’s 50 Best Golf-Fitness Professionals in America.  The list, the first of its kind by a fitness- or media company, was compiled by Golf Digest’s expert panel of trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists and doctors who nominated their peers based on their knowledge of the game, their knowledge of exercise physiology and biomechanics, and how they apply both in working with clients.

The list is the December issue of Golf Digest Magazine available on newsstands now.

About Karen Palacios-Jansen

Karen Palacios-Jansen, 2008 LPGA National Teacher of the Year, has been voted “Top 50 LPGA Teacher” and voted to “Golf Digest’s Top 50 Best Golf-Fitness Professionals in America”.

  • LPGA Teaching Master Teaching Professional
  • Vice-President LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals
  • AFAA Certified to Personal and Group Trainer
  • Certified Pilates Trainer
  • Nike Golf Performance Specialist

Karen has her own golf events company-Swing Blade Enterprises in Mooresville, North Carolina. She is a certified personal trainer, a Nike Golf Performance Specialist and Pilates instructor. She developed a golf-specific fitness system called Cardiogolf available online at Cardiogolf.com and on DVD.

As a member of The Nike Golf Advisory Staff, Karen 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.

A former David Leadbetter trained instructor and Jim McLean Golf School master instructor; Karen has been a member of the LPGA T&CP since 1994.  In 2016, Karen was elected, by her peers, Vice-President of the LPGA T&CP (Ladies Professional Golf Association Teaching and Club Professionals).

Karen, a freelance golf instructional and fitness writer, is formerly the managing editor for Golf Fitness Magazine. Her blog “KPJ Golf” is read by thousands of golfers each week. Karen has spent the last 10 years developing her online and social media presence. She 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. Frequently requested as a public speaker and lecturer at golf shows and conferences, Karen has helped thousands of golfers improve their golf games. For more information visit KPJgolf.com.

 

QUICK AND EASY WARM UP EXERCISE TO AVOID THOSE BIG NUMBERS ON THE GOLF COURSE

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Why Warm Up ?

For many of us, we used to be able to hop out of the car, go straight to the first tee and rip a drive down the middle of the fairway. Now by skipping a warm-up before a round of golf may mean it takes us 4 or 5 holes before you loosen up and gain your form and by that time your score may already be ruined. Here is a quick and easy pre-round warm-up exercise to help you avoid those big numbers on the scorecard.

The point of a warm up is to elevate your heart rate to get your blood flowing to warm muscles so they are loose and supple to make it is easier to swing. You can do this warm-up at your house before your round of golf, if you don’t have a long drive to the golf course or on the driving range. Don’t be embarrassed to do the routine, it couldn’t more humiliating than topping your drive off the first tee.

There are many ways to warm-up like jogging, doing jumping jacks or even taking practice swings, but this exercise targets golf-specific muscles.

Golf-Specific Warm Up Exercise

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Your ability to rotate your shoulders, torso and hips around your spine determines how much clubhead speed you create in your golf swing.  Spinal mobility decreases with age.  Lack of spinal mobility is associated with poor posture and restricts your shoulder and torso turn in the golf swing.

Adding rotational exercises into your daily routine, especially before you warm up, can facilitate a more effective turn and help you increase clubhead speed for more distance.  And who doesn’t want distance?

Standing Hip Wraps

  1. Stand in a shoulder width stance with your arms by your side.
  2. Keeping your lower body relatively stable, slowly begin to rotate your upper body side to side.
  3. As you warm up, increase the size and speed of the rotation.
  4. Let your arms hang naturally and wrap around your hips
  5. Alternate rotating rotating side to side for 8 to 10 repetitions on both sides.

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Order the Cardiogolf Video Series

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

Visit Cardiogolf.com for more information.

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