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Improve Your Golf Swing and Lower Your Score with this Cardiogolf Exercise- Core Rotators

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 This exercise will help you with your body motion to improve your turn and weight shift.  This is a variation of other core rotators that we have done in this program.

Core Rotators
  1. Loop a club behind your back as shown.
  2. Assume a golf stance.
  3. For the first part of this exercise, keep your legs and hips stable, rotate your body from side to side, taking your shoulders and core through full range of motion.
  4. For the second part of the exercise, add hip turn and weight shift to simulate the body motion of the golf swing.
  5. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

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CARDIOGOLF 5-MINUTE WORKOUT BREAK-SHOULDER ROTATORS TO PIVOT DRILL

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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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The Pivot Drill not only helps you learn correct body motion and to synchronize the weight shift and arms, but it can also help you stretch your shoulders, low back and build muscular endurance.

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Shoulder Rotators to Pivot Drill
  1. Assume your golf stance with your club placed behind your shoulders.
  2. Turn back as if you were swinging a golf club making sure that your weight shifts to the inside of your back foot and your shoulders turn so that your back is to the target.
  3. Start the downswing by shifting your lower body weight towards the target, followed by your shoulders.
  4. Finish in balance.
  5. Return to the start position and repeat exercise.
  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.

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.com is a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitter and Facebook.

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GET DOWN TO THE SIDE FOR BETTER WEIGHT SHIFT

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Your ability to create power comes from the ground up; from your feet, through your legs all the way to your arms and finally to the club.  You need to load your weight into your back leg and then transfer that load to the front leg as your arms fling through the shot.

You need to able to take your muscles through their full range of motion, so you need to have strong, flexible hips and legs.

To shift your weight from side to side quickly and efficiently, your adductors, hips, legs and feet initiate your downswing and weight shift.

This exercise conditions your muscles used to create a powerful weight shift.

Side Lunge
  • Start with feet shoulder width apart.
  • Lunge to the side with your right foot, keeping your toes forward and your feet flat.
  • Squat through your right hip while keeping your left leg straight.
  • Squat as low as possible, holding this position for 2 seconds.
  • Push back to the starting position and repeat on the opposite side.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

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Watch Karen Palacios-Jansen and Christina Ricci, LPGA Teaching Professionals, demonstrate the warm-up exercises.

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 routine 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. In this routine, that only takes 5 to 10 minutes, I have chosen 5 exercises that target golf-specific muscles.

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Step Up to a Better Weight Shift

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.

Here is a drill to help you learn how to sequence your downswing, will help you create more clubhead speed and power.

  • Set up in your golf posture with your feet together.
  • Make a backswing and stop at the top.
  • Lift your front foot and step it towards the target. Keep your head steady and maintain your balance.
  • Once your weight has shifted towards the target, swing your arms down and through to finish.
  • Return to the start position and repeat exercise.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

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