Cardiogolf 5-Minute Golf and Fitness Break-Power Squats for More Distance

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

In my opinion, daily practice is the key to success towards any goal.  Making 10 practice swings a day or exercising  for 5 minutes everyday will get you playing better and in better shape than  exercising or practicing for two or three hours at a time, once a week or month. First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to do massive workouts or beat balls on the driving range for hours.  Secondly, the long workouts and practice sessions usually lead to fatigued swings, injuries and ingrained bad habits.

There is something to be said about the momentum of taking small daily steps towards a goal that is cumulatively better than taking big steps with less frequency.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

One of the most important movements in golf is the squat position.  You set up in a squat position at address position maintain that squat throughout the swing until impact, then used the stored energy in your legs to push off the ground for speed and power.

Squats will help you increase strength and flexibility.  Leg strength and flexibility helps you transfer body weight onto the lead leg and to extend the hips up through impact.  This move creates a tremendous amount of force to help create power.

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Watch Karen Palacios-Jansen and Christina Ricci, LPGA Teaching Professionals, demonstrate this exercise.

Power Squat
  1. Stand in a shoulder width stance holding a small to medium weight.
  2. Lower your rear-end backwards towards the floor as you lower the weight to the ground while maintaining a straight back.  Keep your abdominal muscles pulled in to protect your back.
  3. Try to lower your thighs parallel to the ground.
  4. Quickly and smoothly stand up as you press the weight over your head, extending your hips .
  5. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

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