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.
Watch Karen Palacios-Jansen and Christina Ricci, LPGA Teaching Professionals, demonstrate the warm-up exercises.
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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Karen Palacios-Jansenis a LPGAClass 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 awardin 2008.
KarenPalacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf-fitness program available at Cardiogolf.com. Karen’s website at www.kpjgolf.comis a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitterand Facebook.