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100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises with the Shortee Club-Wrist Hinge Variation Drill

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

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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 once a week. First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to do massive workouts or beat balls on the driving range.  Secondly, the long workouts or 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.

Use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Club to practice everyday.  If you don’t have room to swing a regular golf indoors or you can’t make it to the golf course or driving range, use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Club to practice anywhere and at anytime.

100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises

  1. Set-Up Practice
  2. Grip Practice
  3. Back Arm Only Drill
  4. Impact Drill
  5. Forward Lunge with Arm Extension
  6. Front Arm Only Drill
  7. Back Arm Only Drill on an Uphill Slope
  8. Hand Placement 
  9. Squats with Arm Extension
  10. Back Arm Only Drill on a Downhill Slope
  11. Overhead Arm Reach
  12. Front Arm Only Drill on a Downhill Slope
  13. Alignment Drill
  14. Lunge and Twist 
  15. Y to L Drill 
  16. Side Flexion
  17. Wide Takeaway Drill
  18. Feet Together Drill
  19. Step and Swing Drill

Today we focus on wrist hinge-

If your struggle with when and how to hinge your wrists, here is a drill to help you learn how to start  your swing.

Wrist hinge should happen naturally in the golf swing. If your grip is in a neutral position,the wrists will be able to fully hinge as you swing the club back to the top. There is no exact spot where you are supposed to hinge your wrists.

Some players set their wrists very early in the swing and others create the hinge later in the swing. Most high- handicappers go wrong when they have no wrist hinge and have to end up hinging their elbows instead to get the club to the top.

Wrist Hinge Drill Variation-
  1. Set-up in your normal golf stance.
  2. Swing the club back and let the weight of the club hinge the wrists naturally.
  3. At about the halfway back point in your swing, your club and forearms should form a right-angle. Hold position for a moment.
  4. Return to start position.
  5. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

 

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Click here to see my favorite training aide. 

 

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

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Cardiogolf Exercise #123

100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises with the Shortee Club-Feet Together Drill

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

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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 once a week. First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to do massive workouts or beat balls on the driving range.  Secondly, the long workouts or 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.

Use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Club to practice everyday.  If you don’t have room to swing a regular golf indoors or you can’t make it to the golf course or driving range, use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Club to practice anywhere and at anytime.

100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises

  1. Set-Up Practice
  2. Grip Practice
  3. Back Arm Only Drill
  4. Impact Drill
  5. Forward Lunge with Arm Extension
  6. Front Arm Only Drill
  7. Back Arm Only Drill on an Uphill Slope
  8. Hand Placement 
  9. Squats with Arm Extension
  10. Back Arm Only Drill on a Downhill Slope
  11. Overhead Arm Reach
  12. Front Arm Only Drill on a Downhill Slope
  13. Alignment Drill
  14. Lunge and Twist 
  15. Y to L Drill 
  16. Side Flexion
  17. Wide Takeaway Drill

Today we focus on balance-

Balance is one of the most overlooked aspects of the golf swing.  A normal stance creates a wide stable base with which to swing.  Take away that stable base, like swinging with your feet together and you will really test how good your balance is.

When your feet are together you have no choice but to let the club swing freely as your body stays centered.  If you move your head or body when your feet are together you will lose your balance.

Test your balance today.  Try hitting some shots with your feet together. If you move your head or lunge with your body as you swing with your feet together then you will be thrown off balance. This classic drill will help ingrain the feeling of swinging the club not allowing you to lunge at the ball with your body.

Feet Together Drill-
  • Use your normal grip to hold the Cardiogolf Shortee Club.
  • Stand with your feet together. Keeping your head steady, swing the club back to the top and through to the finish.
  • You may have to shorten your swing to keep your balance.
  • Return to start position after each swing.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Visit Cardiogolf.comto get your own ‘Shortee’ Club.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Click here to see my favorite training aide.

Karen Palacios-Jansenis 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 ProfessionalsKarenPalacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf-fitness program available at Cardiogolf.comKaren’s website at www.kpjgolf.comis a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitterand Facebook.

Follow my blog at Cardiogolf
Follow my Instagram at Cardiogolf
Like my Facebook page at Cardiogolf
For more information visit Cardiogolf.com

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Cardiogolf Makes an Appearance on Golf Channel Morning Drive

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

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.

https://www.golfchannel.com/video/good-warmups-key-starting-round-roll/

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.

Visit Cardiogolf.com to get your own ‘Shortee’ Club.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Click here to see my favorite training aide.

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.

LPGA Teaching and Course ProfessionalsKarenPalacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf-fitness program available at Cardiogolf.comKaren’s website at www.kpjgolf.comis a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitterand Facebook.

Follow my blog at Cardiogolf
Follow my Instagram at Cardiogolf
Like my Facebook page at Cardiogolf
For more information visit Cardiogolf.com

100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises with the Shortee Club-Side Flexion

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

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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 once a week. First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to do massive workouts or beat balls on the driving range.  Secondly, the long workouts or 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.

Use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Club to practice everyday.  If you don’t have room to swing a regular golf indoors or you can’t make it to the golf course or driving range, use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Club to practice anywhere and at anytime.

100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises

  1. Set-Up Practice
  2. Grip Practice
  3. Back Arm Only Drill
  4. Impact Drill
  5. Forward Lunge with Arm Extension
  6. Front Arm Only Drill
  7. Back Arm Only Drill on an Uphill Slope
  8. Hand Placement 
  9. Squats with Arm Extension
  10. Back Arm Only Drill on a Downhill Slope
  11. Overhead Arm Reach
  12. Front Arm Only Drill on a Downhill Slope
  13. Alignment Drill
  14. Lunge and Twist 
  15. Y to L Drill 

Today we focus on side flexion-

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

If you have limited side bend, then you will also be limited in your spinal rotation because one motion cannot happen without the other motion. Any limitations in this area will cause you to slide or sway in your golf swing. Improving your range of motion so you can side bend will help you make a better backswing and follow-through.

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

Side Flexion with the Shortee Club
  • Hold a Shortee Club with both hands as shown. 
  • Inhale one deep breath to prepare and stand tall. Let go of club with one hand and reach the club out to the side into side flexion. Exhale as you reach out hold for breath.
  • Inhale back to center, stand tall, switch hands and reach to other side as you exhale.
  • Return to the start position and repeat for 8 to 10 repetitions. 

Visit Cardiogolf.com to get your own ‘Shortee’ Club.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Click here to see my favorite training aide.

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.

LPGA Teaching and Course ProfessionalsKarenPalacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf-fitness program available at Cardiogolf.comKaren’s website at www.kpjgolf.comis a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitterand Facebook.

Follow my blog at Cardiogolf
Follow my Instagram at Cardiogolf
Like my Facebook page at Cardiogolf
For more information visit Cardiogolf.com

100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises with the Shortee Club-Y to L Drill

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

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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 once a week. First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to do massive workouts or beat balls on the driving range.  Secondly, the long workouts or 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.

Use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Club to practice everyday.  If you don’t have room to swing a regular golf indoors or you can’t make it to the golf course or driving range, use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Club to practice anywhere and at anytime.

100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises

  1. Set-Up Practice
  2. Grip Practice
  3. Back Arm Only Drill
  4. Impact Drill
  5. Forward Lunge with Arm Extension
  6. Front Arm Only Drill
  7. Back Arm Only Drill on an Uphill Slope
  8. Hand Placement 
  9. Squats with Arm Extension
  10. Back Arm Only Drill on a Downhill Slope
  11. Overhead Arm Reach
  12. Front Arm Only Drill on a Downhill Slope
  13. Alignment Drill
  14. Lunge and Twist 

Today we focus on wrist action-

Ideally as you swing back, the wrists hinge naturally. Every golfer has a different degree of angle in the wrists, but most good ball strikers create the wrist hinge at about the 3/4 of the way back position in the backswing. So that the club and arms form the letter “L” as shown in the photo on the left. If you lack wrist hinge, then you will probably end up hinging or bending your elbows instead, destroying a major power lever in your swing. This drill will help you feel how the wrists hinge on the backswing.

Y to L Drill 

  • Hold a Shortee Club with both hands and set up to hit a shot
  • Notice how your arms and club form the letter “Y”.
  • Make a wide takeaway, hinge your wrists and stop at the point where your front arm and club form the letter “L”. 
  • Hold the position for a moment, swing to the top and finish swing. 
  • Return to the start position and repeat for 8 to 10 repetitions. 

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Click here to see my favorite training aide.

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.

LPGA Teaching and Course ProfessionalsKarenPalacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf-fitness program available at Cardiogolf.comKaren’s website at www.kpjgolf.comis a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitterand Facebook.

Follow my blog at Cardiogolf
Follow my Instagram at Cardiogolf
Like my Facebook page at Cardiogolf
For more information visit Cardiogolf.com