KPJ Golf Mother’s Day Golf Fitness Challenge

This week I challenge the Mothers out there to give themselves a boost on the upcoming golf season.  Do a golf specific exercise or golf swing drill every day this week.  By the end of the week, you will have improved your swing and body and will be well on your way to incorporating golf fitness into your daily routine.

Strength training exercises, important for increasing muscle strength and bone mass, require the addition of weight or resistance to challenge the muscles. But I feel that free weights and machines can leave a golfer tight in the shoulders and chest, so I recommend using resistance bands instead.

Available at sporting good stores, resistance bands stretch your joints and tendons while strengthening your muscles. Strength along with flexibility is the combination you are looking for to increase clubhead speed for greater distance.

If you are just starting to exercise, begin with a low resistance band and increase the resistance as you gain strength. Attached is a simple routine using a stretch band that will not only warm you up before play or practice, but can help you build strength and flexibility.

KPJ Golf Video

Shape Up Your Swing-Trim Your Score

Give your Mom the gift of golf. If the Moms in your life are golfers or if they have ever expressed an interest in learning to play golf, Cardiogolf is a perfect program for them to learn this wonderful game. It is a fun, fast moving routine set to music. All exercises use moves taken from the golf swing. Players do a series of choreographed moves that are designed to stretch and strengthen the body along with improving the player’s golf swing technique.

Cardiogolf will not only help you improve your swing technique but your fitness level as well. You know you have to exercise for better health, so why not practice your golf swing at the same time. Cardiogolf is easy to do in your home or office.

Only $19.95

Or Download from Amazon.com

I have developed a golf fitness system called Cardiogolf.  It is a program to help people develop endurance, strength, flexibility and balance specific to golf. In my new Cardiogolf DVD, I focus on core exercises specific to golf.

You know you need to exercise for better health, so why not practice your golf swing at the same time.  Cardiogolf-The Core Workout will be available in May.

Check out Cardiogolf behind the scenes.  To order Cardiogolfvisit www.cardiogolf.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KPJ Golf Mother’s Day Golf Fitness Challenge

This year, I have started the KPJ Golf Fitness Challenge. I have asked people to join me as I do something every day to improve my fitness to play better golf. I always tell my students that it is better to do some movement every day, even if it is just for a few moments, than to wait for the days where you have an hour or two to workout. Those days hardly ever happen.

This week I challenge the Mothers out there to give themselves a boost on the upcoming golf season.  Do a golf specific exercise or golf swing drill every day this week.  By the end of the week, you will have improved your swing and body and will be well on your way to incorporating golf fitness into your daily routine.

Try some of these Yoga exercises. Yoga helps you connect your mind and body. It also has the additional benefit of not just stretching and toning, but stretching and toning while deep breathing and being in a calm, meditative state.

In this calm state, you are stimulating your parasympathetic nervous system, which lowers your blood pressure and helps blood flow properly to your organs – your immune, reproductive and digestive systems – and in doing so carry all the nutrients required for their good health and a good golf game.


Shape Up Your Swing-Trim Your Score

Give your Mom the gift of golf. If the Moms in your life are golfers or if they have ever expressed an interest in learning to play golf, Cardiogolf is a perfect program for them to learn this wonderful game. It is a fun, fast moving routine set to music. All exercises use moves taken from the golf swing. Players do a series of choreographed moves that are designed to stretch and strengthen the body along with improving the player’s golf swing technique.

Cardiogolf will not only help you improve your swing technique but your fitness level as well. You know you have to exercise for better health, so why not practice your golf swing at the same time. Cardiogolf is easy to do in your home or office.

Only $19.95

Or Download from Amazon.com

I have developed a golf fitness system called Cardiogolf.  It is a program to help people develop endurance, strength, flexibility and balance specific to golf. In my new Cardiogolf DVD, I focus on core exercises specific to golf.

You know you need to exercise for better health, so why not practice your golf swing at the same time.  Cardiogolf-The Core Workout will be available in May.

Check out Cardiogolf behind the scenes.  To order Cardiogolfvisit www.cardiogolf.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give Mom the Gift of Golf

Give your Mom the gift of golf. If the Moms in your life are golfers or if they have ever expressed an interest in learning to play golf, Cardiogolf is a perfect program for them to learn this wonderful game. It is a fun, fast moving routine set to music. All exercises use moves taken from the golf swing. Players do a series of choreographed moves that are designed to stretch and strengthen the body along with improving the player’s golf swing technique. 

Shape Up Your Swing-Trim Your Score

Cardiogolf will not only help you improve your swing technique but your fitness level as well. You know you have to exercise for better health, so why not practice your golf swing at the same time. Cardiogolf is easy to do in your home or office.

Only $19.95

Or Download from Amazon.com

I have developed a golf fitness system called Cardiogolf.  It is a program to help people develop endurance, strength, flexibility and balance specific to golf. In my new Cardiogolf DVD, I focus on core exercises specific to golf.

You know you need to exercise for better health, so why not practice your golf swing at the same time.  Cardiogolf-The Core Workout will be available in May.

Check out Cardiogolf behind the scenes.  To order Cardiogolf visit www.cardiogolf.com.

 

 

 

KPJ Golf Mother’s Day Golf Fitness Challenge

This year, I have started the KPJ Golf Fitness Challenge. I have asked people to join me as I do something every day to improve my fitness to play better golf. I always tell my students that it is better to do some movement every day, even if it is just for a few moments, than to wait for the days where you have an hour or two to workout. Those days hardly ever happen.

This week I challenge the Mothers out there to give themselves a boost on the upcoming golf season.  Do a golf specific exercise or golf swing drill every day this week.  By the end of the week, you will have improved your swing and body and will be well on your way to incorporating golf fitness into your daily routine.

Try some of these Pilates exercises that not only elongate your muscles and make them lean, but help you create a better turn in your golf swing.

Email me your stories of how you fit movement into your life and golf game-KPJ@swingbladegolf.com.

To order Cardiogolf visit www.cardiogolf.com.

 

Golf Fitness Magazine Tips and Advice

Golf Fitness Magazine

Ask Karen Palacios-Jansen, GFM Managing Editor

Question:

My left arm folds a lot in the backswing, despite doing some stretches, it’s not as straight as I would like it to be. How can I keep my arm straight?

Answer:

If your tendency is to bend your left arm at the top of the swing, it may be because you are not properly hinging your wrists on the backswing. When the grip lies in the left hand palm, it restricts your ability to hinge your wrists, so you end up hinging your elbows instead. It is almost impossible to keep your left arm straight, even if you are flexible. . Take care to check your grip to make sure that it is in the fingers of the left hand and not the palm.

Be cautious not to let the thumb of the left hand go straight down the shaft or over to the right of the shaft. This is a very weak grip that will inhibit the hinging of the wrists . It may feel comfortable, but it won’t be effective.

Visit Golf Fitness Magazine for golf fitness tips from Karen and many other experts.

KPJ Golf Fitness Challenge-

Join me as I do something every day to improve my fitness to play better golf.  I always tell my students that it is better to do some movement every day, even if it is just for a few moments, than to wait for the days where you have an hour or two to workout.  Those days hardly ever happen.  This week I did a boot camp workout, hit range balls and did sculpting exercises to tone muscles.  Tell me about your daily exercise to improve your golf.  Email me your stories of how you fit movement into your life and golf game-KPJ@swingbladegolf.com.

Professional golfers know the importance of athletic development for golf. As a recreational, you may not have the time to train like an elite athlete, but by simply adding a few exercises into your daily routine, you can dramatically improve your game.

I have developed a golf fitness system called Cardiogolf.  It is a program to help people develop endurance, strength, flexibility and balance specific to golf. In my new Cardiogolf DVD, I focus on core exercises specific to golf.

You know you need to exercise for better health, so why not practice your golf swing at the same time.  Cardiogolf-The Core Workout will be available in April.

Check out Cardiogolf behind the scenes.  To order Cardiogolfvisitwww.cardiogolf.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I teach Golf and Pilates. I am a LPGA Master Professional and Certified Personal and Pilates Trainer