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

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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

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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.

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The Importance of a Basic Golf-Fitness Screen Part-1

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Many of you may be eager to start a golf-fitness program, but are unsure of how or where to start. The key to developing a golf-fitness program to fit your particular needs is to find out what golf-related restrictions, if any, your body has. Performing a golf-fitness screen can help you give you a starting point and determine what exercises you should be performing.

Build your own golf-performance team.  Build a team that can address your physical needs.  Your team my include: a golf professional, personal trainer, physical therapist, orthopedic specialist, massage therapist, chiropractor and even an ophthalmologist.  Everyones needs are different, so you will have to determine what specialist you need for your individual game.

Basic-Golf Fitness Screen Guidelines:
  • Do not do a warm-up before you try any of the golf-fitness tests.
  • The movements should never go to the point of pain or discomfort. Stop immediately if you are in pain.
  • The trainer should watch you do the movements in different angles and planes of motion for the most effective evaluation.
  • Consult your personal physician before doing a golf-fitness screen or any other exercise.
Basic Golf-Fitness Screen No. 1

Your ability to stay balanced throughout your golf swing is important to create power. If you are unable to stay balanced, it is likely you will be limited in the amount of force you can apply to the golf ball while maintaining good fundamentals.

Testing your balance will help you and your golf teacher or trainer determine what swing mechanics and power exercises to be performing.

How to Perform Test-

• Have the golfer stand facing forward with their arms extended out by their sides.
• Have golfer raise one knee off of the ground so that the foot is 6 to 8 inches off the ground. • Have golfer hold this position for as long as they can.
• Repeat this same exercise with the eyes closed.
• It is not necessary to test balance on both legs.

Scoring Your Results-

1-point-If golfer can stand on one leg with their eyes open for at 30 seconds or less.                                                                                                                         2-points-If the golfer can stand on one leg with the eyes closed for at least 30 seconds.                                                                                                               3-points-If the golfer can stand on one leg with their eyes opened and closed for at least 30 seconds.

If a golfer scored less than 2 points, they will want to improve their balance.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Cardiogolf Creator, LPGA Teaching Professional, Golf-Fitness Specialist and Certfied Pilates Instructor Karen Jansen teams up with 15 to Fit Pilates, Barre and Fitness to help you take your game to the next level.

Karen will design an individualized golf-specific workout program for you combining Pilates reformer exercises with her unique Cardiogolf fitness program to help you improve your core strength, posture, balance, flexibility and swing technique to build more a powerful and repeatable golf swing.

Five Session Package Includes:

(2) Pilates Reformer Sessions to improve overall strength, flexibility, coordinaCon, balance and to help prevent injury
(2) Cardiogolf Sessions with drills to improve swing technique and lower your scores
(1) Fitness Screen and Golf Swing Assessment

Package Price: $595.00

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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.comis a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitter and 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 Exercise 100

 

Day 9-Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge-Test Your Balance

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

Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

The challenge is straightforward-simply make 1000 practice swings, 30 swings a day, during the month to improve your swing technique and increase clubhead speed.  You don’t need to go to the driving range or golf course, you can simply make practice swings in your garage or living room at home a few minutes a day (just make sure that you don’t whack the ceiling or walls!)

If you don’t have enough room to swing a regular club, use the ‘Shortee Practice Training Club’ by GolfGym.  Click here for more information. 

Off-Course Fitness Tip-One Leg Standing Balance Test: Test balance and stability

This test measures your ability to stay balanced throughout your golf swing. If you are unable to perform this test, it is likely you will have difficulty holding a balanced finish and will be limited in the amount of force you can apply to the golf ball while maintaining good fundamentals.

On-Course Golf Tip-Quick Alignment Check

If you have a hard time aligning yourself up on the golf course, try this quick alignment check to assure you are aiming at your target.

  • Aim down your target line.
  • In your set up position, stay in your posture and simply point your front arm out as shown.
  • Your front arm should point parallel to your target line, not at your target.
  • If it is pointing directly at your target or any other direction except for parallel to target line, then you need to adjust your set up until you are aligned correctly.

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

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For more information visit Cardiogolf.com

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Cardiogolf Exercises 039 and 040

Cardiogolf 18 Hole Balance Workout 003

Balance is important for the golf swing so that you can maintain your body angles throughout each phase of the swing.

Doing balance exercises can improve your balance capabilities within your golf swing especially at higher speeds.

If you have poor balance, you have to slow your swing speed down so you won’t lose your footing during your swing.

Simply practicing balancing on one leg can improve your nervous system’s ability to control your balance.  Practicing balancing on one leg in different planes of motion can further help your golf swing.

Traditional training methods tend to emphasize movement in one plane of motion.

The transverse plane is often neglected in exercise programs, so you want to seek out exercises that move you through all the planes of motion. 

Cardiogolf 18 Hole Balance Workout
  1.  Speed Skaters
  2. Speed Skaters with Lift
  3. Standing Leg Circles
  4. Feet Together Drill
  5. Balance on One Toe
  6. Balance on One Leg
  7. Stork Turns
  8. Standing Glute Stretch
  9. Practice Swings with Eyes Closed
  10. Speed Skaters
  11. Speed Skaters with Lift
  12. Standing Leg Circles
  13. Feet Together Drill
  14. Balance on One Toe
  15. Balance on One Leg
  16. Stork Turns
  17. Standing Glute Stretch
  18. Practice Swings with Eyes Closed