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100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises with the Shortee Club-Keep Your Elbows Together

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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
  18. Feet Together Drill
  19. Step and Swing Drill
  20. Wrist Hinge Drill Variation
  21. Posture Drill
  22. Shake Hands Drill 
  23. Learn to Coil and Uncoil 

Today we focus on the Elbows-Cardiogolf Elbows together Drill

Your ability to keep your elbows together throughout your swing is determine by how flexible you are in your back and shoulders.  If there is any tightness in those areas, your trunk will stop rotating and your elbows will spread apart and bend in attempt to get the club parallel at the top of the swing: destroying the arc of your swing.

Ideally, you want to work on increasing flexibility and mobility to get your muscles through their full range of motion.  But to help accelerate your progress, you can always tie your elbows together to get the feeling of how to turn with the elbows in the proper position.

Using a stretch band that you can get at any sporting good store, place it around your elbows as shown. Make practice swings, feeling how your trunk and shoulders rotate without lifting your arms away from your body or spreading your elbows wider than they started at address.  Repeat several times, then take off band and try to keep the same feeling.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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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.

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Stretch to Prevent Tendonitis

Tendonitis (irritation and inflammation of the tendon tissue) is the most common condition that affects the elbows in golfers. The risk of getting tendonitis increases with age, and is higher in people who routinely perform activities that require repetitive movements such as hitting golf balls.

One way to help prevent tendonitis in your elbow is to routinely stretch the muscles in and around the elbow area.