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100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises with the Shortee Club-Forward Lunge

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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.

Simply taking practice swings with one arm at a time can help you develop feel for the correct positions in the golf swing. As you place one hand on the club, try to simulate your real grip and set-up as much as possible. Swing the club with one arm, feeling the weight of the clubhead to develop feel, tempo and strength.

Use the Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Clubto 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’ Clubto 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
Forward Lunge with Arm Extension

Benefits of the lunge exercise include developing strength and firmness in your lower body.  The extension part of the exercise strengthens your arms and core to help create power in your golf swing.

  1. Hold a golf club parallel to the ground and extend your arms out in front of you.
  2. Lunge forward with your right leg, keeping your arms parallel to the ground.
  3. As you lunge forward, keep your arms parallel to the ground, hold position for a moment.
  4. Return to the start position and repeat on the opposite leg.
  5. Do 8 to 10 repetitions on each leg.

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Would you change the way you eat if you knew certain foods could help you play better golf?

Managing your food intake, hydration levels and adding certain nutrients to your diet can not only help you concentrate and focus more on the golf course, but it can also help you keep your heartbeat steady as you make an important shot or putt, help your muscles fire faster for more power, help you fight fatigue so you can play and practice longer and even help you keep your cool after a bad shot. More importantly good nutrition is good for your overall health and well-being.

We all know the importance that fitness, swing mechanics and equipment can have on our golf games, but are you eating the right foods to sustain enough energy throughout your round to play your best golf? The best equipment in the world won’t make a difference if you don’t have energy to get you around the course. We do not hear as much about nutrition for golf, but rest assured that the most elite golfers of the world follow some sort of diet to provide them with the energy-output they need to play their best. While is it not yet the norm for golfers to follow a specialized nutrition program, it will soon become so.

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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Benefits of Lunges for Golfers

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Benefits of the lunge exercise include developing strength and firmness in your lower body. The twisting part of this exercise teaches you to rotate over the resistance of your lower body just like what you need to do in the golf swing.

In Cardiogolf, we do a variety of lunges in different planes of motion. The reverse lunge with twist works the muscles differently than the forward and side lunges. All are good to help increase strength and mobility in lower lower body.

Reverse Lunge with a Twist
  1. Hold an exercise ball with both hands and extend your arms.
  2. Lunge backwards with your left leg, keeping your arms parallel to the ground.
  3. As you lunge backwards, simultaneously rotate your torso to the right, keeping your arms parallel to the ground, hold position for a moment.
  4. Return to the start position and repeat on the opposite leg.
  5. Do 8 to 10 repetitions on each leg.

Would you change the way you eat if you knew certain foods could help you play better golf?

Managing your food intake, hydration levels and adding certain nutrients to your diet can not only help you concentrate and focus more on the golf course, but also help you keep your heartbeat steady as you make an important shot or putt, help your muscles fire faster for more power, help you fight fatigue so you can play and practice longer and even keep your blood pressure down to help you keep your cool after a bad shot.

Stay On-Course with Your Health and Wellness:
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Cardiogolf Exercise #113

Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Improve Your Squat, Improve Your Swing

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You ability to squat will likely determine if you can maintain your spine angle throughout your swing.  If you are not strong enough to maintain your squat position, you may thrust your hips forward toward the ball at impact, thus pulling yourself out of the shot.

Squats are important for golf and overall strength in legs, glute muscles and core.

Squat Variation
  1. Stand in a shoulder width stance, using a golf club for balance.
  2. Squat down as you keep your arms extended out in front of you.
  3. Keep your spine relatively straight as you maintain your knees over your toes.
  4. Try to squat down so that your thighs are parallel to the ground.
  5. Return to the start position and repeat motion for 8 to 10 repetitions.

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Karen Palacios-Jansen is 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 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 Daily Dose-Practice Swings Can Help Reinforce Sound Golf Swing Fundamentals

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Practice swings can help reinforce sound golf swing fundamentals and mechanics. Making practice swings can also get you into positions that you may not otherwise be able to get into when you swing at a ball full speed.

Watch Karen Palacios-Jansen and Christina Ricci, LPGA Teaching and Fitness Professionals, demonstrate the Cardiogolf Swing Positions.

Making practice swings instead of hitting balls is a better way to improve your swing technique.  If you are trying to learn the swing or make a swing change, rehearsing the move without hitting a ball will assure that you are actually doing the correct move.  Repeating the motion that you want to achieve will help ingrain the move into your real swing.

Cardiogolf Swing Positions
  • Set up with your Shortee Practice Training Club.
  • Swing halfway back and stop. Check the clubface to make sure it is square.
  • Swing to the top of the backswing and stop. Checking your body motion and arm positions.
  • Slowly start the downswing and stop at the halfway down point.  The clubhead should be behind the hands at this point.
  • Stop at impact. Check the clubface position and make sure your weight is shifting towards the target.
  • Slowly release the club and stop at the halfway through point.  Arms should be extended.
  • Finish the swing in a balanced position.
  • Repeat positions slowly for 8 to 10 repetitions.

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.

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 Daily Dose-Improve Your Lower Body Strength and Flexibility with the Alternating Kick Exercise

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Although this exercise doesn’t look like the golf swing motion, the ‘Alternating Kick Exercise’ is not only an excellent warm up exercise to do before you play or practice to warm up your legs and glutes, but this exercise also improves lower body and core strength. It will also improve the flexibility in your hamstrings which is key to help maintaining posture in the golf swing.

Alternating Kicks
  • Stand in a modified golf stance. Keep your abdominals muscles tight as you reach your arms parallel.
  • Kick one leg up and reach for your opposite fingers tips.
  • Return to the start position and repeat on opposite leg.
  • Alternate kicks for 8 to 10 repetitions.

Pick up the pace or slow down modify for your fitness level.

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.

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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