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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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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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100 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises with the Shortee Club-Alignment Drill

Alignment is the easiest fundamental to work on, and probably

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

Today we focus on alignment-

Alignment is the easiest fundamental to work on, and probably one of the most neglected principles of golf. A good shot is useless unless it is going toward your intended target.

First, you align the clubface square to your target line, and then you align your body. One of the biggest mistakes I see, as a teacher, is when people line up their body to the target first, then set the clubface down to the ball. This sequence usually makes people misalign their bodies, causing them to twist and turn inappropriately to get the ball to the target. Do not make the mistake that 90 percent of higher-handicappers do by not taking the time to align the body correctly.

The easiest and most effective way to practice your alignment correctly is to set-up in an alignment station.

Alignment Drill

  1. Place a club  or alignment rod down on the ground, pointing it parallel to your target. With a secure grip and stepping forward with your back foot, set the clubface down behind the ball with the leading edge perpendicular to your target line.
  2. Then set your front foot into position and adjust your back foot into place so that both are parallel to your target line.
  3. Your feet, hips, knees, shoulders and even eye line should be parallel to your target line. Avoid aiming your body at the target. This closes you off and promotes an inside-out swing or makes you hook the ball excessively.  You may even come over the top on the downswing to pull the ball back towards your target.
  4. Practice hitting to targets in an alignment station  so you can teach yourself to aim correctly.

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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Should I Exercise When I am Sick?

The good news is that we are officially past the peak flu season. The bad news is there is a ‘second wave’ flu going around according to the CDC.  Ugh, and lucky me, I think I got that second wave flu last week.  But, I am on the mend, and ready to get back on course and in the gym.

Deciding whether or not to workout, if you don’t feel, well can be a difficult decision. You want to stay in shape, but you don’t want to make yourself more sick either.

Here are a few guidelines from the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America to help you make the decision of whether or not to work out.

  • First, check with your physician to see if it is safe for you to exercise while you are sick.
  • Consider others: if you are contagious, you should probably skip going to the gym where you could contaminate other people.
  • Consider the risks of exercising while you are sick. One major risk of exercising while you are sick is heatstroke and heat exhaustion. When you are sick or feverish, the body doesn’t deal with overheating as well as usual and therefore you run an increased risk of heatstroke, which can be fatal.
  • Another major risk factor of exercising when sick is the potential of developing a viral infection. According to David Schechter, M.D, sports medicine specialist, viral infections can lead to heart failure and even death. Although, this condition is rare, it is best to avoid overexerting yourself.

Exercising when you are sick may make your condition worse. If you have bronchitis, for example, according to Dr. Schechter, the stress of exercise, and the temporary dip in the immune system that has been documented to occur with strenuous exercise, could lead to a worsening of the bronchitis or the development of pneumonia (a serious lung infection).

Use common sense when you are sick and are considering working out. Avoid exercise when you have a fever, muscles aches, shakes, chills or vomiting. These symptoms are often present with a viral or bacterial infection is at its peak.

Although a quick workout while you are sick may be a temporary “pick me up”, but avoiding exercising while you are sick may be your best bet to a speedy recovery.

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

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:
Cardiogolf recently teamed up with Zija International, the leaders in the Natural Health Revolution, to offer golfers of all abilities cutting-edge health and wellness products.

My favorite snack on the golf course is the Plant Pro Bar.

The gluten-free Plant Pro Bar packs the power of Moringa and 15 grams of protein in one convenient bar. Featuring Zija’s exclusive Moringa Leaf Protein and 3 other high-quality plant proteins, these bars are perfect for golfers looking for energy on the golf course.

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  • Supports lean muscle, energy, and nutritional needs
  • Provides 3 grams of dietary fiber
  • Features the nutritious Moringa Blend (leaf powder, seed cake powder, and fruit powder)
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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.

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

Get Started Today!

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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.

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

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Celebrate National Golf Day

WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners will celebrate the 11th annual National Golf Day on Wednesday, April 25 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

National Golf Day celebrates the game’s nearly $70 billion economy (updated data available in April 2018), nearly $4 billion annual charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits. Industry leaders will meet with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies to discuss golf’s 15,000-plus diverse businesses, two million jobs impacted, tax revenue creation and tourism value.Karen and Dan Jansen celebrating National Golf Day

Returning for 2018, golf industry leaders will arrive Monday, April 23 to participate in a community service initiative on the National Mall the morning of Tuesday, April 24. The project will focus on beautification, preservation and helping the National Park Service with turf deferred maintenance. More details will be available soon.

“With one in 75 U.S. jobs impacted by golf, the industry plays a significant role in stimulating our economy nationwide,” says Steve Mona, CEO of World Golf Foundation, administrator of WE ARE GOLF. “Last year, a record 2.5 million people tried golf for the first time, further cementing why it is vital to share golf’s interests with our country’s lawmakers, showcasing the game’s many economic, charitable and fitness benefits.”

 

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

Get Started Today!

Click here to see my favorite training aide.

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.

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

Clothes provided by Nike Golf-#NikeGolfClub