Vitalize Your Game

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

The Weekend Warrior If you are a typical weekend golfer, like the rest of us, you may spend your weekends overdoing it on the golf course-trying to get in as many holes as possible. Monday morning rolls around and instead of feeling rejuvenated and ready to get back to work, you crave a massage or a hot tub.  Instead spending … Read More

Warming Up for Golf in Hot Weather

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

Here is an excerpt from my new Golf Fitness book out this week… It may seem counter-intuitive to stretch and warm up before a round of golf when the weather is so hot because you may already be sweating since it is so hot outside, but it’s just as important in hot weather as in cold weather to perform your … Read More

Energize Your Game

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

Golf Tips with Karen Palacios-Jansen Golf-Fitness Screen Golf is a highly skilled activity. Most golfers are not physically capable of performing the required movements involved in a mechanically correct golf swing. Often, these limitations lead to unnecessary stress to various joints and muscles, especially in the lower back, which can cause common golf related injuries. In order to best determine … Read More

You Know You Need to Exercise Anyway, So Why Not Work On Your Golf Swing At The Same Time

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

Flexibility is the single most important physical characteristic likely to influence your golf swing. A tight body creates restricted motion in the swing and produces injuries as a form of compensation. Keep your body “supple” so it doesn’t become a limiting factor in your performance. Calf and Hamstring Stretch The calves and hamstrings are important to warm up before a … Read More

Warm-Up 101

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

Use Your Cart to Stretch Warming up and stretching a few minutes before a round of golf can loosen your muscles and joints to swing freer. Try this simple stretch using your golf cart to loosen up your shoulders, low back and hamstrings. Facing your golf cart, hold onto the seat handle with both hands. Gently bend from your hip … Read More

Are you in a mid-season golf rut? Try this exercise to improve your coordination.

KarenGolf Fitness, Misc

Golf and FitnessTips from LPGA Teaching Professional, Personal Trainer and creator of Cardiogolf Karen Palacios-Jansen Many of you have been playing golf for months now, but unfortunately, your scores may not be improving.  Golf requires a high degree of athletic ability and coordination. If you only play a couple times a month, it is hard to expect improvement, especially if … Read More