Lunge to a Better Golf Game

KarenCardiogolf Daily Dose, Golf Fitness

Lunges are very beneficial to the golfer. Golf requires a fair bit of walking, which is a series of mini- lunges. There are times when you will have different lies such as a sidehill, downhill etc. and lunges help develop strength. You are lunging in four different directions: front, diagonal, side and back. Multi-directional Lunges Place a club or a … Read More

Is Your Lack of Spinal Mobility Hurting Your Golf Swing?

KarenCardiogolf Daily Dose, Golf Fitness

Spinal mobility decreases with age.  Lack of spinal mobility is associated with poor posture and may restrict your shoulder and torso turn in the golf swing.  Testing your thoracic spine (mid-back)mobility can help determine what types of stretching exercises to incorporate into your daily routine. Thoracic Spine Extension Test Lie on your back and raise your arms over your head keeping … Read More

Add Some Lower Body Power to Your Swing

KarenCardiogolf Daily Dose, Golf Fitness

Your ability to create power comes from your lower body. If you are lacking power in your golf swing, it could be from a faulty weight shift.  Using only arms in your golf swing, restricts your power and causes a variety of mis-hits.  Learning to shift your weight is key to adding power into your swing.  Try this exercise is … Read More

One of the Most Used Hip Exercises by Professional Golfers

KarenCardiogolf Daily Dose, Golf Fitness

Lack of hip mobility (especially internal hip rotation) is a major cause of swaying and sliding during the golf swing.  These common swing faults lead to lack of power and a variety of mis-hits.  Studies show that professional golfers have the ability to  rotate their hips over 45-degrees whereas, higher handicappers average less than 25-degrees of internal hip rotation. Try … Read More

Free up Your Neck to Get Rid of a Reverse Pivot

KarenCardiogolf Daily Dose, Golf Fitness

A reverse pivot happens when the weight goes towards the target on the backswing and the weight ends up on the forward leg at the top of the swing. The spine may also tilt towards the target on the backswing indicating a classic reverse pivot.  In a reverse pivot it is virtually impossible to create momentum on the downswing resulting … Read More

Stretch Your Shoulders For Full Golf Potential

KarenCardiogolf Daily Dose, Golf Fitness

External Rotation Shoulder Stretch

To play golf at your full potential you must have the ability to rotate almost every joint in your body to its functional capacity. If there are restrictions in the shoulders, torso, pelvis or hips, there will be compensations somewhere else in the musculoskeletal system, which results in faults in the golf swing and possible injury to joints and muscles. … Read More

How a Simple Balance Exercise Can Increase Your Clubhead Speed.

KarenCardiogolf Daily Dose, Golf Fitness

Balance is important in 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. Practicing balancing … Read More