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.
50 Cardiogolf Drills and Exercises
- Set-Up Practice
- Grip Practice
- Back Arm Only Drill
- Impact Drill
- Forward Lunge with Arm Extension
- Front Arm Only Drill
- Back Arm Only Drill on an Uphill Slope
- Hand Placement
- Squats with Arm Extension
- Back Arm Only Drill on a Downhill Slope
- Overhead Arm Reach
- Front Arm Only Drill on a Downhill Slope
- Alignment Drill
- Lunge and Twist
- Y to L Drill
- Side Flexion
- Wide Takeaway Drill
- Feet Together Drill
- Step and Swing Drill
- Wrist Hinge Drill Variation
- Posture Drill
- Shake Hands Drill
- Learn to Coil and Uncoil
- Elbows Together Drill
- Wrist Hinge Drill
- Single Leg Balance Drill
- Squat Transition Drill
- Baseball Swing Drill
- Pump Drill
- Takeaway Drill with GolfGym PowerSWING Plus
- Backswing Drill with the GolfGym PowerSWNG Plus
- Stop Coming Over the Top
- Lag Drill
- Lead Arm Only Drill on a Downhill Lie
- Lead Arm Swoosh Drill
- Anti-Extension Wall Drill
- Squat with Shoulder Press Using GolfGym PowerBall
- One-Legged Balance Drill
- Chipping Drill
- Uphill and Downhill Lies
- Torso Rotation
- Knee Extension
- Russian Stretch
- Full Body Stretch
- Triangle Pose for Golfers
- Pivot Drill
- Lateral Bounding
- Side Flexion with Club
- Load Weight Drill
Today we focus on mobility and strength in the shoulders.
According to studies the shoulder joint may be the least stable joint in your body. Simply raising your arms over your head helps develop strength and mobility in the shoulder, but most people don’t do that motion during the day. From sitting in the car and at the computer, their shoulders are locked forward in a rounded position limiting the range of motion in the shoulder. If you have limited range of motion in your shoulder, you will be limited in your ability to rotate in your golf swing and how far you can swing your arms.
Performing shoulder exercises that strengthen and improve shoulder range of motion will not only help you improve your golf swing, but could help you prevent injury.
Here is a simple overhead reach exercise that can be done during the day to help stretch and strengthen your shoulders.
Overhead Arm Reach
- Stand in a shoulder width stance holding a Shortee club as shown.
- Inhale as your reach your arms above your head, keeping your shoulders down and your spine straight. Avoid arching the back and no need to reach your hands behind your head.
- Hold for a moment as you try to lengthen your arms and reach your fingertip to the ceiling.
- Exhale as you eturn to the start position and repeat for 8 to 10 repetitions.
The Cardiogolf Slope
You almost never have a flat lie on the golf course, so it is important to practice your swing on sloping lies to develop feel and stability. The Cardiogolf ‘Slope’ is curved like a fairway slope. You can vary the angle you place your foot to practice various sloping lies.
Check out how to use Cardiogolf Slope to rehearse uphill lies.
How Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen Uses the Cardiogolf Slope for Fitness
Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen is considered one of the greatest speed skaters of all time. The winner of the gold medal in the 1000 meters at the 1994 Winter Olympics and with over 7 world-cup titles and 8 world records, Dan credits much of his success to off-ice training, including endurance, strength and flexibility work. Although, retired from competition now, Jansen continues to train and mentor other athletes. Now Jansen exercises for better health and fitness.
One of the exercises that he did on a regular basis to build powerful legs was 0ff-ice speed skater lunges. Speed skaters are a great exercise for anyone who wants to fire up the muscles in their calves, hamstrings, quads, hip flexors and glutes.
Check out how Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen uses the Cardiogolf Slope to stay in Shape.
For years, I have been using a traditional step in my Cardiogolf routines and exercises. Although effective, I felt it was important to design a step that simulated a fairway to make it more ‘golf-like.’
You almost never have a flat lie on the golf course, so it is important to practice your swing on sloping lies to develop feel and stability. The Cardiogolf ‘Slope’ is curved like a fairway slope. You can vary the angle you place your foot to practice varies sloping lies.
I developed the Cardiogolf ‘Slope’ to help golfers practice uphill and downhill lies, but it is also a great tool for exercise. You can do a variety of traditional low-impact exercises as well as strength, balance, core and even upper body exercises. Stay tuned for more information.
Stay On-Course with Your Health and Wellness
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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.
By simply adding a few Zija products into your daily routine and making simple diet modifications, you can dramatically improve your golf game and more importantly your health and well-being.
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