Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge
Today we focus on an the Downswing-
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
In order to create power on your downswing, you need to ‘get behind the ball’ at the top of your swing. This involves rotating your shoulders and hips away from the target, so the majority of your weight shifts to the back foot at the top of the swing. Once you have wound your body up behind the ball, then you can rotate your lower body towards the target and fling your arms to hit the ball.
Where a lot of people go wrong, especially on the downswing, is they never quite get their core rotating towards the target. They either come over the top with upper body or hang back and use only hands and arms to hit the ball. To get more power, you’ll want to use your core muscles.
- Set up in your golf posture
- Make a backswing and stop at the top.
- Begin your downswing, but stop halfway down, making sure that you lead with the butt end of the club and weight shift.
- Return to the top and pump the club down two more times.
- On the third pump, finish the swing.
- Return to the start position and repeat exercise.
- Do 8 to 10 repetitions.
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Cardiogolf Exercise #119
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