Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge
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Cardiogolf Fitness System, available at Cardiogolf.com, is a series of swing drills and exercises to help you improve your swing technique and get a great workout at the same time.
Making practice swings instead of hitting balls is a better way to improve your swing technique. If you are trying to learn the swing or make a swing change, rehearsing the move without hitting a ball will assure that you are actually doing the correct move. Repeating the motion that you want to achieve will help ingrain the move into your real swing.
Golf is a one-sided sport. We set up to the ball on the same side every single time, we turn back behind the ball in the same direction every single time and then we follow-through in the same direction every single time and we do this for hundreds of repetitions, at high speeds, for hours at a time. It’s no wonder many golfers suffer injuries, aches and pains.
If you are a right-handed golfer, your dominant side (right) is stronger, more flexible and more coordinated than your non-dominant side (left). The opposite for left-handed golfer. The problem with this is that the dominant may take over in the golf swing and cause swing faults that can lead to swing compensations and injuries.
Studies show that focusing on training your non-dominant side can accelerate your improvement. The same study says that the combination of core and non-dominant arm strength exercises can provide a more effective specialized training program than core alone training for golfers to increase their drive distances.
Improve your golf and fitness with these great overall body exercise routines that will help improve your strength, flexibility and coordination, but will also help golf because it patterns the same motion in the golf swing of loading and unloading.
Making practice swings will not only tone your muscle and burn some calories, but the act of swinging over and over again can help you improve your swing technique and improve muscular endurance.
The Cardiogolf Speed Progression Drill will help you rehearse swing positions and increase clubhead speed. The idea here is to start off doing slow motion swings, working on swing positions and then gradually increasing the pace until you build up to full speed.
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.
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.
Watch how 8-time world record holder and gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen use the Cardiogolf ‘Slope’ to do upper body and core exercises.
Karen Palacios-Jansen is a LPGA Class A Teaching Professional and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Golf Fitness 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.
Karen Palacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf-fitness program available at Cardiogolf.com.
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