If you tend to reverse pivot or have a limited turn, then you may need to work on your separation. Ideally, you should be able to separate what you upper and lower bodies are doing. If you are limited in separation, where you can’t turn your upper body independently from your hips or vice versa, you cannot create a winding effect with your muscles, leading to swing compensations. This exercise will help you learn how to separate your top half and your lower half.
Watch Karen Palacios-Jansen demonstrate the exercise.
Torso Twist with Shortee Club
- Stand in your golf stance with your feet together. Extend your arms straight holding the club parallel to the ground.
- Step to the backswing and swing your arms up to the top of the swing.
- Try to keep both feet flat on the floor. Don’t let your feet lift or swivel. The idea is to keep hips quiet as the torso turns.
- Return to the start position and repeat on the opposite side.
- Alternate rotating back and forth for 8 to 10 repetitions.
Cardiogolf, is a program designed to give you a battery of exercises to improve your body movement and swing technique. By consistently, repeating golf swing exercises without the judgement of where the ball is going, you can accelerate your improvement on the golf course.
Professional golfers know the importance of athletic development for golf. As a recreational, you may not have the time to train like an elite athlete, but by simply adding a few swing drills into your daily routine, you can dramatically improve your game. And you don’t have to go to the golf course or driving range, you can do these exercises at home.
Use the Cardiogolf Shortee Training Club and Slope to improve your golf and fitness. Great for indoor swing training and off-season conditioning.
Practice something about your game everyday.
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
Cardiogolf teams up with Zija International, the leaders in the Natural Health Revolution, to offer golfers of all abilities cutting-edge health and wellness products.
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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