Fit For 18 Holes - Week 1

By Kelly BlackburnSeptember 18, 2007, 4:00 pm
Welcome to week 1 of our new series Fit for 18 Holes! With my golf fitness classes you can improve your golf game and increase your fitness level! For this series we are using a weighted club for the dynamic warm up, a regular iron, driver or golf cart for the on course exercises. When you incorporate these exercises while playing, you improve flexibility and decrease the risk of injury associated with your golf swing. The weighted club can be purchased in the Pro Shop.
 
Take these simple steps before beginning:
 
Step 1: Do a dynamic warm up with the weighted club before the practice range. (See the Dynamic series in Kellys archive on The Golf Channel)
Step 2: Continue the flexibility exercises starting at the tee box of the 2nd hole while you await your turn to tee off. You will have 2 exercises for every other tee box or you can choose to do one exercise for every tee box.
Step 3: Each week you will have a new exercise. This is a progressive workout which means that every week you will have a new exercise to perform along with the exercise from weeks prior. Execute each stretch to a comfortable position and hold for 20-30 seconds.
Step 4: Perform the exercise upon approaching the next tee box to stay flexible and injury free for maximum results!
 
Lets get started!
 
Tee #2
 
CLUB
Backswing & Follow through Rotation

 
Stand with your club wrapped around your low back region and elbows hooked behind the club. Stand at address position and slowly rotate to the top of your backswing. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Return to address and proceed to the top of your follow through and hold for 20 to 30 seconds.
 


 
CART
Hamstring Stretch

 
Place your heel atop the wheelbase and place the corresponding hand on your bag for balance. Flexing your foot and keeping your knee slightly bent, lean forward at the waist until you feel the stretch. Hold this stretch for 20 to 30 seconds before repeating the process with the opposite foot.


 
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