- Yoga for flexibility, breathing awareness, and balance
- Strength conditioning with and without fitness apparatus
- Core conditioning using Pilates
- Functional training methodologies
This week targets four components of the Total Golf Fitness Workout:
- Balance is a critical component for power and consistency in your swing.
- Core conditioning is necessary for stabilization, proper posture and endurance.
- Upper body strength exercise is designed to specifically target the shoulders and upper back for club control throughout the entire swing plane.
- Mental focus is practiced while you balance.
Place the tubing in your hands, wrapping it around your hands until you feel you have the correct amount of resistance. Note: You will be performing two sets of fifteen to twenty reps.
Feet are placed hip width apart and focus on feeling grounded. Flex the knees, draw your navel towards your spine and hinge at the hips. Note the angle of torso to hip flexion in the side view photo.
Focus on a spot on the floor three to four feet in front of your yoga mat. BREATHE! Remember to inhale and exhale through the nose. FOCUS AND BREATHE!
Left the arms to shoulder height, but do not scrunch the shoulders and traps up. Balance on the left foot.
Inhale deeply, and on the exhale pull the arms back, bringing the shoulder blades towards each other. Inhale and return to the starting position. Repeat fifteen to twenty times. Rest for a moment, switch legs and repeat.
'I thank you all for your questions on golf fitness and look forward to answering your questions on the air!' - - Katherine
Stay tuned to The Golf Channel for more tips from Katherine and see her fitness tips on the upcoming show The Golf Galaxy Makeover Challenge.