12 Weeks to Better Golf - Week 3

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This is week 3 and we have new exercises to better your health and enhance your on-course performance. If you are just joining us please take the Golf Fitness Analyzer. Once you have determined your results from the analyzer, print the fitness chart so that you can note your progress. You can view both week 1 and week 2 for a variety of exercises. Your goal will be to complete the workout 2-3 days a week. Remember its very important that on your off days you do a swing training drill workout. As your body changes, so will your tempo and timing if you do not continue to swing a club. Go to the fitness pro shop and order the weighted swing trainer that comes with an easy to follow video that will keep your tempo and timing in check as we make positive changes to your body!
 
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LEGS
Quad Stretch 01

Quad Stretch 02

Sitting with both legs extended and your feet upright, wrap the center of your Golf Fitness Stretch Trainer across the ball of your right foot and hold both ends of the Stretch Trainer in your right hand. Then slowly roll down onto your left side while simultaneously bending the right knee and pulling the right foot toward the buttocks. To accelerate the stretch, grab both ends of the Stretch Trainer behind your head and pull upward. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds and repeat to the opposite side.

BACK
Shoulder Turn 01Shoulder Turn 02Shoulder Turn 03

Take your weighted swing trainer and place it across the small of your back wrapping your elbows around the club. Assume a mock address position, and slowly turn your upper body so that the clubhead points to the ground while your feet remain firmly planted and your hips stay relatively stationary.
 
Shoulder Turn 04Shoulder Turn 05

Hold this position for 30 seconds and slowly return to the start position. Continue to turn simulating your follow through and finish. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Repeat the exercise.

HAND & WRIST
Extender exercise - stretching a rubber band

Using a common rubber band, wrap one end of the rubber band around your thumb and the other around one finger so that the rubber band is relaxed when your thumb and finger are close together. Then stretch the rubber band by extending the thumb and finger away from each other, and slowly return to the staring position, repeating the exercise as many times as possible with each digit of each hand.

BICEP
Bicep Curls with free weights

From a sitting position rest your elbow on your thigh and curl the dumbbell up. Slowly return to the start position and repeat.

SHOULDER
Saggy Shoulder Solutions - shoulder rotation Saggy Shoulder Solutions - shoulder rotation Saggy Shoulder Solutions - shoulder rotation

Take your weighted swing trainer and place directly in front of you with your left hand on the hosel (or clubhead) and your right hand on the grip, then slowly rotate the club, lowering the clubhead down toward your navel while crossing the grip across your torso. Hold for 30 seconds and slowly return to the opposite side. Repeat again.
 
ABDOMINALS
Assisted Abdominal Crunch

If you have an ab roller (a training device that holds your head and shoulders in place as you exercise your abdominal region), lie flat on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, grab the ab roller, and crunch your abdominal muscles, rocking forward and tightening your abs. If you dont have an ab roller, placing your hands behind your head and keeping your neck straight while crunching your abdominal muscles achieves the same results.
 

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Related Links:
  • 12 Weeks to Better Golf - Workout Recap
  • 12 Weeks to Better Golf - Week 1
  • 12 Weeks to Better Golf - Week 2
  • Health & Fitness Main Page