30 Days to Better Golf - Workout 2 - Week 1

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Workout 2

Week 1

 
Welcome to the first week of our second 30 day series, 30 Days to Better Golf. This series features a variety of products that are easy to store, compact to travel with and lightweight. The concept is to offer you a different workout every 30 days to prevent boredom and increase your enthusiasm to get fit for your game! Our second 30 days features the BOSU Trainer and Power ball. The weighted ball is 4 pounds and compact to hold in the palm of your hand. Its gel like shell allows you to grip the ball using an isometric method which helps to increase strength in the hands and forearms. This helps with your club control! When you incorporate the Bosu balance ball into your workouts, you improve balance, flexibility and coordination for your golf swing by calling on the core muscles of the body. Both can be purchased in the Golf Fitness Pro Shop.
 
Heres a list of our goals for every 30 day workout:
 
1)Strengthen the shoulder girdle for more stability at the top of your back swing
2)Strengthen the trunk which is critical in making an effective turn
3)Strengthen the core muscles for better balance
4)Strengthen the forearms and wrists for better club control
5)Strengthen the upper arms for added distance off the tee
6)Strengthen the hip girdle for more power off the tee
7)Strengthen the upper legs for improved balance during your swing
8)Strengthen the lower legs for more push-off power in the downswing
9)Improve flexibility to lower the risk of injuries and improve range of motion
10)Increase flexibility of the shoulder girdle for more stability at the top of your back swing
11)Increase flexibility of the upper legs for improved balance during your swing
12)Increase flexibility of your hip girdle for more power and club head speed
13)Increase flexibility of the lower legs for more push-off power in the downswing
14)Increase the flexibility of the trunk which is critical in making an effective turn
15)Increase the flexibility of the forearms and wrists for better club control
16)Ultimately increase your overall fitness level and reduce your handicap!
 
Take these simple steps before beginning:
 
Step 1: To determine your current fitness level, take the Fitness Analyzer at KellyBlackburn.com
Step 2: Print a copy of the training log.
Step 3: Each week you will receive new exercises. This is a progressive workout which means that every week you will perform the new exercises along with the exercises from weeks prior.
Step 4: Perform the workout 3 times a week for maximum results!
 
Increase core strength, balance and power behind the ball. BOSU Balance Trainer helps to strengthen and coordinate your body including the muscles that you don't see. BOSU Balance Trainer targets the core muscles of your body-those muscles around your abdominal and back area-
 
Grab your BOSU Trainer & Power ball and lets get started!
 
Balanced Strength Superman
 
Lie face down on the Bosu trainer with your pelvis and lower abdomen centered on the dome. Rest your forearms with your palms down on the floor gripping the power ball with one hand. Straighten your legs behind you with your feet shoulder width apart. Flex the abdomen and glutes and slowly lift the power ball upward to shoulder height while lifting the opposite leg. Hold for a 4 second count and slowly return to the start position. Repeat for the recommended number of reps. Repeat to the opposite side.
 

 
Recommended Reps:
Par Level:10 reps
Birdie Level:15 reps
Eagle Level:20 reps

 
Tricep Bridge Extension
 
Lie face up on the Bosu trainer with your upper back, neck and heading resting on the Bosu. Hold the power ball in both hands and place the ball at the crown of your head with the elbows pointed upward. Flex the abdomen and glutes. Slowly lift the buttocks upward pressing through the heels while simultaneously extending the power ball upward working the triceps. Hold for a 4 second count and slowly return to the start position. Repeat for the recommended number of reps.
 

 
Recommended Reps:
Par Level:10 reps
Birdie Level:15 reps
Eagle Level:20 reps

 
Lunge with Trunk Rotation
 
Place one foot center of the Bosu Ball and place the opposite foot back. Raise the power ball to shoulder height. Bending the knees, slowly descend downward being careful not to move forward over the front knee. Once you reach a stable position rotate the trunk opposite the front leg. Hold for a 4 second count and slowly return to the start position. Repeat for the recommended number of reps. Repeat to the opposite side.
 

 
Recommended Reps:
Par Level:10 reps
Birdie Level:15 reps
Eagle Level:20 reps

 
Balanced Shoulder Lateral
 
Kneel on the Bosu atop the dome until your toes are off the ground. Grip the power ball in one hand. Flex the abdomen and glutes to maintain balance and slowly raise the power ball to shoulder height. Hold for a 4 second count and slowly return to the start position. Repeat for the recommended number of reps. Repeat to the opposite side.
 

 
Recommended Reps:
Par Level:10 reps
Birdie Level:15 reps
Eagle Level:20 reps

 

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    Kelly Blackburn Health & FitnessEditor's Note: Kelly Blackburn has traveled the PGA Tour and Champions Tour circuits as a fitness consultant and trainer for 13 years. Kelly welcomes your email questions and comments, contact her at BlackburnOnTour@aol.com. Visit KellyBlackburn.com to learn more about health and fitness for golf.