The Core of Your Swing - Week 2


Welcome to week 2 of our new series The Core of Your Swing! For this series we will be using a stability body ball found in the Golf Fitness Pro Shop. The ball is accompanied by an instructional book and is discounted for Golf Channel subscribers.
The Great Body Ball Handbook

When you incorporate the stability ball into your workouts, you improve balance, flexibility and coordination for your golf swing by calling on the core muscles of the body.
Step 1: To determine your current fitness level, take the Fitness Analyzer on
Step 2: Print a copy of the strength training log.
Step 3: Each week you will have 2 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. If you are just joining us, go to week 1 to catch up! You should now have 4 exercises on your training log.

Step 4: Perform the workout 2-3 times a week for maximum results!

Here are the benefits you can receive from this series:
1) Improve balance
2) Increase flexibility
3) Improve coordination
4) Strengthen core muscles: abdominal, mid and lower back muscles
Remember to send me your personal results as we move through this series. It is a great motivator for all who participate!
Lets get started!
Power Squat

Power Squat

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

Hip Girdle Stretch

Hip Girdle Stretch

Check out the golf fitness DVDs and training aids available in the pro shop at a holiday special discount of 25-50% savings! Great gifts for stocking stuffers!

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    Editor's Note: Kelly Blackburn has traveled the PGA Tour and Champions Tour circuits as a fitness consultant and trainer for 11 years. Kelly welcomes your email questions and comments, contact her at Visit to learn more about health and fitness for golf.