Fit Tips Results - Week 4

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Welcome to week 4 of Fit Tips & Results. Because many of you have experienced incredible results from your dedicated efforts, I want to share them with those that may be looking for a fitness cure for a particular part of their game or just getting started with a golf fitness workout regimen. I have chosen testimonials that I feel will be beneficial to all. Following the testimony you will see the exercises that the golfer did to achieve his or her results. If you do not have the GolfGym used in these exercises demonstrated below, simply visit the Golf Fitness Pro Shop to acquire the necessary items to get started! If you are just joining us, you can view the first tip from weeks 1, 2 and 3.
 
Next week we will begin a new series Strength Off the Tee using both a weighted power ball and strength tubing. Both are located in the Golf Fitness Pro Shop at a discounted rate for Golf Channel subscribers.
 
This weeks tip comes from T. Ashley of San Diego, CA:
 
I have always had upper body weakness which resulted in lack of club control. I started using the GolfGym and have increased my strength and control with the shoulder and arm exercises. Thank you for your fitness series classes!
 
GolfGym: Distance - Power - Control

 
This week we will:
 
1) Strengthen the shoulder girdle for more stability at the top of your back swing
2) Strengthen the upper arms for added distance off the tee
3) Ultimately increase your overall fitness level and reduce your handicap!
 
Now lets get started...
 
SHOULDER

Shoulder Shoulder

Start: Place one foot in the loop, hold the training grip in one hand and place your feet shoulder width apart.
 
Action: Slowly raise the arm upward.
 
Finish: Hold at shoulder height for a few seconds and repeat 8-10 times. Do the same for the opposite side.
 
Tip: Strengthen the shoulder girdle for more stability at the top of your backswing.
 
UPPER ARM BICEP

Upper Arm Bicep Upper Arm Bicep

Start: Place one foot in the loop, hold the training grip in one hand palm up and place your feet shoulder width apart.
 
Action: Keeping your elbow stable, slowly flex the upper arm and curl the handle upward toward the shoulder.
 
Finish: Hold for a few seconds, return to the start position and repeat 8-10 times. Do the same for the opposite side.
 
Tip: Strengthen the upper arms for added distance off the tee
 

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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 BlackburnOnTour@aol.com. Visit KellyBlackburn.com to learn more about health and fitness for golf.