Fundamentally Fit For Your Game - Week 1

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Welcome to our new series Fundamentally Fit for Your Game! Each week we will use training tools found in the Pro Shop at a discounted rate for The Golf Channel subscribers. We will be using a wide variety of tools from weighted power balls to your golf cart to keep you fit for your game! This weeks tip features the GolfGym which is easy to store, compact to travel with and lightweight.
 
GolfGym: Distance - Power - Control

Here are the benefits you can receive from this training device:
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 forearms and wrists for better club control
4. Strengthen the upper arms for added distance off the tee
5. Ultimately increase your overall fitness level and reduce your handicap!
 
Now lets get started!
 
POWER TURN TORSO
 
Power Turn Torso Power Turn Torso

Power Turn Torso

Start: Place one foot in the loop, place your hands correctly in the training grip and assume address position with your feet.
 
Action: Slowly raise the GolfGym to shoulder height creating tension and slowly turn the torso to one side.
 
Finish: Hold for a few seconds and return to the center position. Repeat 8-10 times then continue to the opposite side.
 
Tip: Strengthen the trunk which is critical in making an effective turn.
 
WRIST FLEXION & EXTENSION
 
Wrist Flexion & Extension Wrist Flexion & Extension

Start: Place one foot in the loop, place your hands correctly in the training grip. Place one foot back and extend the arms downward.
 
Action: Slowly bend at the wrists and flex upward.
 
Finish: Hold for a few seconds and return to the start position. Repeat 8-10 times.
 
Tip: Strengthen the forearms and wrists for better club control.
 
Kelly
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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.