Fundamentally Fit For Your Game - Week 3

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Its week 3 of our 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!
 
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. Do the same for the opposite side.
 
Tips: Strengthen the shoulder girdle for more stability at the top of your backswing.
 
Par Level: 10 reps
Birdie Level: 15 reps
Eagle Level: 20 reps
 
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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. Do the same for the opposite side.
 
Tips: Strengthen the upper arms for added distance off the tee
 
Par Level: 10 reps
Birdie Level: 15 reps
Eagle Level: 20 reps
 
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.