Fundamentally Fit For Your Game - Week 6

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Its week 6 of our series Fundamentally Fit for Your Game! Each week we are using training tools found in the Pro Shop. All Golf Channel subscribers receive a discounted price for each training tool in this series. We are 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 both the GolfGym and Stretch Tubing which are easy to store, compact to travel with and lightweight.
 
GolfGym: Distance - Power - Control Stretch Tubing

Here are the benefits you can receive from these training devices:
 
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...
 
STANDING ROW

Standing Row Standing Row

Start: Place one foot in the loop, hold the training grip in both hands and place your feet shoulder width apart.
 
Action: Bend the elbows and slowly raise the arms upward.
 
Finish: Hold at shoulder height for a few seconds and repeat.
 
Tip: Strengthen the upper back for more stability at the top of your back swing.
 
Par Level: 10 reps
Birdie Level: 15 reps
Eagle Level: 20 reps
 
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STANDING LUNGE

Standing Lunge Standing Lunge

Start: Place one foot forward in the center of the tubing, grip the handles at shoulder height and place one foot behind you elevating on the toe.
 
Action: Bend both knees and dip downward (not forward).
 
Finish: Hold for a few seconds and return to the start position pressing through the heel of the forward foot. Repeat.
 
Tips: Strengthen the upper leg area for more stability in your golf swing.
 
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.