Golf Fitness on the Go with GolfGym - Series 3 Recap

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This week we will review our Golf Fitness on the Go series 3 using The GolfGym. These easy to follow exercises will prepare you for the stress of the game, increase your fitness level and enhance your on-course performance. Next week we begin a new series with the Rock-N-Flex balance board and Strength Tubing that can be found in the pro shop.
 
GolfGym: Distance - Power - Control

 
Here are the benefits you can receive from this series:
 
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.....
 
Exercise 1 - Power Turn Torso
Exercise 2 - Wrist Flexion & Extension
Exercise 3 - Shoulder
Exercise 4 - Upper Arm Bicep
Exercise 5 - Standing Row
Exercise 6 - Side Bend
Exercise 7 - Shoulder
Exercise 8 - Wrist
 
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    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.
     
    Tips: Strengthen the trunk which is critical in making an effective turn.
     
    WRIST FLEXION & EXTENSION

     
    Wrist Flexion & ExtensionWrist 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 to 10 times.
     
    Tips: Strengthen the forearms and wrists for better club control.
     
    SHOULDER

     
    ShoulderShoulder

     
    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..
     
    Tips: Strengthen the shoulder girdle for more stability at the top of your backswing.
     
    UPPER ARM BICEP

     
    Upper Arm BicepUpper 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.
     
    Tips: Strengthen the upper arms for added distance off the tee.
     
    STANDING ROW

     
    Standing RowStanding 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 8-10 times.
     
    Tips: Strengthen the upper back for more stability at the top of your back swing.
     
    SIDE BEND

     
    Side BendSide Bend

     
    Start: Place one foot in the loop, hold the training grip in one hand and place your feet shoulder width apart.
     
    Action: Bend at the waist and slowly lean to one side.
     
    Finish: Hold for a few seconds and repeat 8-10 times. Do the same for the opposite side.
     
    Tips: Strengthen the obliques for stronger abs at address.
     
    SHOULDER

     
    ShoulderShoulder

     
    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 to the side.
     
    Finish: Hold at shoulder height for a few seconds and repeat 8-10 times. Do the same for the opposite side.
     
    Tips: Strengthen the shoulder girdle for more stability at the top of your back swing.
     
    WRISTS

     
    WristWrist

     
    Start: Place one foot in the loop, hold the training grip in one hand palm down and place your feet shoulder width apart.
     
    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. Do the same for the opposite side.
     
    Tips: Strengthen the forearms and wrists for better club control