Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 2 - Week 1

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Welcome to our second series of Golf Fitness on the Go. This series features a weighted club that is easy to store, compact to travel with and lightweight.
 
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 upper legs for improved balance during your swing
3) Strengthen your hip girdle for more power and club head speed
4) Strengthen the lower legs for more push-off power in the downswing
5) Strengthen the trunk which is critical in making an effective turn
6) Strengthen the forearms and wrists for better club control
7) Strengthen the upper arms for added distance off the tee
8) Ultimately increase your overall fitness level and reduce your handicap!

This series shows you the proper on-course exercises you should do to prepare for the stress of the game and how to use the swing trainer to improve your ball striking ability. It's going to take some time for you to become familiar with this golf-specific workout, so be patient. You're a golfer so by now you understand the word patient when it comes to golf!
 
Now lets get started!
 
HIP FLEXOR

Hip Flexor

Start: Hold the swing trainer for balance with the clubhead facing you. Take a large step back with one foot and lift the heel.
 
Action: Rotate the hip forward, bend the back knee and lower the torso.
 
Finish: Slowly return to the start position and repeat to the opposite side.
 
Tips: Keep the knee over the ankle at all times. Flexible quadriceps and hip flexors will increase hip turn creating more power behind the ball.
 
LOW BACK

Low BackLow Back

Start: Place the feet shoulder width apart and place the swing trainer across the quadriceps.
 
Action: Slowly round the back upward.
 
Finish: Return to the start position.
 
Tips: Keep the neck in a neutral position and the abdomen flexed. A flexible low back will help to alleviate back pain associated with the golf swing
 

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Related Links:
  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 1 - Flexibility Recap
  • Kelly Blackburn Article Archive
  • Health & Fitness Main Page