Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 2 - Week 2

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This series features a weighted club that is easy to store, compact to travel with and lightweight. You will learn 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!
 
This week we will:
  • Strengthen the shoulder girdle for more stability at the top of your back swing

  • Strengthen the upper arms for added distance off the tee

  • Ultimately increase your overall fitness level and reduce your handicap!

Now lets get started!
 
SHOULDER

Saggy Shoulder Solutions - shoulder rotation Saggy Shoulder Solutions - shoulder rotation

Start: Stand with both feet shoulder width apart, hips rotated forward and holding the swing trainer at the grip and clubhead.
 
Action: Simultaneously lower the grip down and left while rotating the clubhead over and right to create the stretch.
 
Finish: Slowly return to the start position and repeat to the opposite side.
 
Tips: Keep the shoulders relaxed. Flexible shoulders result in more stability at the top of the backswing
 
TRICEP

Tricep Stretch with Swing TrainerTricep Stretch with Swing TrainerTricep Stretch with Swing Trainer

Start: Stand with both feet shoulder width apart with the hips rotated forward and holding the swing trainer at the grip and clubhead. Release the clubhead and slowly drop the shaft behind the back.
 
Action: Grip the clubhead with the opposite hand and gently pull downward to create the stretch.
 
Finish: Release the clubhead and repeat to the opposite side.
 
Tips: Do not arch the back. Keep the neck in a neutral position. Flexible triceps result in getting the golf club deep in the backswing.
 

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Related Links:
  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 2 - Week 1
  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 1 - Flexibility Recap
  • Kelly Blackburn Article Archive
  • Health & Fitness Main Page