Golf Fitness QA - Week 5

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Welcome to week 5 of Golf Fitness Q&A! Triceps and Abdominals are our question topics for this week! I have taken your questions and categorized them from the most common to the not so common. I will be answering 2 per week along with demonstrations using different types of equipment. If you need any of the training aids that will be used in this series, simply visit the golf fitness Pro Shop! If you are just joining us, you can refer to weeks 1 through 4 to see if your questions were answered!
 
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Question:
Kelly - - My instructor wants me to do exercises for my upper arms. She says it will help with keeping my club more stable as I initiate my swing. Any suggestions?
Penny ' Birmingham, AL
 
Answer:
Penny - - The triceps (muscles in the back of the upper arm) are misunderstood in golf. Not only do the triceps support the lead arm during the backswing, they also play an instrumental role in generating clubhead speed on the downswing. This exercise will improve strength for your triceps. Repeat this exercise 2-3 days a week!
 
Balance Tricep Press

Tricep Press Tricep Press

 
Repeat the exercise slow and controlled for 1 minute.

Question:
Im looking for an exercises that will be more challenging for my stomach other than a crunch.
Scott ' San Jose, CA
 
Answer:
Scott - - Abdominals are crucial to a good golf swing and help to eliminate low back problems. This exercise will add challenge to those ho hum crunches! Make your ab work more challenging by using a weighted ball.
 
Weighted Ball Crunch

Weight Ball Crunch

 
Repeat the exercise slow and controlled for 1 minute.
 
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 13 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.