These days we are all watching our dollars closely and diversifying our investments. Your golf game deserves the same attention. Investing in good equipment, professional lessons and time on the range is just the beginning. Taking time to invest in your fitness regimen for your game is budget friendly and a great return on your investment of time.
It’s important to structure your golf fitness program to enhance your overall performance on and off the course. Focus on stabilization work by using several muscle groups. Implement fitness tools which allow you to move your body in a more functional setting. These include stability balls, weighted balls, balance boards, traditional dumbbells and the benefit of using your own bodyweight. All of these tools are budget friendly and are compact to travel with you! We will be using these tools to increase strength, flexibility, power and balance for your game.
This week we will be using the PowerCord which can be purchased at your local sporting goods store or online in the Golf Fitness Pro Shop.
Don’t forget to print a progress chart to note each exercise and the number of repetitions. We will add a new exercise each week and your goal will be to complete each of them 2-3 times a week! If you are just joining us, see weeks one and two to catch up!
Strengthen Your Quadriceps
|This exercise strengthens the quadriceps to create a stable foundation for the golf swing.|
Start: Place both feet center of the tubing and raise the handles upward making a goal post position with the arms to create resistance.
Action: Slowly descend as though you’re sitting back in a chair and keep the feet together. It should take you to the count of 4 to get to a comfortable position. Now hold for 4 counts.
Finish: Slowly return to the start position for 4 counts and repeat.
Par Level: 10 reps
Birdie Level: 15 reps
Eagle Level: 20 reps
If you have questions about your current golf fitness level, take the Fitness Analyzer on KellyBlackburn.com
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.