Power Workout with Bosu Ball - Week 2

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Welcome to week 2 of our new series Power with the Bosu Ball! With my golf fitness classes you can improve your golf game and increase your fitness level! For this series we are using a weighted power ball and a balance Bosu ball. The weighted ball is 4 pounds and compact to hold in the palm of your hand. Its gel like shell allows you to grip the ball using an isometric method which helps to increase strength in the hands and forearms. This helps with your club control! When you incorporate the Bosu balance ball into your workouts, you improve balance, flexibility and coordination for your golf swing by calling on the core muscles of the body. Both can be purchased in the Pro Shop. If you are just joining please take a look at week 1 to catch up!
 
Take these simple steps before beginning:
 
Step 1: To determine your current fitness level, take the Fitness Analyzer at KellyBlackburn.com
Step 2: Print a copy of the training log.
Step 3: Each week you will have a new exercise. This is a progressive workout which means that every week you will perform the new exercise along with the exercise from weeks prior.
Step 4: Perform the workout 2-3 times a week for maximum results!
 
Here are the benefits you can receive from this series:
 
1. Improve balance
2. Increase flexibility
3. Improve coordination
4. Strengthen core muscles: abdominal, mid and lower back muscles
 
Increase core strength, balance and power behind the ball. BOSU Balance Trainer helps to strengthen and coordinate your body including the muscles that you don't see. BOSU Balance Trainer targets the core muscles of your body'those muscles around your abdominal and back area.
 
Lets get started!
 
Golf & Fitness Connection: This exercise strengthens the hip girdle and tricep muscles. Strong triceps will help the lead arm keep the swing on plane as you take the club back.
 
Tricep Bridge Extension

Lie face up on the Bosu trainer with your upper back, neck and heading resting on the Bosu. Hold the power ball in both hands and place the ball at the crown of your head with the elbows pointed upward. Flex the abdomen and glutes. Slowly lift the buttocks upward pressing through the heels while simultaneously extending the power ball upward working the triceps. Hold for a 4 second count and slowly return to the start position. Repeat for the recommended number of reps.
 

 
Recommended Reps:
Par Level:10 reps
Birdie Level:15 reps
Eagle Level:20 reps

 
Golf & Fitness Connection: This exercise strengthens the oblique muscles which assist with a better address position.
 
OBLIQUE

Position one side of your torso on the dome with your bottom leg bent and the top leg straight. Place one hand behind your head and the other on your opposite shoulder. Squeeze the muscles in the side of your torso to bring your shoulder towards your right hip Hold for a 4 second count and slowly return to the start position. Repeat for the recommended number of reps. Repeat to the opposite side.
 

 
Recommended Reps:
Par Level:10 reps
Birdie Level:15 reps
Eagle Level:20 reps

 
Kelly
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    Kelly Blackburn Health & FitnessEditor'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.