Power Workout with Bosu Ball - Week 3

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Welcome to week 3 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 hamstrings and quadriceps which will give you a more stable base for your golf swing.
 
Balanced Power Squat
Place one foot atop the Bosu, the opposite on the floor and hold the power ball at shoulder height. Bending the knees slowly descend to a squat position as though you were sitting back in a chair. As you start to ascend press the foot atop the Bosu to propel yourself to place both feet atop the dome. Again descend to a squat position atop the dome. Exit to the opposite side and continue to repeat the action until you have reached 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 shoulder for more stability at the top of your backswing. Balancing on the ball will strengthen the core muscles.
 
Balanced Shoulder Lateral
Kneel on the Bosu atop the dome until your toes are off the ground. Grip the power ball in one hand. Flex the abdomen and glutes to maintain balance and slowly raise the power ball to shoulder height. 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.