Welcome to week 9 of our Q & A top ten. Many of you email me weekly with questions regarding your fitness routine and how it relates to your golf game. Ive narrowed those questions down to a top ten! For 10 weeks Ill answer your questions so be sure to read the Fitness section of The Golf Channel each week to see if your question made the top ten! You can find all of the training aids used to demonstrate the exercises in the golf fitness Pro Shop. If you are just joining us, review Weeks 1-8 to see if your question has been answered!
Question: Kelly ' Im seeing a decline in my balance and I need an exercise that can help.
Steve N '
Answer: Steve ' Heres an exercise that will strengthen your core muscles therefore improving balance. Adding the upper body movement will increase the intensity of the exercise and add upper arm strength. By keeping these areas balanced and strong, you can create more power to your swing!
Balanced Knee Lift
Place both feet center of the Bosu dome gripping the power ball in one hand. Flex the abdomen, and lift the arm holding the ball overhead while lifting the knee of the opposite leg. Return to the start position. Repeat for the recommended number of reps. Repeat to the
Par Level:10 reps
Birdie Level:15 reps
Eagle Level:20 reps
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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.