Welcome to week 24 of this series. 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, weighted club 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 Stretch Trainer which can be purchased 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 1-23 to catch up!
Let’s get started!
Golf & Fitness Connection: Flexible quadriceps improves balance during the golf swing.
Start: Sit with your legs extended, feet upright and wrap the center of the stretch trainer across the right ball the foot. Sit upright holding on to both loops of the stretch trainer with the right hand.
Action: Slowly roll down onto the left side while simultaneously bending the right knee and pulling the right foot to the buttocks.
Finish: Grab both loops behind the head and gently pull upward to create the stretch. Release the tension and repeat, but the second time increase the stretch.
Tips: Keep tension on the stretch trainer to prevent slack in the transition.
Once you find a comfortable stretch - hold for 30 seconds. Repeat to the opposite side.
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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.