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 BOSU 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 the previous weeks to catch up!
Balanced Knee Lift
|This exercise strengthens the hip girdle and core muscles which will add power to your swing.|
Start: Place both feet center of the Bosu dome gripping the power ball in one hand.
Action: 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 opposite side.
Finish: Return to the start position. Repeat for the recommended number of reps. Repeat to the opposite side.
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.