Power Workout with Bosu Ball - Week 8

By Kelly BlackburnAugust 14, 2007, 4:00 pm
Welcome to week 8 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 increases better 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 1-7 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 chest and hip girdle for upper body balance and lower body strength.
Chest Flye Bridge
Lie face up on the Bosu trainer with your upper back, neck and heading resting on the Bosu. Hold the power ball in one hand and extend your arm to the side at shoulder height. Flex the abdomen and glutes. Slowly lift the buttocks upward pressing through the heels while simultaneously pressing the power ball upward working the chest. 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 torso for more core strength. It will also strengthen the shoulder girdle for more stability at the top of your back swing.
Torso Rotation
Kneel atop the Bosu dome and hold the power ball in the palm of both hands. Flex the abdomen and glutes; raise the power ball to shoulder height and slowly rotate to one side. Hold for a few seconds and slowly return to the start position. Continue to repeat the action until you have reached the recommended number of reps. Repeat to the opposite side.

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

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