Practicing at the range is the best way to improve your game, but if you have a swing fault, adding more repetitions will cause you to ingrain those troublesome issues into your muscle memory.
CardioGolf, is a program designed to give you a battery of exercises to improve your body movement and swing technique. By consistently, repeating golf swing exercises without the judgement of where the ball is going, you can accelerate your improvement on the golf course. As an added bonus, these moves will also help you work towards your fitness goals and improve your posture.
Add these movements to your practice regimen until they appear in your swing comfortably and naturally for you on the golf course by taking the #CardioGolfChallenge:
Swing drills reinforce sound mechanics and help you get you into positions you may not otherwise be able to get into when you swing on your own.
Break down the full swing into smaller easier to execute these moves. As you master them, they’ll get ingrained into your real swing and become second nature.
Lunge exercises are a wonderful way to add strength and firmness in your lower body. The twisting move also teaches you to rotate over the resistance of your lower body, a movement you need in the golf swing.
As golfers, we spend a lot of time hunched over, so it’s important to do stretches that elongate the spine to counterbalance the ill-effects of being hunched over for long periods of time.
The cross crawl activates both sides of the brain as you move in two different directions, challenging your balance and coordination.
Resistance-band training can help you boost stamina, flexibility, range of motion that benefit your golf swing and are a great alternative for golfers who don’t want to use free weights or machines. Adjust the intensity by giving the band more or less slack. Your muscles will quickly adapt to movements you do often, which is why adding variety to your workouts is key for challenging your muscles.
The rotational aspect of the movement will help you strengthen the muscles around the core on both sides of the body. Although you swing the club in only one direction, you need to train the muscles on both sides of the body.
A wonderful exercise to help counteract “coming over the top”. This drill will train proper movement and tone muscles in the hips, shoulders and chest. Start by doing this exercise in slow motion and pick up the pace until you can swing at normal speed.
This stretch will open the chest and stretch your shoulders and back at the same time.
This exercise will help improve balance and teach you to dissociate your upper body from your lower body.
This drill utilizes the grip of a golf club to mimic the backswing and forward motion to help prevent “coming over the top”.
Use this drill to mimic the correct full swing motion until it is ingrained into your muscle memory.
If you’re working on a aspect in your backswing, slowly pull your arms back to the top of your swing, focusing on the motion and returning to address.