If you want to Shave Strokes off your Golf Game… Fitness is the Key

November 24, 2009

If you want to Shave Strokes off your Golf Game… Fitness is the Key

A proper Fitness Program focusing on stretching, flexibility and strength improvement may be just what you need to shape up that golf score for spring. Try the following exercises and watch that golf score and your friends jaws drop!

Victoria’s first golf lesson with John
Blathome of Peter Jacobsen Productions.

Stretching: Use these stretches daily and before each round to improve flexibility.

Neck Rotation – Gently turn you head left then to the right. Extend as far as you can in each direction without turning your torso.
Shoulder Stretch – Cross your right arm in front of your body and grab your right elbow with your left hand. Pull the right arm across the body under the chin. Repeat other side.
Chest Stretch – Clasp your hands behind your back and pull your shoulder blades together.
Forward Trunk Flexion – Stand tall and slowly bend forward at the waist reaching for your feet. Bend you knees if you have to and DO NOT Bounce.
Trunk Rotation – Standing tall rotate your upper body at the waist to the left as far as you can, you can use a wall or chair to help pull the stretch further. Repeat other side.
Trunk Side Bend Stretch – Stand with feet shoulder width apart and right arm raised in the air. Slowly bend to the left, leaning toward the ground. Use your left leg and arm for support. Repeat other side.

“Do the Q” with PJP and Victoria Johnson!
Strength Training: 2 – 3 times per week using light hand weights 2 – 5 pounds to start.

Shoulder Press – Sit on a chair and start with dumbbells at shoulder level. Slowly press the weights overhead touching them directly above the head. Perform 10 times.
Biceps Curl – Sitting an a chair, start with arms hanging down at your side. Slowly curl the weight up to your shoulder using the biceps muscle then lower to start position. Perform 10 times.
Triceps Press – Sitting in a chair, hold one dumbbell directly overhead with both hands. DO NOT lock your elbows. Slowly lower the weight behind your head keeping your head straight and not extending your chin forward bending at the elbows then raise weight to start position. Perform 10 times.

For a more advanced strength training program you will want to consult a professional trainer in your area.

Good Luck on the Links …

About the Author:Victoria Johnson is the nation’s premier Health & Fitness and Wealth & Spirit “activist.” Victoria is the owner and president of Victoria Johnson Intl., a personal training, consulting, marketing and management company. She is not only a fitness guru, she’s a born and bred entrepreneur. She believes everyone should be healthy and prosperous. She has produced and starred in over 24 award-winning exercise and dance fitness DVD’s and videos, produced and starred in her own television show entitled “Victoria’s Body Shoppe” and most recently authored her third book, Body Revival, Lose Weight, Feel Great and Pump Up Your Faith! 

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