Individual Cardio and Endurance Exercises

Individual Cardio and Endurance Exercises

The American Heart Association recommends that everyone reach a minimum of 30 minutes of some form of cardiovascular exercise 5 to 7 days per week.

Golf, although not thought of a strenuous activity, requires a higher level of fitness than most people would think.

Firstly, in a single round, a golfer will swing an estimated average of 300 swings (including practice swings). And they may even walk eight thousand yards which is the equivalent of four to five miles.

Secondly, swinging a club over and over again twists the neck, back, shoulders and arms unnaturally. So the physical stress loads become substantial, therefore overall fitness and endurance play a critical role in the game.

Thirdly, stronger, fitter, more flexible athletes hit a ball further and straighter. They have better touch around the greens. They also respond better under pressure, in the closing holes, for example, then do their weaker counterparts.

Add short bursts of ‘cardio’ exercises into your daily routine to improve your endurance like this lateral side shuffle over the CardioGolf Slope.

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Individual Cardio and Endurance Exercises
  • 1-minute Cardio Kick

  • 2-minute Lunge with Knee Drive

    In CardioGolf, we do a variety of lunges in different planes of motion. This lunge with knee drive works the muscles differently than the forward and side lunge. All are good to help increase strength and mobility in lower lower body.

  • 1-minute Jump Rotation

  • 1-minute Side Shuffle with Twist

    If you are looking for more power in your swing, then you want to increase the separation between your upper and lower body. Your ability to wind your upper body over the resistance of your lower body helps create a rubber band effect that creates speed on the downswing. This exercise has all th...

  • 1-minute Jog with Exercise Ball Above Head

    Aerobic exercise also known as "cardio"- is when oxygenated blood is pumped by the heart to muscles in the body. The term aerobic actually means "with oxygen," which means that breathing controls the amount of oxygen that can make it to the muscles to help them burn fuel and move. You can incre...

  • 2-minute Lateral Bounding

    Your ability to create power comes from your lower body. If you are lacking power in your golf swing, it could be from a faulty weight shift. Using only arms in your golf swing, restricts your power and causes a variety of mis-hits. Learning to shift your weight is key to adding power into your...

  • 1-minute Jumping Jacks

    Another important aspect of your golf game is to stay strong throughout your round. Jumping jacks can not only help you build endurance, but can also strengthen your legs, core and arms.

    Stand straight with feet together holding a golf club.
    Jump your feet out as you press the golf club over ...

  • 2-minute Side Toe Tap

    This routine will help you develop strength and balance for your lower body. Having great balance and strength in your legs allows you to drive through the ball onto your target side at impact and into a well-balanced follow-through position for more power. This exercise is to help build a powerf...

  • 2-minute Shuffle, Change Direction and Twist

    If you are looking for more power in your swing, then you want to increase the separation between your upper and lower body. Your ability to wind your upper body over the resistance of your lower body helps create a rubber band effect that creates speed on the downswing. This exercise has all th...

  • 2-minute Tilted Helicopter Arms

    One of the keys to keep the club on plane to hit consistent shots is to maintain your spine angle throughout your swing. The shoulders to turn perpendicular to the spine, so from forward tilted position you create, from bending at the hips during address, the shoulders actually tilt as they turn....

  • 2-minute Forward Toe Tap

    To progress and improve your fitness throughout the years, you need to change your routine up every few months to keep your system stimulated. Here are some suggestions on Progression

    Learn each exercise to perfection. Continue to work on your form.
    To get stronger: increase the resistance and a...

  • 1.20 minute-Cross Crawl-Golf Fitness Exercise

    CardioGolf cardiovascular/muscular endurance exercises are to help you increase your muscular and cardiovascular endurance. These exercises will not only tone your muscles, but will help you increase your heart rate to increase your stamina and endurance on and off the golf course. The cross craw...

  • 1.36 Speed Skater Lunges

    If you are looking to generate more power in your golf swing, you need to be able to move your hips through full range of motion. You also need to have good strength in your hamstrings, quadricep muscles and core. This exercise hits all those areas.

    Stand in a modified golf stance using a club ...