Rarely, if ever, do you have a flat lie on the golf course, so it is important to practice your swing on sloping lies to develop feel and stability. The CardioGolf™ ‘Slope’ is curved like a fairway slope. You can vary the angle you place your foot to practice various sloping lies.
Simply taking practice swings with your stance at different levels can help prepare you for how it will feel on the golf course. Use the CardioGolf™ Slope to simulate a downhill lie. You can use the CardioGolf™ Slope to simulate a downhill, uphill and sidehill lies.
A Note from Karen-Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professional-I developed the CardioGolf™ Slope to help golfers practice uphill and downhill lies, but it is also a great tool for exercise. You can do a variety of traditional low-impact exercises as well as strength, balance, core and even upper body exercises.
According to studies, surfaces like concrete and treadmills present us with essentially simple ways to move. The continual flat surface creates repetitive motions in our joints and muscles, so movement patterns become locked into one direction.
We neglect wider ranges of motion that would happen on unstable surfaces. Whereas walking on uneven ground continually shifts our center of gravity, meaning we have to work harder to continually come back to balance in the midline, and this has a deeper engagement through the core and the whole of our fascial, muscle and skeletal systems.
The difference between a standard flat fitness step and my CardioGolf™ Slope is the curvature of the platform. You almost never have a completely flat lie on the golf course, whether you are walking on the fairway or hitting a shot, so it is important to rehearse swinging on a sloping lie as well as walking on a sloped surface.
In the CardioGolf™ Fitness System, we use the CardioGolf™ Slope to do swing drills, but also we use it to do low impact cardio, strength, balance exercises.
CardioGolf™ Online Studio is a virtual golf and fitness platform packed with a variety of workouts to help golfers, of all levels, improve their golf games and get a great workout at the same time.
Professional golfers know the importance of athletic development for golf. As a recreational golfer, you may not have the time to train like an elite athlete, but by simply adding a few swing drills into your daily routine, you can dramatically improve your game. And you don’t have to go to the golf course or driving range, you can do these exercises at home by watching CardioGolf™ Online Studio. Go to Cardiogolf.com to start a free trial.
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