Friday, August 10, 2007

Golf Fitness Preview on the Vortex

Here it is...as promised yesterday - a video preview of a golf-fitness workout on the Vortex Equipment. Keep in mind this is only a 2-minute preview, your session at the fitness center will be an hour.

A quick description:

There are 4 different exercises. Each one was done for 1 set of 10 repetitions. The important thing(s) for you to notice are the limited amount of time it takes to switch from exercise to the next. How much work gets done with limited movement from one area to another, and how incorporating one piece of equipment (the BOSU) completely changes the exercise.

The four exercises demonstrated below are:

  1. Squats on BOSU with overhead press
  2. Trunk rotations with stability ball (right and left side)
  3. Alternating high rows on BOSU
  4. Swing exercise

With only these four exercises, we worked on:

  • muscular strength - obviously by pushing, pulling, lifting and twisting the weights
  • stability - notice, too how my feet are constantly moving when standing on the BOSU trainer
  • posture - staying in correct posture is tough work when performing exercises like these
  • balance - see comment on stability, the feet constantly moving really shifts your center of gravity
  • core - the abdominals are almost constantly engaged and they get an extra workout when doing the rotations and swing exercise
  • coordination - reaching out, twisting and pulling all while attempting to keep correct posture AND perform the exercise correctly is a tremendous challenge to your coordination.

All of these are important components of your golf-specific fitness program.

The equipment used was minimal: a stability ball, BOSU trainer, golf handle made by Gene Mitchell and, of course, the Pro Trainer II's from Vortex.




Now that you've seen it and are ready to try it for yourself, register here.

Oh...and post your comments below.

12 comments:

GolfProductReviewBlog.com said...

I like how you show that the Vortex can be used for such a variety of exercises with golf fitness clients. I personally use my Vortex in every one of my golf clients' routines and find it to be one of the best and most versatile pieces of equipment to help golfers improve their fitness.

Anonymous said...

You do not really have to be that fit to play golf but it certainly does help, flexibility plays a big part, but if you are a senior golfer i would highly recomend a Callaway FTI square headed driver fitted with a regular shaft and at least 10 to 12 degrees of loft.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a cable machine on steroids. Why couldn't anyone do these same exercises on a Free Motion, Lifefitness, cybex dual pulley or the like?? The golf handle looks curious.

chrisford said...

Excellent training. I would have a problem with the overhead press exercise with shoulder issues, but overall a great workout. I will incorporate some of the ideas in my workout. Thanks. http://golfasasenior.blogspot.com

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hi Dr. Sekula you have made such nice post.as you mentioned 4 exercises:-

1. Squats on BOSU with overhead press
2. Trunk rotations with stability ball (right and left side)
3. Alternating high rows on BOSU
4. Swing exercise

i think these are the most important exercise to make yourself fit but continuity is the essential part.

any ways...thanks for provide us such a nice information.

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