The Side-Lunge Workout

Karen Palacios-Jansen, one of Golf Digest's 50 Best Women Teachers in America, demonstrates exercises you can incorporate into your workout routine or do before a round to make a bigger, better turn.

Released on 12/5/2013

Credits

Starring: Karen Palacios-Jansen

Transcript

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So this first exercise involves doing a side lunge.
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And when you get into a side lunge position, make sure
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that your knee doesn't go to the outside
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of your toes.
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Keep them on the inside of your foot like this.
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Extend your arms and you're going to rotate your
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upper body as far as you can to one side
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and then rotate it to the other side.
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So you can do this as a dynamic warm up
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to help increase your rotation, also helps
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open up your hip and build strength in your legs.
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This next exercise, you want to get into the side
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lunge position again.
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This time you're going to tilt your upper body
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and then you're going to rotate so that your
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fingertips touch the ground like this and
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your other arm extends.
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So this time you're going to hold the position
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like a yoga pose for about 10-15 seconds
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and the idea is to get a much deeper lunge.
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You will really feel this in your hips, this will
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help strengthen your core and give you a nice deep stretch
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in your upper body and in your hips.
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So those two exercises can really help your ability
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to rotate in a golf swing.
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