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Hola.

 

So I have a regime where I do 15 sit ups, 30pushups, a flow of yoga inspired stretches (with help from my wife) and 60 "lunge with a twist" (with 8pound medicine ball) exercises everyday I don't make it to the gym. Are their any other exercises you all can recommend to stregthen and "limberize" myself?

 

Any thoughts or recommendaitons? What do you all do "at home" and with what tools (weights etc)?

 

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yea the quickie drill seems pretty good. before i do anything golf related i do 25 pushups (it used to be like 10 or 15 and ive gotten stronger since). but at home as far as exercises i do hammer curls, see new golf digest for details, some tricep extensions, pushups, sit ups, and jumpies. jumpies are little exercises that help with your spring in your legs and it overall keeps things stable, it is a thing the crew ppl do here in FL and you just jump up and down and stay on the balls of your feet and go down as far as you can each time.

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Get yourself one of those exercise balls and a few light dumbells. There are tons of great exercises you can with those things right in your living room.

 

I sit on it and watch TV so when there's a commercial I can bust out some crunches or something.

 

Here's a few exercises I recommend using these "swiss balls":

 

- The best one is the pushup. You can do regular pushups with your feet up on the ball...that's pretty good but if you really want to get stronger put your hands on the ball and your feet on the floor...adjust the width of your hands as necessary and you might have to start out on your knees (this is very very hard at first). Just try to do pushups...your chest, shoulders, arms and core have to work very very hard to keep you balanced. After about 10 pushups (if you can even do that many) it will feel like you did 50 pushups. Once you get the hang of it go ahead and get up on your toes like a regular pushup...this is extremely difficult at first but once you've mastered it you know that you have built up some good strong core muscles. Then if you want to get really tricky you can lift one leg up in the air...this makes it even harder to keep your balance and I can't even do them like this yet.

 

- The staple is the basic crunch. On an exercise ball it's not only more comfortable than lying on the floor but it's also better for you and helps isolate the stomach muscles more.

 

- lay on your back and hold the ball between your knees. now do leg lifts, try to lift your legs, knees, and the ball up off the floor like a reverse crunch and go as high as you can. Try to pick your butt of the floor and then slowly go back down. This is another great core exercise and will really burn out your abs.

 

- Lay on the ball on your side and do side crunches.

 

- Kneel on the ball and just try to hold your balance...once you've mastered this you can add a few small dumbells to your hands and do shoulder presses or raises while balancing on the ball.

 

I could go on and on but basically these exercise balls are awesome and easy to use. The only limits are from your own imagination and every exercise you do on them is multiplied because you have to use more muscles to keep your balance. All of this balance work equates to building a stronger core....a stronger core equates to a more balanced and powerful golf swing.

 

Good luck.

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Great advise from jportz.

 

The swiss ball is the essential golf work out tool. It's really all you need. A few weeks ago Titleist Performance Institute had a whole show on working out with just the Swiss ball.

 

jportz mentioned most of the exercises on it, but there are few more that are TOUGH! I saved the episode on my Tivo and do it twice a week, it kicks my @#! if you take on the advanced one.

 

There's no reason why you can't get into great shape doing this work out three times a week and running twice. Also, Swiss balls are cheap, $20 at Walmart.

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Thanks TMFan...that show was were I got most of the ideas. That was a great show and I wish I would've recorded it myself. Those pushups are so hard...I'm a strong guy, I work out regularly and when I tried those pushups I just about fell over and killed myself. My wife was cracking up at me.

 

The swiss ball is awesome though....every golfer should have one. Even if you don't like to work out they're great for laying back on and stretching out the old back.

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