I played golf at the crack of dawn this morning.  It was so early, even the dew wasn’t ready to be swept.  The tournament I am playing in is the West Seattle Amateur, and it is by far one of my favorite events of the year.  I’m using it this time around as a warm up for the PNGA Mid Am that starts on Monday.

On weeks like this where I am going to be playing a lot of golf, it is so important to keep my body running at it’s best.  For me that means working on some stability every day.  This evening I did a variation on the Bird Dog that definitely got the job done in terms of targeting my shoulders, core and body control.

Keys to this awesome exercise:

  • Start in a solid Bird Dog position, knees under hips, wrists under shoulders and spine in neutral
  • Begin by taking small steps forward with your hands
  • You want to feel as though your hips are falling with you
  • As you lower your body, focus on maintaining neutral spine and control throughout the motion
  • Lower as far as your body will let you without losing posture and then return to the starting position
  • Start with 2 sets of 10 reps

On another note, how cute are my shorts?  I just picked them up at Athleta this week and I am loving them!  If you haven’t made your way to their website or store, this is a great week to do so, they are having an awesome sale!

See you all tomorrow……..S

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