Get Maximum Distance Off the Tee with Total Gym

Today’s blog is for my Total Gym Golfers. Master Trainer JayDee here with a dynamic exercise routine that will help you increase club head speed and start crushing your drives to the jaw-dropping dismay of all your golfing buddies. But first……

I hope this blog finds you and your loved ones healthy and peaceful during this weird, pandemic time. I have never been so grateful to have my own home gym. All I need is my Total Gym, my elliptical and I’m set. I’ve always said I can emulate any piece of equipment in any gym with one machine. Hence the perfect name - Total Gym.

Golf and Social Distancing

We all have to be diligent but, in my opinion, golf is a great option during this social distancing time. You can play by yourself and get some well needed exercise and time outdoors. I would say, “a nice slice of sanity” but it’s golf we’re talking about, so never a given! A lot of golf courses have remained open and the PGA just announced it will be starting up on June 11th at The Colonial in Texas with no fans. But man, it will be so nice to see live sports on TV! Can I get an Amen?

Training muscles for the perfect golf swing

My dad put a golf club in my hands at age 3 and I enjoyed a successful competitive run as an amateur. Today, I am passionate about combining my golf experience with my love and knowledge of fitness to help my fellow golfers. Let’s get to it team!

In the golf swing, as with so many sports, the power comes from your legs. If you doubt me, try hitting a golf ball (or throwing a ball or a punch) with your legs together and see how far you can hit it. Next, all that power generated from your legs has to travel through a strong, stable core to get to the upper body to create maximum club head speed. So today’s workout will feature the legs and core. will also add one of my favorite Pilates exercise to increase your spinal mobility and upper body fluidity for added club head speed and to reduce back aches and pains often resulting from the rigorous torque of the golf swing.

If you’re like me, working the legs is not happy news. Most of my life, I have loathed leg day. Many of us would rather pump the guns and look good in our short sleeve shirts or sleeveless dresses. Heck, we can always cover up our twigs with pants. I’m sure you’re now comically picturing “that guy” in the gym with a jacked upper body and skinny little chicken legs. Don’t be that guy!

As usual, I have taken advantage of the incredible versatility of the Total Gym and created a dynamic, multi-tasking, super-set filled, time-saving workout. Here it is:

Total Gym Golfer’s Workout


1. Squats - to warm up the legs 2. Roll Ups and Roll Downs - to warm up the core and spine


Single Leg Squat with Oblique Twist


Two legs, skiing motion, single leg, single leg skiing, alternating single leg, hop scotch, etc. Get creative and have FUN! I did an entire blog on these. Check it out:



1. Sprinter Start
2. Superman - Superwoman - Super-person!

Bottom line: If you want to add some serious distance to your game, strengthen your legs and core. Check out the video for the perfect program, done on your awesome Total Gym, in the clean, healthy, privacy of your own home. No need to measure out six feet!

After you build your leg and core power on your Total Gym, maximize your club head speed using my proven CoreGolf Fitness program to increase your flexibility and range of motion. Get it on Amazon: CoreGolf Fitness or on my website.

Then hit the links and “Grip it and Rip it!”

JayDee Cutting III, MBA

JayDee Cutting III, MBA is an Educator for the American Council On Exercise and holds 12 fitness certifications including Pilates, yoga, personal training, lifestyle and weight management. JayDee is a Total Gym master trainer and spokesmodel since 2004. He lectured and taught wellness at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Spa and is featured in over 10 fitness DVDs and over 40 fitness television programs. He developed his own Coregolf Fitness Program and founded the NiceDogYoga Company. His mission statement is: “My passion is inspiring people to enhance their lives through wellness, creating healthier, happier, higher qualities of life.”

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