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Fitness Friday: How to stop lunging at the ball

Power generation in the golf swing comes from a combination of sequential body movements while using ground force as leverage. Unfortunately, many high-handicap players rely on their instincts a little too much when it comes...
Friday, 10/17/2014 at 7:00AM
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Your fitness questions answered

If you have a golf-and-fitness related question, tweet it to me @ronkaspriske. Here are some recent questions answered.@golfguitarist: I struggle with early extension on the downswing. Are weak glutes and hamstrings the culprit?A: Early extension, which...
Wednesday, 10/1/2014 at 8:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Jump and turn for power

You know that really athletic kid in the gym who you see repeatedly jumping onto a high platform from a standing position? He's doing something called a box jump, and it's part of a family...
Friday, 9/26/2014 at 6:29AM
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Fitness Friday: How to swing like Rory (the sequel)

In response to feedback received on my recent Fitness Friday post "How to swing like Rory," I went back to Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@ben_shear) for more tips on how to emulate what...
Friday, 8/29/2014 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Think twice before you use ice

The acronym RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) has been a prescription for treating soft-tissue injuries since the late 1970s. Golfers with sore knees, sprained ankles and elbow tendinitis know it well. But some health experts...
Friday, 8/15/2014 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: How to swing like Rory

By Ron Kaspriske If you wonder why golfers such as Rory McIlroy can routinely rip drives in excess of 330 yards— despite weighing less than 170 pounds—the answer can be found in kinesiology. McIlroy, like...
Friday, 8/8/2014 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Are you giving away yardage?

By Ron Kaspriske Your abdominal oblique muscles, on the sides of your belly, have an important function in the golf swing. They help you maintain your address posture as your trunk rotates, which is critical...
Friday, 7/11/2014 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Hit it farther with this lower-body workout

By Ron Kaspriske You need stable legs to make a powerful swing. "All good golfers push against the ground with their legs to get their hips and upper bodies turning powerfully through the shot," says...
Friday, 6/20/2014 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Can you do a jumping split squat?

By Ron KaspriskeYou’re looking at LPGA Tour pro Ryann O’Toole, 27, who routinely performs this exercise—a jumping split squat with a twist—at her gym in Orlando. “It’s a power exercise,” says trainer Ben Shear (@ben_shear),...
Friday, 5/16/2014 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Training with a medicine ball

By Ron KaspriskeThere’s a widely believed theory—known as the principle of least effort—and it might explain why so many people struggle to make good golf swings. The theory suggests, in part, that people instinctively choose...
Friday, 5/2/2014 at 7:02AM
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