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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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Sometimes stretching won't help

By Ron KaspriskeIf you've followed my fitness posts for some time, then you probably know I'm a huge fan of Ben Shear (@ben_shear) and his take on exercise physiology. For those of you who don't...
Saturday, 4/26/2014 at 6:58AM
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Fitness Friday: Build a better launching pad

By Ron Kaspriske Most golfers think that the lower body needs to be really active during the downswing. But at some point, the lower body must stabilize to let the shoulders, arms, hands and clubhead...
Friday, 3/21/2014 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Adjusting your ticker

By Ron KaspriskeTo maintain good heart health, the American Academy of Sports Medicine recommends exercising three times a week, for a minimum of 30 minutes, at a heart rate 60 percent of your maximum.The...
Friday, 2/21/2014 at 7:00AM
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