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Nine Things Golfers Should Know Before Taking Up Yoga

Yoga can enhance focus, flexibility and proprioception -- all things that can make you a better player.
Health & Fitness

Fitness Friday: The way you sit can hurt your golf swing

If you're sitting down as you read this, check your posture. Do your upper-back muscles feel stretched and your chest muscles feel relaxed? This hunched-over position is known as Kyphotic posture or C-posture, because it...
Friday, 11/28/2014 at 9:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Improving Your Posture

Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear offers a three-pronged attack to improving your posture and, in turn, improving your golf swing.
Health & Fitness

Fitness Friday: How to hit it flush with your driver

Even at golf's highest level, rarely is a player a great driver and a great iron player. It's either one or the other, because the body is required to do something different to flush a...
Friday, 11/14/2014 at 8:05AM
Health & Fitness

Fitness Friday: How to pure your irons

Even at golf's highest level, rarely is a player a great driver and a great iron player. It's either one or the other, because the body is required to do something different to flush a...
Friday, 11/7/2014 at 7:00AM
Health & Fitness

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
Health & Fitness

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
Health & Fitness

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
Health & Fitness

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
Fitness Friday

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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