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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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Fitness Friday: 42 ways to get fit

The Golf Channel's Holly Sonders knows the importance of staying fit. (Photo by Finlay Mackay)By Ron KaspriskePeople always seem to get better results with fitness when they have a rallying cry. Whether it's getting ready for...
Friday, 2/7/2014 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Fix your swing in the gym

By Ron KaspriskeIf you keep hitting the same bad shot over and over, there's a good chance your body is preventing you from fixing the problem. Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@Ben_Shear), who trains...
Friday, 11/29/2013 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: The Five Worst Exercises For Golfers

By Ron Kaspriske Your heart is in the right place. You want to be stronger, healthier, and play better golf. But if you're anything like the typical gym goers that Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben...
Friday, 10/25/2013 at 7:00AM
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