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Fitness Friday: Stronger hips = Longer drives

Watch Rory McIlroy hit a tee shot (see below) and you can't help but notice how fast his hips rotate counterclockwise when he starts his downswing. They look like they snap toward the target, leaving...
Friday, 5/29/2015 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: A refresher on deadlifts

Deadlifts are often regarded as one of the best exercises for anyone, but they're particularly helpful for golfers since they improve strength or functionality in a number of areas of the body needed to make...
Friday, 5/22/2015 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: A Refresher On Deadlifts

Deadlifts are often regarded as one of the best exercises for anyone, particularly golfers, since they improve strength and functionality in a number of areas of the body needed to make a good golf swing: the legs, back, hips, butt, arms and hands. Strength-training expert Mike Boyle provides a quick tutorial on the deadlift.
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Fitness Friday: Why you should be doing chops

There are many variations of the exercise called chops. As you might imagine, the movement gets its name from the similarity it has with motion needed to swing an axe. The reason why chops are...
Friday, 5/15/2015 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Improving your shoulder turn

One of the biggest differences between the swings of a high-handicapper and a better player is the way the shoulders rotate. Poorer players tend to rotate their shoulders back and through level with the ground....
Friday, 5/8/2015 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Improving Your Shoulder Turn

One of the biggest differences between the swings of a high-handicapper and a better player is the way the shoulders rotate. Golf-and-fitness instructor Karen Palacios-Jansen demonstrates a swing drill and an exercise to get the shoulders to turn properly.
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Fitness Friday: A cool new way to work out

In the May fitness issue of Golf Digest—the one with Lexi Thompson on the cover—our resident expert Ben Shear (@ben_shear) put a fresh spin on an old workout concept to develop a new and beneficial...
Friday, 5/1/2015 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Everything you need to know to protect your knees

Knee injuries aren't terribly common in golf, but knee pain is. Whether it's an overuse issue from walking several miles or excess stress and strain from performing athletic movements on unstable terrain, golfers put their...
Friday, 4/24/2015 at 8:00AM
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Fitness Friday: Is your low testosterone level affecting your driving distance?

If you're not hitting the ball as far as you used to, you can blame your ball, clubs or swing--or all three. But Dr. Ara Suppiah says the reason could be more primal: "As we...
Friday, 4/17/2015 at 7:00AM
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Fitness Friday: The importance of single-leg exercise for golf

After viewing a demonstration video of me exercising on one leg last year, a good friend of mine couldn't help but take a shot: "I like the video," he said. "But when do you need...
Friday, 4/3/2015 at 7:30AM
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