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Health & Fitness

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
Health & Fitness

How to stop topping shots

True story: A teaching pro was trying to get one of his students to stop hitting shots where the club made contact with the top half of the ball. This golfer either topped or chunked...
Wednesday, 4/22/2015 at 8:00AM
Health & Fitness

Fitness Friday: Two great exercises for your downswing

Synchronicity in the downswing—the kinematic sequence—is extremely important if you want to hit great golf shots. Most golfers know that the lower body should lead the action in the downswing—especially important is getting the hips...
Friday, 2/20/2015 at 7:00AM
fitness

Fitness Friday: Two Great Exercises For Your Downswing

Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrates two variations of an exercise that will improve synchronicity in your downswing and also add more power to your shots.
Health & Fitness

Fitness Friday: Is your workout bad for your back?

Perhaps the biggest misconception in terms of training for a better golf game is that your back— particularly the lower back—needs to be more mobile. Trying to increase the range of motion in your lower...
Friday, 10/10/2014 at 7:00AM
Health & Fitness

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
Golf Instruction

Mike Bender: Snap Your Swing For Distance

How to get a power boost at impact—like the pros do.
August 2014
Fitness Friday

Fitness Friday: Work the hips and glutes (for a change)

By Ron Kaspriske The muscles around your hip joints and pelvic girdle are the unsung heroes of your golf game. They provide power, stability and protection when you play. But often they are neglected...
Friday, 6/6/2014 at 7:00AM
coaches-instructors

Shortcuts from Tom Watson - Hit Every Chip Solid

When you swing, kick in that right knee even more. This will help keep your lower body active, and you'll hit down on the ball to produce a quality chip shot.
Golf Instruction / Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness: Focus on the three Hs

To make an athletic swing and help stay injury-free, you need to strengthen your hips, keep your hamstrings flexible, and avoid a hunchback. Fitness instructor Don Saladino offers six exercises to improve your fitness.
July 2010
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