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Fitness Friday: The painless warm-up for golf and the gym (part 3)

If you're looking for an easy way to prep your muscles, tendons and ligaments for either your workout or a round of golf, Golf Digest Fitness Advisor Ben Shear (@ben_shear) has a simple routine that...
Friday, 6/19/2015 at 7:00AM
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The painless warm-up for golf and the gym (part 2)

Last Friday Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@Ben_Shear) showed you the first of three exercises he uses to get his clients prepped for either a workout or a round of golf. The goal is...
Wednesday, 6/17/2015 at 8:00AM
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A painless way to warm up (for the gym or golf!)

Many fitness experts think it's a mistake to prepare for a workout or round of golf by doing long-hold stretches. Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@Ben_Shear) says you do want to stretch your muscles...
Friday, 6/12/2015 at 7:00AM

Fitness Friday: Step-And-Reach Exercise

Over the next week, Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear will reveal how he gets his athletes ready for action using three basic exercises. The first is called the "step-and-reach" and it's designed to activate the muscles on the back side of the body. Alternate stepping and reaching with each side of the body for a few minutes.
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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

All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson has the same warm up routine as Miguel Angel Jimenez

At Opening Day yesterday afternoon, Donaldson was spotted gyrating his knees (for long enough to tell he knew what he was doing) in front of the visiting dugout at a packed Yankee Stadium, before the...
Tuesday, 4/7/2015 at 2:14PM
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Fitness Friday: Another study finds stretching to be ineffective

Poor, poor stretching. Once considered a staple to preparation for any sports activities, stretching has been singled out many times in recent years for its ineffectiveness in helping to prime the body for the rigors...
Friday, 12/5/2014 at 7:00AM
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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
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Fitness Friday: Stretching for people who don't like stretching

By Ron Kaspriske I very rarely do long-hold stretches before I play golf. I prefer muscle-activation exercises. I want my muscles to fire when they're needed, and I believe stretching them for long periods...
Friday, 7/18/2014 at 7:00AM
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May showers bring more hours ... of golf

By Ron Kaspriske OK, so you’re not going to work out, let alone warm-up your muscles before you play. Rather than lecture you, Golf Digest fitness advisor Randy Myers (@RandyMyers_) suggests you at least...
Saturday, 5/17/2014 at 7:05AM
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