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Fit at 50

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Lesson 1: Introduction and Weight-Loss Plan

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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Instead of lamenting your loss of distance or rising scores, take charge and fight the effects of age on your golf game. Golf Digest Fitness Editor Ron Kaspriske introduces a comprehensive system for improving your fitness in three critical areas: mobility, stability and power. He also discusses a simple calorie-in, calorie-out program for losing that extra weight.

Lesson 2: Mobility
2 Lesson 2: Mobility
  • Lengthening your golf swing
  • How to decrease low-back pain
  • Restoring mobility in your hips
  • Exercises that reduce risk of injury

Fit at 50

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Lesson 2: Mobility

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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

For aging golfers, mobility is the most important aspect of fitness. The golf swing is a complex sequence of moves and positions that requires at least a basic degree of flexibility in the limbs, the shoulders, the hips—to name a few. In this video, Kaspriske presents a series of easy-to-use exercises that will help you preserve or improve your mobility for golf.

Lesson 3: Stability
3 Lesson 3: Stability
  • Working the key core muscles
  • Leg-strengthening exercises
  • Tapping a new power source
  • How to swing faster—and in balance

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Lesson 3: Stability

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OVERVIEW

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Stability might not seem as directly related to making an effective swing as mobility or power, but without it, the body simply will not perform at a high athletic level. A lack of stability also causes the body to compensate; for instance, slowing down the swing to maintain balance or prevent injury. Here, Kaspriske demonstrates a regimen of stability exercises for better performance.

Lesson 4: Power
4 Lesson 4: Power
  • Re-training fast-twitch muscles
  • Increasing your hip speed
  • Exercises for better sequencing
  • Safe ways to increase power

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Lesson 4: Power

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OVERVIEW

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Perhaps nothing is more universal in golf than the desire to hit the ball farther. Unfortunately, the fast-twitch muscles that create swing speed decline with age, but golfers can head off this dilemma by exercising the body’s speed producers. This video presents a regimen of exercises designed to activate fast-twitch muscles and turn distance loss into distance gain.

Lesson 5: 20 in 20
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  • The 20-minute mobility workout
  • The 20-minute stability workout
  • The 20-minute power workout
  • Creating your own fitness routines

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Lesson 5: 20 in 20

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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

In this video, Kaspriske combines exercises from the previous segments into simple, 20-minute routines for golfers who have limited time. Pick your greatest need—mobility, stability or power—and follow the prescribed workout. You can add or substitute exercises to personalize your routine or keep it fresh over time. If you’re not sure where to start, this video is for you.

Fit at 50

Lesson
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Lesson 1: Introduction and Weight-Loss Plan
2 / 5
Lesson 2: Mobility
3 / 5
Lesson 3: Stability
4 / 5
Lesson 4: Power
5 / 5
Lesson 5: 20 in 20
Fit at 50 INDEX
Lesson 1: Introduction and Weight-Loss Plan
1/5
Lesson 1: Introduction and Weight-Loss Plan
  • What does it mean to be fit?
  • How to build an exercise program
  • The simple secret to weight loss
  • A cardio boost without the treadmill
  • What does it mean to be fit?
  • How to build an exercise program
  • The simple secret to weight loss
  • A cardio boost without the treadmill
Lesson 2: Mobility
2/5
Lesson 2: Mobility
  • Lengthening your golf swing
  • How to decrease low-back pain
  • Restoring mobility in your hips
  • Exercises that reduce risk of injury
  • Lengthening your golf swing
  • How to decrease low-back pain
  • Restoring mobility in your hips
  • Exercises that reduce risk of injury
Lesson 3: Stability
3/5
Lesson 3: Stability
  • Working the key core muscles
  • Leg-strengthening exercises
  • Tapping a new power source
  • How to swing faster—and in balance
  • Working the key core muscles
  • Leg-strengthening exercises
  • Tapping a new power source
  • How to swing faster—and in balance
Lesson 4: Power
4/5
Lesson 4: Power
  • Re-training fast-twitch muscles
  • Increasing your hip speed
  • Exercises for better sequencing
  • Safe ways to increase power
  • Re-training fast-twitch muscles
  • Increasing your hip speed
  • Exercises for better sequencing
  • Safe ways to increase power
Lesson 5: 20 in 20
5/5
Lesson 5: 20 in 20
  • The 20-minute mobility workout
  • The 20-minute stability workout
  • The 20-minute power workout
  • Creating your own fitness routines
  • The 20-minute mobility workout
  • The 20-minute stability workout
  • The 20-minute power workout
  • Creating your own fitness routines