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A great new take on two old exercises

December 16, 2016

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Walk into any big-box gym in America and it won't take long to spot someone doing either the bench press or arm curls. They are the poster exercises for strength training from Gold's Gym in Venice, Calif., to Bev Francis' Powerhouse Gym on Long Island in New York. You'll get no argument from any conditioning coach if you include them in your workout, but if you want really get the most bang for your buck as a golfer, our fitness advisor Ben Shear says you might want to try variations that enhance muscle function needed for more power in the golf swing. Hopefully that piqued your curiosity. To see Ben and trainer Ryan Anderson at Athletic Edge in Scotch Plains, N.J. demo them, click on the video.