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Fitness Friday: Let's get your golf muscles in shape

*Every week my colleague Ron Kaspriske, Golf Digest Fitness Editor, presents Fitness Friday on the Instruction Blog. This week he adds two more exercises to his 20-in-20 workout to get your golf muscles in shape. Look for Weekend Tip tomorrow, and remember to follow me on Twitter: @RogerSchiffman**.

Roger Schiffman

Managing Editor

Golf Digest*

Here's Ron: Two more exercises in the advanced 20-in-20 workout are debuting this week (click on the video below). The 20-in-20 name comes from the fact that you're doing two sets of 10 different exercises in 20 minutes. This workout is designed to hit all the muscle groups needed to play golf safely and effectively and also improve your endurance. It's designed to promote muscle symmetry as well. Your left side should be about as strong as your right, but that often is not the case for golfers because we play in one direction. Perhaps the best feature of the 20-in-20 is that you get a cardio and strength-training workout in one. Surely you have 20 minutes of your day to spare!

This week, I'm giving you the fifth and sixth exercises (there will be 10 total) to add to your workout. You'll receive the remaining four over the next two weeks (plus I'll have some bonus exercises in the ensuing weeks that you can use to keep the workout from getting stale). You can refer to the last two weeks' Fitness Friday posts for the first four exercises in the new 20-in-20.

As I stated in the introduction video, these exercises are NOT for beginners or anyone with existing medical conditions. Before attempting them, consult with a doctor or certified physical trainer. But if you're cleared to work out, be prepared. The 20-in-20 is not for the squeamish!

*Ron Kaspriske

Fitness Editor

Golf Digest *