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Fitness Friday: A refresher on deadlifts

Deadlifts are often regarded as one of the best exercises for anyone, but they're particularly helpful for golfers since they improve strength or functionality in a number of areas of the body needed to make a good golf swing: the legs, back, hips, butt, etc.

This full-body, compound exercise does require good form, however, or you risk suffering anything from shin bruises to herniated spinal discs. To that end, strength-training expert Mike Boyle (@bodybyboyle) offers a quick tutorial on the deadlift. His advice is both informative and interesting. Click on the video below to watch it.

Ron Kaspriske is the fitness editor of Golf Digest.