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Fitness Friday: Fix your swing in the gym

November 29, 2013

If you keep hitting the same bad shot over and over, there's a good chance your body is preventing you from fixing the problem. Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@Ben_Shear), who trains Luke Donald and Jason Day on the PGA Tour, says slicers often lack the hip mobility to initiate the downswing with the lower body. Hookers typically lack stability in their shoulder girdle, so they struggle to control their arms when swinging. And players who routinely top shots usually lack lower-body strength and/or upper-body flexibility.

Ron Kaspriske is the fitness editor for Golf Digest.*

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