Your heart is in the right place. You want to be stronger, healthier, and play better golf. But if you're anything like the typical gym goers that Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@Ben_Shear) sees, you're going about it the wrong way. Several popular exercises that you might think are helping you can put you on the fast track to injuries and make it hard to swing a golf club properly. Shear, who trains several players on the PGA Tour, including Jason Day, Luke Donald and Webb Simpson, has identified five exercises that you should stop doing and offers a better replacement for each.
Ron Kaspriske is the fitness editor for Golf Digest.*
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