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Fitness Friday: The importance of single-leg exercise for golf

After viewing a demonstration video of me exercising on one leg last year, a good friend of mine couldn't help but take a shot: "I like the video," he said. "But when do you need to swing a golf club on one leg?"<p>Point taken, but here is my response. Single-leg exercise are great for golfers for two …

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Fitness Friday: Know before you roll

Manual soft-tissue therapy, otherwise known as foam rolling, has been gaining in popularity as a way to increase flexibility and speed recovery from muscle soreness. But does it work and is it worth your while? The short answer is ... maybe.<p>Here's a longer answer:<p>Studies show it can increase …

Fitness Friday: An easy pre-round warm-up

About a decade ago, my old friend Mark Verstegen at Exos (@teamexos) introduced me to a fitness term that has been a part of my workouts and pre-round warm-up ever since. He calls it "movement prep." What it means is that before you do anything strenuous such as swinging a golf club at 100 mph or …

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Fitness Friday: Cure a slice and pick up 20 yards off the tee

Slicing happens for a myriad of reasons, but it's only caused by one thing: If your clubface is open in relation to the path your club is traveling on at impact, the ball will curve away from the target. For right-handers, it's a left-to-right curve.<p>Rather than outline all the issues that can cause …

A battery charger that doesn't run out of power

LAS VEGAS -- Battery chargers are awesome and necessary, but only until they run out of battery. We've all been there, helplessly staring at a dead phone and a dead "back-up" battery charger. But what if said back-up charger was fueled by the sun?[#image: …

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Fitness Friday: New research says this is the core exercise for you

Hopefully by now you've given up sit-ups and crunches as your go-to core exercises. Biomechanics experts have proven that they put too much unnecessary stress on the lower part of your spine. And if you're finding that standard face-down planks are boring or aren't challenging enough, try the side …

Make The Turn Weekly Challenge 43: Back and Shoulder Booster

When it comes to feeling better we often focus on obvious areas of pain or limitation. In golf, common points of concern are the neck and low back.<p>Anyone who has felt the pull, pinch or the drop to your knees "dagger" in these sensitive areas surely knows how debilitating the pain can be. One area …

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale says golf is the reason for his bulging biceps

More evidence that golf cures everything,<p>Gareth Bale, the Welsh soccer star that Real Madrid paid more than $100 million for in 2013, talked about his guns for the first time to The Olive Press on Sunday. Thanks to Kyle Porter, who first spotted the interview.<p>"I don't usually wear a vest, so no one …

Make The Turn Weekly Challenge #42: Perfect Putting Performance

Coaching has become a very high-tech industry these days and the vast array of tools now available to teachers and students can create a "fast track" toward improvement. As it relates to putting and "green reading," there are various technologies and systems of learning that have really taken the …

Fitness Friday: Does high-altitude-simulation training work?

On paper it seemed like a fair fight: Rory versus Rickie. McIlroy came into this past September's Ryder Cup as the No. 1 golfer in the world, and Fowler was enjoying the best year of his career, having finished no worse than T-5 in all four majors. But by the sixth hole of their singles match, it …

A quick pre-round warm-up for your shoulders

The shoulders play a key role in the golf swing—not just propelling it, but also STOPPING it. It's that second part that people take for granted. One of the keys to avoiding injuries to the shoulders is to complete the swing. Let some of that energy generated through impact dissipate naturally. …

Fitness Friday: Another study finds stretching to be ineffective

Poor, poor stretching. Once considered a staple to preparation for any sports activities, stretching has been singled out many times in recent years for its ineffectiveness in helping to prime the body for the rigors of athletic movement.<p>Yoga is often associated with long-hold stretching, as many …

Alternate Routes

When our editors try to get into golf shape, their workouts vary<p>RUNNING:<p><b>In it for the long haul</b><p>I was a golfer long before I became a runner. During my 20s, playing golf was just about my only exercise. I walked and carried my bag whenever I could, but by the last few holes I would be tired, my feet …

Fitness Friday: The way you sit can hurt your golf swing

"Most people don't even realize they're doing it," says Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@ben_shear). "Desk jobs promote it. So does riding in a cart. Even practicing your putting for long periods causes it. The deck is stacked against you."<p>You need a posture reboot, Shear says, and he will …

Fitness Friday: How to avoid knee injuries

Many well-intentioned people enter the gym each day with the goal of increasing overall strength and muscle function in order to protect their joints. The knees are typically at the top of the list—especially for golfers because of the stress placed on them over decades of absorbing punishment from …

How to condense your workout

Recently Mark Verstegen, an elite-level trainer and founder of Exos (@teamexos), assembled a pretty cool seven-minute workout program on behalf of the New York Times. You can see it here: The Advanced 7-Minute Workout. What I really like best about it is that it is well-rounded, keeps you moving …

This is the best sunscreen for golfers, and I'm not kidding

As I drove home from my dermatologist's office, I felt more than slightly annoyed. Slicing two bumps from the side of my nose had taken the doctor roughly eleven seconds, from Novocain to Band-Aid, yet had cost me more than a thousand dollars. With five minutes of instruction, I figured, I could …

Fitness Friday: How to hit it flush with your driver

Even at golf's highest level, rarely is a player a great driver and a great iron player. It's either one or the other, because the body is required to do something different to flush a shot with each club, says Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@Ben_Shear).<p>Last Friday, Shear offered help for …

Fitness Friday: How to pure your irons

Even at golf's highest level, rarely is a player a great driver *and *a great iron player. It's either one or the other, because the body is required to do something different to flush a shot with each club, says Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@Ben_Shear).<p>If you tend to hit your driver …

Fitness Friday: Firm up your backside

If you don't have strong glutes (that's the butt, in case you didn't know), you're not only cheating yourself of a power source in the golf swing, you're inviting back pain, said Golf Digest fitness advisor Randy Myers (@randymyers_). "If your glutes go into atrophy, the back has to do the work to …

Make The Turn Weekly Challenge #30: 50-Yard Flag Breaker

Nothing is dicier than those delicate in between shots inside of 100 yards. This is primarily due to the fact that it's difficult to accurately control distance when forced to make less than a full golf swing. If you look at "golf", you could argue that playing a complete game really consists of …

Man tries to hit a fish with a golf club, fails

Outside of the Ryder Cup, it's been a strange week for golfers. First a man snapped all of his clubs in a fit of rage, and then a different man tried to kill an innocent fish with a golf club. He doesn't look as angry as the first guy, but it's not exactly joyful exuberance that brought him to the …

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Fitness Friday: Training for better hip rotation

Muscular symmetry is paramount to staying injury free, and you should always exercise muscles on the left and right sides of the body—as well as the back and front—similarly. However, when it comes to synchronizing the downswing and creating clubhead speed, a key ingredient is generating good …

Fitness Friday: How to swing like Rory (the sequel)

In response to feedback received on my recent Fitness Friday post "How to swing like Rory," I went back to Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@ben_shear) for more tips on how to emulate what might be the best power swing in golf. If you watch Rory McIlroy swing in slow motion (<i>see below</i>), …