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This Is How Many Reps You Should Be Doing If You're Looking to Get Lean

The key to building lean muscle is strength training. If you've been lifting weights without seeing a transformation to your body composition, you probably aren't lifting the right amount of weight, or doing enough sets, reps, or a combination of the two. POPSUGAR spoke to LA-based celebrity …

Exercise

Best Men's Golf Shoes 2018

Today's shoes can match any type of style or personality, and these new models boast all the technology you want for power and comfort. Check out some of the latest choices with our extended online version<p>Related: The Best Women's Golf Shoes

Shoes

Want a more consistent short game? Simplify your setup

At some point when receiving short game advice, you’ve probably been told to play the ball back in your stance and lean the shaft forward. You can see that setup in the photo above. It's the most popular short game fix you'll hear, but teacher Claude Harmon III says this approach poses problems for …

Golf

Instant Lesson: Every Good Short Game Starts Here

The No. 1 skill around the green<p>The best short-game players always find a way to figure out the right play and get the ball close. You walk away thinking they have some magical gift. But the ability to pull off those little shots is rooted in one simple skill: making solid contact. That's the first …

Golf

Lexi Thompson used her $1 million bonus on a souped-up car

Lexi Thompson's 2017 will be remembered as an emotional roller coaster ride. Yet the 22-year-old still enjoyed a wealth of prosperity, winning twice and capturing the LPGA Vare Trophy and Race to the CME Globe. For her Glove triumph, Thompson received a $1 million bonus, a prize that, judging by …

Lexi Thompson

How to Hit a Punch Shot

A punch shot is one that is played with the intent of lowering the golf ball's trajectory in flight through a couple changes to a golfer's normal …

Tony Finau's 5 Keys to Swing Fast, Not Furious

This season, I've been battling it out for driving distance supremacy with J.B. Holmes and Dustin Johnson. That's good company for a Tour sophomore …

Explaining the 'Open Face' (or 'Open Clubface') in Golf

An "open face" or "open clubface" occurs when the clubface is aligned to the right of the target; that is, rather than the face pointing directly …

Golf

Five easy tests to gain at least 20 yards with your driver

<i>By Mike Adams (Hamilton Farm G.C., Gladstone, N.J.) and Bernie Najar (Caves Valley G.C., Owings Mills, Md.); Edited by David DeNunzio</i><p>We've spent the …

Gliders

Stop Blading Shots: Our Data Will Help You Hit It Pure

Put your game on your shoulders<p>Pure shots feel way different than mis-hits, obviously, but what exactly is the cause of all those bladed shots and weak grounders?<p>It's probably your shoulders.<p>Shoulder tilt is the inclination in relationship to the ground. Looking at the illustrations above, if you …

Want 25 More Yards? These Moves Will Supercharge Your Drives

From freestyle wrestlers to power forwards to pulling guards, athletes in virtually every sport use their lower bodies to generate leverage. They in turn use that leverage to create powerful action. Golfers are no different. The muscles of the legs, hips and butt are tremendous power generators—if …

Golf

Get some of Lexi Thompson's balance in your game

Her impact explosion hides sweet balance<p>It's hard to pick what jumps out at you more when you watch Lexi Thompson--the actual jumping she does at impact, or the pyrotechnics of her golf game.<p>She showed off both at the Solheim Cup, playing a seven hole stretch in eight under in her match against …

Golf

Society for American Baseball Research

Join us for SABR 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project dedication ceremonies<p>SABR’s <b>19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project</b> is pleased to …

Fat-proof Pitching: Stop Duffing The Short Shots

There's something about shots from 30 to 60 yards that give a lot of golfers fits. The biggest problem is making a backswing that's too long, and then, in fear of hitting the shot too far, slowing the club down as it approaches the ball. The typical result is contact with the ground behind the …

Golf

A Key To Good Golf: Swing In Rhythm

Improve your tempo from tee to green<p>Whether it's a drive off the first, a crucial putt at the last, or some other stroke in between, rhythm is an important ingredient to make a shot great—it's like the salt on french fries. Without it, the fries are OK. With it, your mouth waters before the first …

Golf

10 Secrets To Better Golf By Europe's Top Coach, Pete Cowen

<b>1.) Is a textbook-perfect grip the cornerstone of a great swing?</b> Not necessarily. I've seen players with perfect grips who can't find the planet. It's all about matching the grip to your imperfect swing. The purpose of the grip is to hold onto the club, not manipulate it.<p><b>2.) I'm not a fan of</b> …

Golf

5 Fundamentals To Better Golf

Some golfers hate practicing, but one thing I've learned is that the range — not the golf course — is where your swing gets better. You might be able to make small adjustments mid-round and play OK, but any real improvements come from practice. Let's say you've got at least 30 minutes once a week …

Golf

Your Path To A Better Swing

12 Days To Better Golf: 36 lessons to make your game better | Start Now →<p>A lot goes into a good golf swing. Everything from posture to grip pressure to rhythm to swing speed—they all matter. But one thing that's often overlooked is the path the club takes down to the ball. In other words, the …

Golf

5 moves to save your spine

Even the most technically sound swings cause stress on the spine, but golf doesn't have to sentence you to future back pain. To avoid discomfort, says Golf Digest Fitness Advisor Ben Shear, "strengthen the muscles at the bottom of the spine, and improve flexibility in the mid and upper back." All …

Workouts

The Proper Wrist Action for a Golf Swing

Because the hands are the only contact with the club, players are forever looking for some new wrist technique, some grip secret that will …

More great exercises to get you in golf shape in five weeks

When creating a workout program to improve your golf swing, focus on exercises that make your body more stable and flexible, then build strength and power, says Golf Digest Fitness Advisor Ben Shear. Last week, he offered six moves for better stability and flexibility. Assuming you've been working …

Workouts

We'll get you in golf shape in five weeks

You've probably dumped your New Year's fitness resolution by now, but don't let it bother you. With golf season ramping up and the Masters only five weeks away, we've asked Golf Digest Fitness Advisor Ben Shear to put together a "crash program" of exercises to get you ready for golf season.<p>He …

Workouts

Nelly Korda's Simple Drill Could Fix Your Takeaway

You might recognize Nelly Korda as Jessica Korda’s younger sister. She’s begun her rookie season on the LPGA after winning once on the Symetra Tour in 2016. In her first LPGA event in 2017, Korda finished T-5. So her rookie season is off to a strong start.<p>Korda posted this video of a swing drill …

Golf

A cheap way to pick up more yards

If you aren't using resistance bands in your workouts, you're really missing out on a cheap and portable way to achieve a lot of your goals—on and off the course. One way they can really help is to train your body to swing faster in a safe and controlled manner. Not only are they great for getting …

Golf

Synchronize your swing like Dustin Johnson

Stop pulling the club behind you in the backswing with one simple drill<p>The new world No. 1 player doesn't have what would seem to be the most copyable swing. Dustin Johnson used it to smash the field at the Genesis Open, winning by five over Thomas Pieters and Scott Brown.<p>But even if you can't get …

Golf

To stiff your wedges like Jordan Spieth, keep it moving

Don't stall your body turn and steer with your arms<p>For somebody who doesn't hit it as long as the biggest bombers on the tour, some of Jordan Spieth's most noticeable misses had come from disturbingly short clubs. Spieth couldn't afford to keep making mistakes with his wedges like he did at Augusta …

Golf

Learn The Secret To Great Pitching

For better pitching consistency, your hands, arms and body have to work as a unit<p>For better pitching consistency, your hands, arms and body have to work as a unit. One of my teaching pals, Tommy Marino, came up with a simple way to practice this action. Slip your arms through a wire clothes hanger …

Golf

5-Minute Clinic: The Art of Saving Par

You aren't always going to have your best game off the tee or into the green. Even tour players struggle sometimes. But short-game skill can turn bogeys (or worse) into pars. Feeling good about your play around the greens spreads confidence throughout your bag. Targets get a little bigger; hazards …

Golf

The Right Way To Chip

Simple keys for making solid contact—every time.<p>Chipping looks so easy when you see a good player doing it. On the flip side, it can be hard to watch when someone is struggling with these little shots.<p>The No. 1 issue is making solid contact. Why? Because the club's not moving fast enough to keep …

Golf

Beef Up Your Swing

381 words on big, drawing drives, low-flying pitch shots that bite, and why good rhythm isn’t just for dancing<p>The driver is key to my game, and it revolves around rhythm, balance, solid contact and timing. I keep my swing simple, the whole thing done to a beat of "one-two," the one swinging back …