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Finding the fountain: Proper fitness, warm-up can keep your game competitive after 40

It often seems golf is a young person’s game, but that couldn’t be further from the truth at the British Open.<p>First-time Champion Golfer of the Year …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

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 …

Fitness Friday: Your downswing starts here

Golf instructors often highlight the change of direction in the golf swing from backswing to downswing as the one spot where tour pro swings really differ from most amateur swings. If you watched this transition in slow motion, you would see most pros initiating the downswing with their lower body …

Fitness Friday: Mike Boyle saves your shoulders

Most golf fitness focuses on improving muscle function around the mid-section of the body. I like to call it the "strike zone," the range of muscles on the front and back side of the body from the chest down to the kneecaps. No one will ever criticize you for concentrating your workouts here.<p>That …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

No fancy equipment required.<p>Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of …

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Manual Settings for Beginner Photographers

Recently an intern joined me and drove me up the wall with questions about manual settings for photogra​​phy. Questions like ​”What zoom range should …

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The Forgotten Joint: Wrist Mobility and Strength

<b>The wrist, like any joint, requires a certain amount of motion in order to properly function.</b> A lack of mobility and strength in it can increase your …

Seven simple ways to get golf fit in 2017

If you’re the type of person who uses Jan. 1 as a springboard to make improvements in your life, there are some really simple things you can do to look better, feel better and play better golf. There’s no need to think of them as resolutions; just minor adjustments. Consider these suggestions for …

Lydia Ko Can Turn Your Pull-Hook Into A Power Draw

Her drill will get your hips in the right place at impact.<p>There’s something kind of nice about missing it left. At least you got through the ball. And if you can wrestle in your hook, you're looking at a baby draw, right? But no matter what kind of solace you can find in your misses, it’s always …

Fitness Friday: Three More (Exercises) for the Core

Last week Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear debuted three half-kneeling, core-stability exercises that were intended to reinvigorate your core workout as well as train your midsection for better golf. You can view them here. This week, he's going to get you up on both feet and show you three …

3 Kettlebell Complexes for Faster Fat Loss

A kettlebell complex is a series of movements performed back-to-back with little to no rest in between. Their primary function is to serve as a form …

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Review: The Canon 80D is a Solid DSLR Stuck in No Man’s Land

The Canon 80D is the latest in Canon’s line-up of mid-range, enthusiast level DSLRs. On paper, the 80D looks to be an improvement in practically …

Beginner Tips for Shooting Action Photography

Digital camera owners who are not that experienced in taking photos often find it hard to capture the action scenes they so desire. With their …

Fitness Friday: The Best Damn Gym Equipment for Golfers

In our May issue, we identified the best products for golfers in categories ranging from meat jerky to cruise lines to fitness equipment. For golfers interested in getting in shape, we include products for both a small home fitness setup and what to look for in a big box gym. Here's our guide—and …

Why You Should Never Skip the Bodyweight Lunge on Leg Day

If you’re skipping this movement, you’re missing out on huge gains<p>Make sure to include the bodyweight lunge in your next leg workout.<p>Just yawn?<p>We get it. The classic exercise isn’t the most exciting move in your arsenal. It probably gets tossed aside to make more room for running or the Bulgarian …

Fitness Friday: Shift your weight like a power pitcher

If you want to learn how to generate more power in your golf swing, start by watching your favorite Major League pitcher, says Golf Digest Teaching Professional Sean Foley. "What they do is use their body mass to generate more energy for the pitch," he says. "They do that by shifting their weight …

Room-by-Room Lightbulb Guide | Lightbulb Reviews - Consumer Reports

Lighting a room doesn’t take much effort, but lighting it properly, well that’s a whole other thing. A center-mounted ceiling light isn’t enough …

How to Make a Bulgarian Split Squat Even Harder

One of the best lower-body exercises of all time just got better<p>Some of the toughest exercises have an eastern-European country in their name. We like them all—from the Russian <b>kettlebell swing</b> to the Turkish getup to the Romanian deadlift.<p>And that goes double for the Bulgarian split squat, a …

Summer One-Up: Burpees, Mountain Climbers, Wall Ball Squats, Situps

Looking for a challenge this summer? Get ready to throw down with our fitness expert, <b>PJ Stahl</b> of PJ Stahl Fitness, creator of the TABATA …

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 …

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted back<p>Pilates is probably best known for its abs-sculpting power, but it can tone every part of your body, including your back. Try these seven moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> and people will be begging you for the secret to your …

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A gym fix for those fat and thin shots

One of golf's most common swing flaws is failing to maintain the posture created at address. Many amateurs rise out of their stance as they swing the club down from the top, and this causes them to make poor contact with the ball. Fat and thin shots are a typical result.<p>Golf instructors will often …

Here's the rub on when to get a massage

The sport of golf almost single-handedly keeps licensed massage therapists in business. Strained backs, sore necks, tired feet are all common battle scars that a good massage can help. But what kind of massage is the best for golfers and when should you get one? Physical therapist Jeff Banaszak …

Fitness Friday: How to stop lunging at the ball

Power generation in the golf swing comes from a combination of sequential body movements while using ground force as leverage. Unfortunately, many high-handicap players rely on their instincts a little too much when it comes to trying to hit the ball harder and farther. They know that when you want …

An easy stretch to ease foot pain

Plantar fasciitis, the inflammation of the connective tissue along the bottom of the foot from heel to toes, is a painful condition that many golfers experience. There are a number of reasons it can occur including a lack of ankle mobility, improper footwear, fallen arches, etc. You'll know you …

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 …