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R-Motion simulator fits in your hand, lets you play 100s of virtual courses

Clips to club shaft to sense velocity, angles, smash factor, distance, deviation—even mishits<p>The R-Motion golf simulator is so compact you might not even know it’s there. At least not until you hit a shot and watch a computer monitor showing your ball sailing over the first green at Pinehurst No. 2.<p>…

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How to Build an AR Rifle for Hunting

For as long as rifles have been rifles, hunters have wanted them customized. Up until recently this cost more than breast implants and took …

​4 Ways a Tennis Ball Can Ease Your Back Pain | Men’s Health

A little poking and prodding can knock down your back pain by 28 percent. That’s according to a 2009 <i>BMJ</i> study that found “acupressure”—a form of pressure-point massage—relieves back pain better than physical therapy (although both were effective).<p>“Tension tends to concentrate around acupressure …

How to use Workflow, the app that Apple just bought and made free for everyone

Apple bought an app called Workflow on Thursday. The app automates stuff you do all the time on your iPhone and iPad and turns those tasks into a simple button.<p>But instead of killing the app, as Apple usually does when it acquires a startup, Apple made it free.<p>Basically, Workflow is like a Swiss …

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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 …

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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 …

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How to Build Wealth With Dividends, Interest Income, and Rents

There is only one reason to invest money: So you can someday spend it. If you don't want to have to work anymore, or at least not to depend on a …

Hit Your Irons A Full Club Longer

If you have trouble making solid contact with your irons and frequently leave your approach shots short and right, your release may be the problem. …

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The 3-Week Beginner Workout Plan | Men's Health

When most people start training, they set deadlines for themselves: Drop 5 pounds in 5 weeks. Sculpt a six-pack by summer.<p>But that’s the wrong mindset to have, says Gaddour. The best way to establish a healthy, sustainable workout routine is to “just commit to 10 minutes of movement every day,” he …

6 Foam Rolling Mistakes and How to Fix Them | Men's Health

6 Foam Rolling Mistakes You Keep Making—and How to Fix Them<p>Relieve sore muscles with these expert tips<p>Beth Bischoff<p>Feeling tight and achy after your hard workouts? You don’t have to shell out for weekly massages to fix the kinks.<p>Foam rolling, a form of self-massage that breaks up knots in muscles …

You Don’t Need Any Equipment to Do This Total-Body Strength Workout | Men's Health

<b>Directions:</b><br>Perform 2 reps of the following exercises in the order shown.<p>1. Squat<br>2. Modified blastoff pushup<br>3. Bicycle crunch<br>4. Mountain climber<p>That’s round 1. Perform 9 rounds total, doing the corresponding number of reps each round. Rest only as needed.<p>Round 1: 2 reps<br>Round 2: 4 reps<br>Round 3: 6 …

This Plank Variation Will Shred Your Abs | Men's Health

In the above video, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., demonstrates the plank trench crawl, a plank variation that forces your core to stabilize—rapidly and repeatedly—as you shift your body weight back and forth like a soldier crawling through the trenches.<p>Once you’ve got the form …

Straighten your slice with this exercise

For right-handed golfers (sorry, Bubba), here is the science behind the slice. Ready? The clubface is pointing right of the direction the club is moving as it strikes the ball. That's it. If the path is straight at the target or moving a little in-to-out in relation to the target, the ball will …

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5 cheats so you can skip the gym (but still play good golf)

In a drive-thru burger world, we'll concede that there are some people who aren't interested in spending any real time in the gym but still want to perform their best when they play golf. They want to be able to make a bigger backswing without training their obliques; to be able to hit a green from …

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Don't Hit Your Next Shot. Throw It.

Tour player Kevin Streelman says Hogan's advice about sidearming the ball still holds.<p>You're probably focusing all of your attention on hitting the ball hard -- which means you aren't doing all you can to make the clubhead go fast. And speed is really what makes the ball go far.<p>PGA Tour player …

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3 Drills That Strengthen Your Hip Flexors | Men's Health

And it’s a problem, because the weakness limits how deep you can squat and lunge, and even screws up your running technique, ultimately hindering your overall performance, Gaddour says.<p>In the video above, Gaddour demonstrates three drills that will strengthen your psoas. Perform 5 to 10 reps on …

4 Obsolete Shots, and What to Play Today

Some advice has been around for so long that it has been accepted as automatic, and nobody ever questions it. But massive improvements in equipment and access to statistics for players at every level tell us that you probably need to rethink how you approach some situations on the course. Many …

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Start Hitting It Great Tee to Green

The last couple seasons I've hit the ball more solid than ever. Instead of constantly trying different swing thoughts, I've worked with Butch Harmon to really focus my approach. With my posture at address, I always confirm that my chin is high. If your chin is stuck on your chest, there's no room …

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You don't have to go to the driving range to get better

Sure, hitting balls every day will make you better. But not everyone has time for that.<p>How many thousands of times have you heard this sentence: <i>You need to practice to get better.</i> That’s all well and good, but you’re no tour player. You’ve got a job and a life that has nothing to do with golf -- …

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The 10-Minute Push-Carry Challenge | Men's Health

“The best workouts are the ones that make you feel better than when you started without taking anything away from your body 5, 10, 25 years from now,” says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, who demonstrates the two-move challenge in the video above.<p><b>Here’s how it works:</b> Grab a pair of …

Pitching Made Simple

It's a work in progress, but I'm focused on improving my short game. I know it's going to help me compete on the PGA Tour. It definitely helped me win in my rookie debut last October at the Frys.com Open.<p>Where I grew up in Argentina there were a lot of bare lies in the fairways, so I didn't spend …

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Power Prescription: 15 Ways To Get 15 Yards Right Now

If you're like us, you've reached the point where what you really need more than anything in your life is 15 more yards. Like now. Forget about lessons, diet or exercise. Those things take time. You want something you can order online or shop for on QVC. You want a Phil Mickelson kind of …

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Jordan Spieth: My Keys To Hitting Wedge Shots Like Darts

How to control your ball flight<p>Generally speaking, you don't want to hit a wedge shot higher than it's necessary to carry an obstacle or stop it near the hole. Sending the ball sky-high just makes it harder to be accurate. This philosophy certainly holds true when you play in the wind. When I prep …

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How to Do the Pushup-to-Balance Complex

Your abs will hate you after you’re finished<p>A pushup will work your core—but the pushup-to-balance complex will absolutely rock it.<p>The complex—which is shown by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour in the video above—involves lifting a base of support (a hand or a leg) off the floor between …

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Fitness Friday: A great 20-minute workout

Merry Christmas and happy holidays. When you're done sipping egg nog and want to get back in shape, take a look at the workout program I developed back in 2011 that focused on efficiency. In the coming months I plan to unveil the third version of it with new exercises. But this will get you …

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Copy This Thing The Tour Pros Do To Improve Your Consistency

You can't do everything they do, but you can do this.<p>There are a lot of things the pros do that you simply cannot copy. Phil Mickelson’s short game? You’re not going to look like that around the greens next time you play. How far Dustin Johnson rips the ball? You’re probably not gonna pull that …

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Fitness Friday: TRX debuts its new program for golfers

The TRX Suspension Trainer company recently introduced a new workout program designed specifically for golfers. If you’re not familiar with TRX or suspension training in general, the concept is to place your arms or legs in a harness that is anchored to something high and perform exercises that …

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5-Minute Clinic: How To Prepare To Play

Assuming you didn't come screeching into the parking lot five minutes before you're supposed to tee off, it's a good idea to make some swings and roll a few putts prior to your round. But rather than working your way through the bag hitting shots with all your clubs as you wait to go, I've …

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Bulgarian Split Squats 21s | Men's Health

But why should your biceps get all the love? Use 21s with Bulgarian split squats to give your legs an incredible workout.<p>Here’s how to do it: Perform the following rep scheme on one leg without stopping.<p>1. 7 bottom-half reps<br>2. 7 top-half reps<br>3. 7 full reps<p>Once you hit 21 reps, perform the couch …

How to Do the Adduction SItup | Men's Health

By squeezing the ball between your ankles, shins, or knees, you’ll engage your pelvic floor, which is crucial to bracing your core and keeping your spine stable during weighted exercises, he explains.<p>It also works your adductors—or inner thighs—much like a thigh master machine at the gym but …