Rick Boland

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Swing Sequence: Tiger Woods

At the conclusion of this year's Wells Fargo Championship, having competed in seven PGA Tour events, Tiger Woods ranked 206th on tour in fairway accuracy (51 percent). Early-season performances like at the Farmers Insurance Open, where he hit only 17 fairways in four rounds, contributed a lot to …

Golf

The Exact Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout That Left My Abs Sore For Days

Anyone who knows me or follows me on Instagram knows I'm a fiend for kettlebells. I love the versatility of this fitness tool, and I especially love that you can mix it up with other kinds of workouts for a comprehensive sweat session.<p>I recently had the chance to work out with Francheska Martinez, …

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Quadzilla Leg Workout

Bodybuilding was introduced to truly massive quads by Tom Platz. Since Platz’s day, the expectations for leg development are truly on another level. …

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Odyssey unveils Red Ball putter with 'scope' to improve alignment

Designers at Odyssey have been pushing the limits of alignment, high MOI forgiveness, and face insert technology seemingly forever, and certainly …

Golf

Is Odyssey Red Ball the game's first "super game-improvement" putter?

The Odyssey Red Ball putter might look like another mallet putter from a company known for its unique, forgiving shapes, but according to Sean Toulon, Odyssey general manager and senior vice president at Callaway Golf, the Red Ball might just be another thing entirely.<p>“I’m not sure we exactly know …

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Abs, No Weighting

Burn fat and build muscle without lifting a weight<p>Most men are wary of any exercise equipment not forged in iron, and that's too bad—especially when it comes to resistance bands, says David Jack, general manager of Competitive Athlete Training Zone in Acton, Massachusetts. Here's why: Unlike …

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Weight Training for 60-Year-Old Men

Weight training doesn't have to be just about building strength and getting bigger muscles. As your body ages, the existing muscle tissue …

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Phil Mickelson gave Larry Fitzgerald a chipping lesson during their pro-am at the Greenbrier and it was captured on video

We all know Phil Mickelson is a short-game legend. One of the best, if not the best, around the greens. So if you get the chance to listen to Phil discuss the short game and offer his tips on chipping, you listen. Even if you're 11-time NFL Pro Bowler Larry Fitzgerald.<p>Fitzgerald—who partnered with …

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The 10 Best Golf Courses In Ireland

Ireland's coast is blessed with some amazing links and clifftop courses both modern and old. Here are what we believe to be the 10 best courses in …

Golf

7 Tour Player Practice Tips

Having studied the best players in the world, here are 7 tour player practice tips to help improve your golf game from tee-to-green.<p>Does your …

Golf

Desired launch angle, spin rates change based on driver speed

From the comfort of your sofa – or if you’re lucky, alongside the ropes – each major championship gives you a chance to see the biggest hitters in …

Golf

This App Reads Greens For You

Reading greens is arguably one of the toughest parts of golf. If you can’t determine which way your putt is going to break, or how hard you have to hit it, you can easily have a frustrating day out on the course. One reason PGA Tour pros seem to be such great putters is that they generally are. But …

Golf

10 truths about putting

<i>I could talk for weeks about my 50-year infatuation with all things putting. But I figured I’d just give you the CliffsNotes instead.</i><p><b>1. Putting is</b> …

Golf

This Is the Only Piece of Equipment You Need to Strengthen Your Core

Improve your balance, too<p>If you've been to a gym in the last 15 years, you've had to have seen the ubiquitous piece of equipment that looks like an exercise ball cut in half—the Bosu Balance Trainer. This versatile piece of equipment can be used with either side facing up, allowing you to use it as …

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Get Arena-Ready Abs With The Gladiator Press

Build massive shoulders—and an impressive core<p>It’s ANARCHY ABS Week at <i>Men’s Health</i>, and we think nothing says anarchy like some good ol' gladiatorial combat. Well, not actually. We’re just totally into trying new moves to work our cores, so we’re giving this exercise that’s inspired by the combat …

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The 25-Minute Leg Workout That Hits Everything

Only have a half-hour to train legs? Try this workout from Men's Health editors Matt Bean and Ebenezer Samuel<p>Need an ultra-challenging, light-speed workout on leg day? Try this 25-minute leg-day crusher, which smokes every part of your legs, but doesn't require you to spend two hours in the gym.<p>In …

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5 Suspension System Exercises to Try If You Want Rock Solid Abs

Give them a go during your next core workout<p>If you want to take bodyweight training to the next level, a suspension system is an excellent step. They are extremely portable, and they add instability, allowing you to leverage your bodyweight in new ways. Suspension system can also be used as …

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How Good Can You Get?

Use the 4 stats that really matter to diagnose and treat your game<p>Play your natural shot shape away from trouble, even if that means hitting it in the rough. Long grass is always a better option than a penalty shot.<p>Do you know why you shoot the scores you do? Thanks to the PGA Tour's …

The Beginner Pull Up Program: Hanging and Shoulder Activation

Photo by Bev Childress<p><b>The Beginner Pull Up Program is designed to help you achieve your first strict pull up.</b> If you already have a pull up or two, …

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Your new move for more power starts from the ground up

<i>By Dom DiJulia, Jericho National G.C., New Hope, Pa.</i><p>THE COMMON MISTAKE<p>Most recreational golfers like to focus on "staying down" on the ball through …

Five Of The Best Clifftop Golf Courses

Our historic links are the lifeblood and roots of golf, but clifftop courses offer a coastal contrast that is often even more dramatic<p><b>Five Of The</b> …

Compress Your Irons Like A Pro

It's all about the approach<p>If you're near a pro who's hitting an iron shot off the fairway, one thing you might notice is the sound it makes. A compressed ball off the center of an iron's face creates this distinctive noise as it cuts through the air, like a burst of steam releasing from a pressure …

How Green-Reading Maps Are Changing The Way People Putt

Dustin Johnson sized up the 17-foot putt for par on the 72nd hole in every possible way. He read it from behind the ball, then from behind the hole, then the side view, crouching at every stop. As Jordan Spieth, the man he shared the lead with, looked on, Johnson took one more look from behind the …

My Trick To Stay Mentally Sharp The Entire Round

Most of the mistakes you'll make in a round of golf are mental, not physical. I know, you're thinking that's an easy thing for a tour player to say—we all have pretty much honed a good swing. But I'd argue that if you reach a level where you hit a number of solid shots every round, what's holding …

Golf

5 keys to practice golf with a purpose

When a golfer says ”I’m heading out to practice”, most people just assume they are heading to the driving range. Obviously there’s a lot more that …

Golf

Start Building a Jacked Upper-Body With These 6 Exercises

Our fitness editor shows you everything from dumbbell presses to inverted rows<p>Almost every guy who works out wants a V-taper that fills out any suit or t-shirt. In order to get that, you'll need to build your shoulders, lats, chest, and arms, while also improving your posture. While that sounds …

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11 Kneeling Exercises for Strength and Core Stability

Enter most gyms, and you'll likely observe the same old exercises. People will be on their backs bench pressing, standing doing squats or seated …

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Can't Leave the House? Here Are 15 Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room

There's no place like home for the holidays, but if you're stuck in a town that doesn't have your favorite gym or boutique fitness studio, you might be wondering how you're going to get your workouts in! Fear not: here are some bodyweight workouts for every mood — even if your in-laws don't have …

The Belly-Fat Inferno

Rev your metabolism, build lean muscle, and boost your total-body power and endurance<p>Overview<p><b>Exercises:</b> 9• <b><br>Total Sets:</b> 3• <b><br>Total Minutes:</b> 22• <b><br>Best For</b>: Mobility, Fat Loss, Muscle• <b><br>Body Targets</b>: Total body<p><b>INSTRUCTIONS:</b><p>Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells or dumbbells for this …

My Quick Fix for Your Shank - Trillium Rose

If you have ever shanked the ball you know how terrible that feeling is. One shank per round is one too many. The key to stopping the shank is really …