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Fitness Friday

2 seasons, 75 episodes

Train your body and improve your game with stretches and exercises from the experts.

Exercises

Fitness Zach Johnson's Workout Routine Former Masters champion Zach Johnson demonstrates two great med-ball exercises.
Fitness A Quick Fix for Pulls and Slices 2011 PGA Teacher of the Year Mike Malaska offers a quick fix on the course and a long-term solution in the gym to straighten out these shots.
Fitness A Lesson In Footwork with Sean Foley Maintaining balance is often discussed as a key to making a good golf swing, but what you rarely hear about is proprioception. What is it? Tiger Woods' swing coach Sean Foley explains.
Fitness Improve Your Posture Poor position during the swing makes it difficult to rotate the body, which is crucial to power. PGA Tour trainer Ben Shear demonstrates an exercise developed by osteopath Guy Voyer that will help improve your golf posture.
Fitness Dave Herman: Pre-round Warm-up PGA Tour fitness trainer Dave Herman shows two dynamic warm-up exercises you can do that will hit multiple muscle groups and train the body in two of the three planes of movement.
Fitness The Shuffle and Twist Workout Karen Palacios-Jansen, one of the 50 Best Women Teachers in America, demonstrates an exercise that will help improve your coil in the backswing.
Fitness The Side-Lunge Workout Karen Palacios-Jansen, one of Golf Digest's 50 Best Women Teachers in America, demonstrates exercises you can incorporate into your workout routine or do before a round to make a bigger, better turn.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Improving Forearm Rotation Improving forearm rotation is going to help not only in squaring the clubface for straighter shots, it also is one of golf's speed accumulators. That means your ball will go straighter and farther. Golf-and-fitness instructor Karen Palacios-Jansen demonstrates as a simple way of patterning this movement.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Correct Your Posture Golf Digest fitness advisor Ralph Simpson demonstrates a simple exercise you can do to help correct your head posture. Add it to your workout routine and you might soon find a number of your health issues start to vanish.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Two Great Exercises For Your Downswing Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrates two variations of an exercise that will improve synchronicity in your downswing and also add more power to your shots.
Fitness Fitness Friday: An Easy Pre-Round Warm-Up So whether you're working out or getting ready to play golf, consider doing a handful of basic exercises to warm your body up. Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrates three "movement prep" exercises.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Exercises For Better Posture You can train for proper posture if you pay more attention to reversing the slouching trend in the gym. If you focus on opening up the chest and strengthening the muscles around the shoulder girdle, you'll be sitting, walking and playing taller. Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrates an easy one-two punch in the gym that will help improve your posture.
Fitness Fitness Friday: The Dumbbell Backswing If you want to build a better backswing, you can help your cause in the gym with this easy dumbbell exercise.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Warming-Up With Foam-Rollers PGA Tour rookie Tony Finau demonstrates a great foam-rolling program for golfers.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Improving Your Shoulder Turn One of the biggest differences between the swings of a high-handicapper and a better player is the way the shoulders rotate. Golf-and-fitness instructor Karen Palacios-Jansen demonstrates a swing drill and an exercise to get the shoulders to turn properly.
Fitness Fitness Friday: A Refresher On Deadlifts Deadlifts are often regarded as one of the best exercises for anyone, particularly golfers, since they improve strength and functionality in a number of areas of the body needed to make a good golf swing: the legs, back, hips, butt, arms and hands. Strength-training expert Mike Boyle provides a quick tutorial on the deadlift.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Improving Hip Mobility (Part 1) Fitness trainer Dave Herman, teaching pro Andrew Park, and LPGA Tour 2013 Rookie of the Year Moriya Jutanugarn demonstrate a few exercises you can do to not only improve your hip action, but also strengthen your glutes, shoulder and mid-back muscles.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Improving Hip Mobility (Part 2) Fitness trainer Dave Herman, teaching pro Andrew Park, and LPGA Tour 2013 Rookie of the Year Moriya Jutanugarn demonstrate a few exercises you can do to not only improve your hip action, but also strengthen your glutes, shoulder and mid-back muscles.
Fitness Fitness Friday: A Quick Fix For Low-Back Pain While acute pain is all the notice you need to go see a doctor, minor aches can be prevented with some exercises that focus on activating and strengthening the core muscles. Watch Ben Shear and Baltusrol Golf Club's new director of fitness, Joe Yoon, demonstrate a great exercise you can do in the gym or even in the living room to help prevent future lower-back issues.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Step-And-Reach Exercise Over the next week, Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear will reveal how he gets his athletes ready for action using three basic exercises. The first is called the "step-and-reach" and it's designed to activate the muscles on the back side of the body. Alternate stepping and reaching with each side of the body for a few minutes.
Fitness The Lateral-Lunge Crossover Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear and trainer Ryan Anderson demonstrate the "lateral-lunge crossover." This exercise not only preps the muscles that run laterally along the body, it also covers some of the muscles that work together forming diagonal "slinging" patterns such as the adductors working with obliques on the opposite side.
Fitness Fitness Friday: The Lunge, Reach And Twist Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear and trainer Ryan Anderson demonstrate the "lunge, reach and twist." The purpose of this exercise is to warm up the muscles on the front part of the body as well as prepping it for the rotational movements critical to playing good golf.
Fitness Fitness Friday: The 4-in-1 Exercise Watch Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear and trainer Ryan Anderson demonstrate the ultimate "short-on-time" workout.
Fitness Fitness: The Low-to-High Exercise Ron Kaspriske, the fitness editor at Golf Digest, demonstrates an exercise that will help improve bone density.
Fitness Fitness Friday: The Skater Exercise Golf Digest fitness editor demonstrates an exercise to activate and train your gluteus medius muscles.
Fitness Train Your Ankles To Swing Like An Athlete From a power perspective, the ability to squat at the start of the downswing and leverage the ground to create more force and clubhead speed will be impeded without good ankle dorsiflexion. To correct the problem, Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear offers a quick test and a pre-round exercise to improve your range of motion.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Improving Forearm Rotation Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrates an exercise program that will help you pick up some desired yards.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Draw Exercise Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrates an exercise program that will help you hit a draw off the tee.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Three Exercises From Jordan Spieth's Trainer Golfers move contralaterally when they swing, which is why golf/fitness instructor Damon Goddard uses crawling exercises when he trains his clients like PGA Tour star Jordan Spieth. In this video he demonstrates three that emphasize cross-body patterning.
Fitness Developing Hip Mobility For Golfers Improve your golf swing and move better with less lower-back and hip pain with this tutorial video from Mike Boyle, a nationally known strength coach.
Fitness Five-minute warm-up with Jordan Spieth's trainer All you need is a club, a SuperFlex band, and a mini-band. Watch the video to see Jordan Spieth's trainer Damon Goddard demonstrate the moves.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Pilates Exercises That Benefit Golfers Golf-and-fitness instructor Karen Palacios-Jansen demonstrates two pilates exercises that will improve mobility in your mid-back region, which is crucial for a functional golf swing.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Mike Boyle Saves Your Shoulders Rotator cuffs allow the club to be swung on the correct plane, stabilizing it through the impact zone, which translates to better shots. If you want to improve the functionality of your rotator cuffs, nationally-known strength coach Mike Boyle has a two-part program for you to follow.
Fitness Ben Shear: The Lateral Bounce Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear demonstrates a simple body-weight exercise that will help you create more power in your swing.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Improving Proprioception In Your Golf Swing The golf swing requires good proprioception because it's impossible to watch the movements of every body part involved and watch the ball. Here are two body-weight exercises you can do that will improve your awareness of body movements when you swing.
Fitness Fitness Friday: One Exercise For A Better Backswing If you'd like to make a better backswing, start by improving your thoracic rotation by trying the side lying rotation stretch demonstrated by Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear and golf instructor Debbie Doniger.
Fitness Fitness Friday: Two Easy Ways To Save Your Back What can you do to help improve mobility in the mid-back? Michael Cummings, a performance specialist for fitness-product company SKLZ, has a simple two-step procedure to help you avoid back pain and, perhaps, make a better golf swing.
Fitness Fitness Friday: How To Go Down And Get It Karen Palacios-Jansen, a golf-and-fitness instructor, has a two-pronged attack that will help you go down after the ball and compress it.
Fitness Dumbbell Bent-Over One-Arm Rows On A Physio Ball You need shoulder stability to swing a golf with power and control. Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrates an effective upper-body exercise on a physio ball that works the shoulders and the muscles surrounding them.
Fitness Hip Rotations With A Physio Ball Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear demonstrates a lower-body exercise that effectively strengthens and stretches your core muscles allowing for more speed in your downswing.
Fitness Physio Ball Leg Extensions Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrates an advanced exercise that will help strengthen your glute muscles.
Fitness Single Leg Sit Backs Golf Digest fitness advisor Ralph Simpson, a former trainer on the PGA Tour, demonstrates a simple activation exercise you can do at home or before a round that will help strengthen your gluteal muscles.
Fitness Shoulder Exercises For Golf The sport-training company SKLZ recently introduced its new "Golf Strong" fitness program, which includes a number of training aids that can help with shoulder mobility including slide pads. SKLZ trainer Michael Cummings demonstrates how you can use slide pads for your shoulders.
Fitness Improve Your Knee Action With Jordan Spieth's Trainer Damon Goddard, Jordan Spieth's trainer, demonstrates two simple exercises that will improve your knee action and increase power and stability in your golf swing.
Fitness Exercises To Activate & Strengthen Your Glutes Dave Phillip, co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute, shows how to activate the glutes before you play golf or workout, and then how to train them to be stronger and a lot more functional.
Fitness Yoga For Golfers: Three Planes Of Motion Yoga performance specialist Katherine Roberts, who works with golfers as well as major league baseball teams, demonstrates yoga poses that will help you achieve a more effective and consistent golf swing.
Fitness Yoga For Golfers: Increasing Stability and Power in Your Swing Yoga performance specialist Katherine Roberts, who works with golfers as well as major league baseball teams, demonstrates yoga poses that will help create more stability, strength and power in your golf swing.
Fitness Yoga For Golfers: Creating More Front Body Extension Yoga performance specialist Katherine Roberts, explains how the bridge pose can help you create more extension in the front body, creating a more effective and consistent golf swing.
Fitness Balance Your Training With This Piece Of Gym Equipment Curtis Williams, a former NFL player who is now a member of Under Armour's Performance Training Council, demonstrates a great multi-plane, compound exercise that will improve your shoulder and hip mobility, leg strength and balance, and ability to side bend when you swing the club.
Fitness Aerobic vs Anaerobic Training If you dread cardiovascular/aerobic training or are simply bored with the 30- to 45-minute routine you've developed on the treadmill, stationary bike, rower or elliptical, renowned strength-and-conditioning coach Mike Boyle has a message for you.
Fitness Should You Do Olympic Lifts? If you're a golfer and you're wondering whether you should be doing Olympic lifts as a way of bolstering power and overall fitness, here's some advice from strength-and-conditioning expert Mike Boyle.
Fitness The Core Exercises You Really Need (Part 1) You have to move in all three planes of motion in order to perform a golf swing, so it make sense to train your core in all three planes. Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear revamps your core workouts with a series of new exercises that are tailored to golfers' needs.
Fitness Three More (Exercises) for the Core Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear demonstrates three more exercises that will help improve your core workout as well as train your midsection for better golf. These new exercises are intended to be part of a progression starting with last week's moves.
Fitness Get Dynamic With Your Core Workout You need control of your torso as you swing, and the core muscles provide that. But if they aren't trained to provide stability while moving, that job just got a lot tougher. Dynamic training is a very good idea for golfers and these three exercises are a great place to start.
Fitness TRX Workout Program For Golfers Golf-fitness instructor Trevor Anderson demonstrates a TRX workout designed specifically for golfers that will help to improve your backswing and through-swing while strengthening muscle function in key areas such as the glutes, hips and core.
Fitness Stability Exercise Using A Bosu Ball Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrate an exercise that will work several upper-body muscle groups at once using a Bosu ball.
Fitness Learn This Power Move From Dustin Johnson's Trainer Dustin Johnson's trainer, Joey Diovisalvi, has created a compound exercise that will get you to move like DJ at the top of the swing and help you hit it further.
Fitness Resistance-Band Exercises That Help Synchronize Your Swing Tour pro Anna Nordqvist demonstrates a resistance-band exercise you can do to help synchronize the movements of your swing and train those muscles to not only activate, but pattern their activation in the correct order.
Fitness Gym Fix: Cure Your Slice Golf Digest's Ron Kaspriske demonstrates a great exercise you can do in the gym to train your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, abs and obliques to generate proper trunk rotation. You can even do it as a warm-up before you play.
Fitness Gym Fix: Get Your Swing Back In Sync Synchronization might be the No. 1 determinant in whether you hit a good golf shot. In terms of timing, most swings go awry in the transition from backswing to downswing. Here are two exercises you can do in the gym to train your body to move the way the pros do.
Fitness Gym Fix: Two Exercises To 'Address' Bad Posture You can improve your posture and your golf swing by working on your core muscles. Here are two exercises you should add to your workout that will help strengthen key rotators in the golf swing, the obliques and rectus abdominus muscles.
Fitness Gym Fix: Squat For Power Add this exercise to your workout and you'll be priming your body for better power generation when you play.
Fitness Gym Fix: Push-Up Progression For golfers, the true benefits of push-ups are that they strengthen the pectoral muscles and improve stability of soft tissue in the shoulders. However, many people find push-ups boring and that problem gets worse as they get stronger. Before you ditch this valuable body-weight exercise try this push-up progression.
Fitness The Office Workout For Golfers What can you do if you're chained to a desk for eight hours or more each day? Short of running around your office every 15 minutes, here are several exercises you can do that not only help combat health issues linked to sitting, they also help your golf game.
Fitness Gym Fix For Fat & Thin Shots If you hit more than your fair share of fat and thin shots, the problem might not solely be technique. The root cause is often poor muscle function in the hips and glutes. Here are three key exercises to help you correct this and hit more shots in the sweet spot.
Fitness Gym Fix: Slow Down To Swing Faster If your goal is to pick up some clubhead speed, and do it without ending up needing time off from golf for surgery, train your muscles to be able to decelerate your swing safely. That means training the lower body as well as your upper body. Here are two key exercises that will get you started.
Fitness Train Diagonally For A Better Swing Here are two golf-specific exercises that will help you make a coordinated and powerful swing. They also help reduce injuries, particularly to your lower back.
Fitness Bench Press And Arm Curls For Golfers Walk into any big-box gym in America and it won't take long to spot someone doing either the bench press or arm curls. Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear and trainer Ryan Anderson demonstrate variations on these routine exercises that will enhance muscle function needed for more power in the golf swing
Fitness Tour Pro Hip Speed This physio-ball exercise improves core strength, allowing you to swing a club faster without losing balance; and hip mobility, allowing you to clear your pelvis out of the way on the downswing so that your arms and club can swing through quickly and powerfully.
Fitness Golf's Most Beautiful Woman Crushes Your Core LPGA Tour Pro Belen Mozo demonstrates her favorite drive-improving exercises
Fitness Strengthen your forearm muscles Don't let tendinitis keep you off the course. Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrates exercises that will get you playing pain-free.