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What are the Causes of Lower Back Pain in Golfers

There are several causes of lower back pain. The majority of golfers have pain because of mobility limitations. But more serious causes need to be ruled out before corrective exercises are recommended.

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Gain More Rotation in Your Swing by Getting Rid of UCS

 Gain More Rotation in Your Swing by Getting Rid of UCS What amateur golfer doesn't want to gain more rotation in their golf swing? Everyone wants more. Before you can gain rotation, you need to remove barriers that impede your body to turn around your spine.  One of...

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4 Exercises To Improve Hip Mobility & Rotation For Longer Drives

4 Exercises To Improve Hip Mobility & Rotation For Longer Drives  Discouraged with my hip mobility, and specifically my internal hip rotation, I added the following exercises to my morning workouts.  Hip mobility is obviously important to the golf swing. Not only...

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Is the Lack of Internal Hip Rotation Costing You Yards Off the Tee?

Is the Lack of Internal Hip Rotation Costing You Yards Off the Tee?  Is the lack of hip mobility costing you distance off the tee and adding movement compensations that are leading to swing problems? Checking your hip mobility is quick, easy, and correcting any...

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Try this to Stop Slicing Your Drives and Hit the Ball Straighter

Try This to Stop Slicing Your Drives and Hit the Ball Straighter  The slice is the most common ball flight for amateur golfers.  When you slice the golf ball, you lose distance, it most likely costs you penalty strokes, and playing from the right-side of the golf...

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How You Can Add Power to Your Golf Swing – DJ vs. Rahm

How You Can Add Power to Your Golf Swing - DJ vs. Rahm You're right, that isn't Dustin Johnson or Jon Rahm in the image. Sorry, I didn't have six bills to drop to buy a copyrighted image. But watching those two in the finals of the WGC Match Play gave me the idea to...

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Boiling Down Golf Fitness Training – What You Need to Accomplish

Boiling Down Golf Fitness Training - What You Need to Accomplish Whether you're currently in a golf fitness training program or are looking to start one, the goal is probably one of two things. Hit the ball farther. Or, make better swings to lower your score.  In the...

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What I Learned About Golf Fitness at the Hardware Store

What I Learned About Golf Fitness at the Hardware Store What does a golfer do in the spring when it's raining and there is still snow on the ground? Work on those Hunny-do lists, of course. Why not get all of those home improvement projects out of the way before the...

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Make Golf Fitness Progressions Challenging Not Hard For Better Results

Exercise progression is the path to success and it's better to make golf fitness progressions challenging rather than difficult.  Don't get me wrong, we all want to progress through a fitness program as fast as we can so we can play better golf. And it seems so stupid...

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What Do You Need To Do To Increase Your Driver Swing Speed?

We all want to increase our driver swing speed. Comparing the swings of the longest hitters might give us a clue as to what will help our golf swings the most. Common swing traits of the long hitters can be assumed to be important if we apply these characteristics to our swings in all likelihood we will increase our swing speed. The common traits amongst the long hitters are good ankle mobility, strong glutes, the ability to separate movement between the upper and lower body, and being able to freely posteriorly and anteriorly tilt the pelvis.

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Is Muscle Activation a Thing? Why Workout Cues are Important

Is Muscle Activation a Thing? Why Workout Cues are Important  Muscle activation and deactivation is the most important concept to understand in golf fitness and to learn during a golf conditioning program. Big statement, I know. It's hard to argue against, though. The...

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Cervical Rotation Test – Does Your Neck Limit the Backswing?

Cervical Rotation Test - Does Your Neck Limit the Backswing? That's right your neck could be limiting the length of your backswing.  At least the amount of effective rotation. If you can't touch your collarbone with your chin then most likely you have a short...

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