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Flexibility vs Mobility

One of the most misunderstood concepts of golf and fitness is the difference between flexibility and mobility. For the most part, flexibility is how far your muscles can stretch with assistance (think of your coach pushing down on your back while you touch your toes). Mobility, for the most part,

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[What? Why? How?] Are fat grips really that phat?

Fat grips can dramatically change your existing dumbbell and barbell workouts, but do they work? After Years of Cheating on Tough Reps, Fat Grips Are Keeping You Faithful We’ve all been there. You struggle to bring up that last dumbbell curl, and like Lincoln Hawk (Sylvester Stallone’s character in Over

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The Golf Fitness FAILURE LOOP

According to a NY Times piece, around 95% of people quit exercise and diet programs before they reach their goal. You ever wonder why? Created by the co-founders of 18STRONG over a couple beers at lunch, the FAILURE LOOP provides some insight into this natural phenomenon and can serve as

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There Are No Free Lunges

If you’ve ever done any sort of strength training program that involves your lower body, you have undoubtedly cursed the creator of the program for adding lunges. They’re hard to do.  They exhaust you.  They make your legs feel like jelly. They’re also one of the best lower body exercises

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[What? Why? How?] Two minutes for elbowing

Golfer’s injuries may not be as flashy as hockey’s broken bones, blown knees and head trauma, but things like golfer’s elbow are enough to keep you off the course. Not to be confused with tennis elbow Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are two completely different afflictions, so it makes sense

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[What? Why? How?] Sliders

Golfers are using sliders (sometimes called gliders) to increase core strength and improve hip range-of-motion, and having fun doing it. Survey Says…I’m Bored The #3 most popular reason people quit training programs is because the workouts aren’t enjoyable.  Think of sliders as the ranch dressing of exercises – they make

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