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(Video) 2 drills to keep your hips from moving forward in your swing

As I get ready to head to Atlanta this coming weekend to spend some time with the guys from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) at the Level 2 Fitness Certification, I decided to browse through the TPI YouTube videos to look for anything new that they may have put out.

In doing so, I came across this video which describes an issue that nearly 2/3 of all golfers have: Early Extension.  Or another way to say it is, your hips move closer to the ball near impact and your club doesn't send the ball in the direction you intended.

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How Fast do you really swing a club? What is your True Club Head Speed

Its a question that many golfers don't know the answer to.  Do you?

If you have never had your swing speed tested, I suggest you do, simply to see where you stand.  It can be humbling or pleasantly surprising depending on which end of the spectrum you find yourself.  But most importantly, it will give you a realistic idea of how far you can hit a ball and whether you are truly striking it in the center of the club face. 

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3 exercises you should be able to do but most likely can't!

Kind of a harsh title, I know, but for a large amount of the population, it is very true.  I know a lot of people that would consider themselves to be strong and fit, but can't do these 3 exercises properly, and that is without any added weight.  Honestly, I hope this title offends you a bit because it is not accurate in your case, and you are able to do them with ease.  And if this title is true for you, I hope it sparks a little fire under you to prove me wrong.

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When It's Just Too Hot For Golf

It's been a heat wave like no other here in St. Louis the past few weeks, and with the temps reaching as high as 108 and 110, only the crazies are out there on the golf courses.  I know that might include you, but there are a few things that you can do to improve your game without fighting the heat.  And best of all, they can be done in your living room!

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Slow Down to Make Improvement Faster

I’ve noticed a trend in recent years in the fitness world that many trainers and individuals working out on their own have adopted the 110% mentality when designing their workout programs.  I attribute it in many ways to the surge of bootcamps, crossfit, and workout videos (P90x, Insanity, etc.)  that have become so popular.  I think the fact that the general population is starting to see what kind of intensity is capable in their workout is awesome.  One of my concerns with all of these maximum intensity and “balls to the wall” workouts; however, is that many have downgraded the importance of utilizing slow tempo workouts/exercises because they don’t leave you puking in the trash can at the end of your workout.

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