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Dustin Johnson's Trainer Shows the Exercise to Help You Hit Further | Fitness Friday | Golf Digest

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For this Fitness Friday, 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.

Transcript
Let’s talk golf and fitness.
Welcome to Fitness Friday, and I’ve got a tip for you today
that’s going to address three things
that are important to work on to get better
at hitting the ball further, with more power and stability.
I’m going to grab my loop.
So, any tubing will do, just put it down
around the bottom of your ankles, and step in.
Once you’ve done that, grab yourself a driver,
and then let’s get to work.
So, let’s talk about why we’re doing it and why it matters.
One of the things that I have noticed
over years and years of questions being asked me,
Coach, how do I get a better ability to feel transition?
You start in the middle, the center of gravity,
anatomical neutral.
It’s the human body in the strongest position.
What I like about that is it creates activation and feel.
Your brain sends a signal to the rest of your body.
Okay, so let’s get your body in the game.
Take the driver and put it up on your collar bone, okay?
Bring your hands and cross them at the top,
and then put your feet together.
Flex your knees, and it’s gonna be really simple.
Get with me, and let’s get to work.
Here we go.
We’re gonna take a big step right.
That’s a power step.
And what I want you to notice is this tubing
creates resistance, and it creates brain activity.
Your brain now is saying, I’ve gotta step
with a lot more power and energy.
And then place your foot on the ground.
Your leg should be in a flexed position.
Let me quickly show it to you from the side,
because that’s important.
So here’s the flex position.
Now we’ll get back to work, we’ll walk
through the other two steps, and we’ll do five together.
Here we go.
Power position, activate and step.
Take a back swing, so now you’re feeling very connected
with your body and your brain.
Then from this position, I want you to transition,
some teachers refer to it as the bump,
or getting to the opposite side.
Once you transition, you’re feeling all this energy
and activation because the band is stretched far.
And for that to happen, your muscles have to be engaged.
Once you’ve transitioned, literally rotate your body,
bring your arch into the ground,
and release your toe and heel.
Now, let’s do a few together so you can see
how it looks and feels.
Here we go, I’ll count it out.
Work with me at home, here we go.
Step one, load, flex, back swing.
Transition, release.
Let’s do it one more time.
Step, flex, feel the ground.
Rotate, transition, and release it.
Two, we got three more, we’re working.
Activate the band.
Follow the steps.
Rotate, transition, release.
Last two, here we go.
Step, feel the ground, power comes from the ground up.
Big turn, back towards the target,
transition, and release.
Now, let’s do this last one together.
Here we go.
Big step, far as you can go.
Knee flexed, big rotation, transition,
and release it.
Try that drill, have fun, and hit it further.

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Rickie Fowler Gives Tips on How to Putt Better | Golf Tips | Golf Digest

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Does a lucky putt count as a good putt? In Kevin’s world, maybe, but Butch Harmon and Rickie Fowler know from experience that good technique is key for scoring.

Transcript
[upbeat music]
Oh, ho,
wooh, come on, boy.
Let’s do this, come on.
Oh, hey, guys.
You check out the hole lately?
There’s a ball in it.
You almost shattered the flag.
Hey, man, a putt’s a putt.
Last time I checked, my ball was in the hole.
Really?
First of all, you need to take the pin out when you putt.
That’s a two-shot penalty for hitting the pin.
Duly noted.
Ricky, let’s show him how to make one.
[upbeat music]
Yeah, maybe we should go help him out.
Yeah, no kidding.
[upbeat music]
Guys, oh, guys.
Guys.
You know, Ricky, you have experience.
One big putt.
You’re one of the best putters that I know,
and this year, when you won at Honda on the back nine,
you made some really good putts.
I think a lot of it is, I want to react.
I see it.
I know what’s going on around the putt,
and at least down to the hole and back.
And you get a feel for it.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how long the putt is,
you’re really focusing on your contact
and then the speed for that putt.
So all you can control is right here.
Let’s see your routine here.
Your setup will be a lot more consistent
if you put the putter down first.
You kind of want your shoulders square,
hands can hang here.
Go ahead and get the grip.
Pressure-wise, you want it in the middle.
I try and fix my eyes on a specific spot behind the ball.
Some people like to look at a dimple on the ball.
I look at the grass right behind it.
That allows you to not let your eyes wander,
which makes the stroke a little bit more consistent.
I like that.
Come on in here.
Yeah, get in here where you can see this.
All right.
Let’s show ’em a little something.
Can you get my ball while you’re at it?
There’s probably a ball in there.
We’ll leave it in there for you.
[upbeat music]
Now that’s how you do it.
Yeah, that’s how we do it.
Me and Ricky, come on.
Okay.
We’re like best friends now.
I don’t think he’s paying any attention,
but for those of you at home,
if you paid attention,
you’re gonna putt a lot better.
Let’s get out of here.
Yeah, see ya.
What’d I miss?
You’re good.
Guys, check out this monkey,
million views so far.
[upbeat music]

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