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This weeks tip comes from A. Browning of Tucson, Arizona:
The one exercise that has helped my mid back is the bent row. My posture has gotten so much better which has resulted in better posture at address and certainly a better result in ball striking.
Strength for your back
Place one foot atop a step, and place the corresponding hand on your knee for balance. Holding a dumbbell in the opposite hand, extend the arm so that the weight is above your perched foot. Then, bending your elbow, draw the weight back in one single motion as if you're pulling weeds from your yard, or pulling the rope on a lawnmower. Slowly return to the start position and repeat the exercise with both arms.
Par Level: 10 reps
Birdie Level: 15 reps
Eagle Level: 20 reps
Flexibility for your back
Stand on the center of your Stretch Trainer with your feet together and ligtly hold the hand grips. Keeping your arms extended downward, slowly round your back (simulating the bowed back of a mad cat) and tuck your chin to your chest. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds and repeat.
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Editor's Note: Kelly Blackburn has traveled the PGA Tour and Champions Tour circuits as a fitness consultant and trainer for 11 years. Kelly welcomes your email questions and comments, contact her at BlackburnOnTour@aol.com. Visit KellyBlackburn.com to learn more about health and fitness for golf.