Fit Tips Results - Week 1

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21,607...thats the number of emails I have received from viewers with a variety of questions since beginning my golf fitness classes and tips for The Golf Channel from 2001 to today! Because many of you have experienced incredible results from your dedicated efforts, I want to share them with those that may be looking for some kind of fitness cure.
 
I have chosen testimonials that I feel will be beneficial to all. Following the testimony you will see the exercises that the golfer did to achieve his or her results. If you do not have the equipment used in these exercises routines, simply visit the Golf Fitness Pro Shop to acquire the necessary items to get started!
 
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.
 
Bent Back Row:
Strength for your back

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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.
 
Recommended Reps:
Par Level: 10 reps
Birdie Level: 15 reps
Eagle Level: 20 reps
 
Cat Stretch:
Flexibility for your back

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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.