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I need an exercise to stretch my shoulders and upper back? I do have a swiss ball so if you have an exercise using the ball that would be great.
Steve ' Phoenix, AZ
Scott ' The shoulder girdle is very important when it comes to the golf swing. A strong, flexible shoulder girdle will help you stay steady at the top of your backswing. This exercise will improve your shoulder flexibility. Repeat this exercise daily!
Can you recommend a stretch for the front of my hips? They start to ache after walking 18 holes and carrying my bag.
Susan ' Ft Worth, TX
Susan ' Glad to hear you are walking instead of using a cart! Make sure you are using a double strap to carry your bag and equalize the weight across your back and hips. Heres a simple stretch to do for your hip flexors!
I have been doing your exercises for better balance. Do you have a simple test to do that will measure my balance?
Tim ' Detroit, MI
Tim ' Heres an easy way to measure your progress!
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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 13 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.