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Open Books


Description: Open Books are a great exercise for building trunk and shoulder range of motion. It helps to isolate limitations in your upper back that might be restricting your turn. This exercise will easily show you how limited you are and how much progress you are making as it progresses. You will be able to easily gauge your success by how far you are from the ground. Increasing your range of motion in your trunk and shoulders will help to increase your coil and the length of your golf swing adding power.

Summary:
  1. Start by laying on one side with your knees bent up a bit so that your thighs aren't quite running parallel to your shoulders. This is similar to the fetal position. Stretch your arms straight out in front of you. Keep your bottom arm straight, but let your top arm bend 90 degrees.
  2. Open up your chest and roll back putting your top arm on the ground. The goal is to get your upper back, shoulder and arm flat on the ground. Start off going as far as you can.
  3. Begin by performing 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions. Try holding in the stretch position for about 10 seconds. As weeks progress and you feel stronger try holding for longer and/or increasing your reps.
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