The CSGA Links Volume 6 Issue 4 August 2018 - Page 35

CLICK FOR ACCOMPANYING VIDEO TEST NO. 3 Stand with the majority of your body—from heels to head—against the wall. Bend one arm 90 degrees, and place the upper por- tion of the arm against the wall at shoulder height. Now raise the lower portion of the arm, maintaining the 90-degree angle. Your goal is to touch the wall with the back of your hand while keeping the bottom part of your back from arching or pressing into the wall. IF YOU FAILED Shoulder mobility is an issue for you, and this likely causes you to hit shots fat or thin, or your path into the ball is noticeably out-to-in (causing slices or pulls). Work on stretching the pectoral (chest) muscles and on exercises that improve the external rotation of the shoulder joint. Even repeating this test can improve mobility. Ron Kaspriske, longtime Fitness Editor at Golf Digest, lives in Norwalk www.csgalinks.org CSGA Links // August 2018 35