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Next stretch your shoulders:

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart as though you're addressing the golf ball. Hold your left elbow with your right hand (image 1).
  • Keeping your left thumb pointed up, bend your left wrist toward your left thumb.
  • Rotate your trunk to the right.
  • Pull on your left elbow until you feel a stretch in your back (image 2).
  • To stretch the trailing (right) shoulder, grab your right elbow with your left hand. Then rotate your trunk to the left (image 3).

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