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Thoracic Spine Exercise helps you get more rotation in your golf swing

This thoracic spine exercise will help golfers get more rotation in their golf swing and that’s what every golfer wants.

They think that if they take that club back just a little bit farther, they’re going to get more width and be able to sail that ball down the fairway even farther.

So today, we’re going to start on a five-part series of exercises, helping you rotate through your thoracic spine.

So with this thoracic spine exercise, you’re working with your 12 thoracic vertebrae and your 12 thoracic ribs.

Thoracic Spine Exercise Part 1

Thoracic spine exercise number one is the golf stance. And you can do this at home, and you can also do it on the course.

You’re going to get your golf stance.

I have my ball here in front of me.

You’re going to cross the club across your shoulders very lightly, holding on, keeping your elbows in.

In this thoracic spine exercise, we don’t want to rock the baby.

And then I want you to rotate and take the end of the club down to where it’s pointing to your ball and then going to the other end downwards pointing to your ball.

Now, it does not matter whether you are a right or left-handed golfer.

I want them to be even because what I’m doing is I’m staying very centered.

My head is staying centered, and I’m focusing on rotating through my spine as well as my hips are helping me too.

Now with this thoracic spine exercise, we’re going to take a little bit more out of it, make it a little harder, but better for your swing.

We’re going to open up the chest you’re going to bring the club behind you, still looking down at your imaginary ball and you’re going to turn.

And this is where I have to turn my ribs a little bit farther to aim down there and then turn back.

How many should you do?

Approximately ten, maybe five on each side.

OK, now we’re going to make this thoracic spine exercise even harder to where the hips are out of it, more so you can rotate through your rib cage.

So right at the bottom of your rib cage, you’re going to place your hands in your pockets or your pretend pockets.

Look down at your ball.

Now rotate a little farther and try to get the end of the club aiming toward the ball and then get the club aiming at the ball the other way.

Again, approximately ten.

Do you have to do all three of these exercises?

No, it’s level one, level two, level three.

But try to get that rotation and get that feel and that movement pattern to get you more rotation out on the course.

OK, so just see this exercise and more visit my mobile app fit for golf or go to my website at

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Mindi Boysen

Mindi Boysen, TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Level III certified Golf Fitness Specialist and owner of “Fit For Golf! Fit For Life!”, is an internationally recognized golf fitness professional with 28 years of experience. She is also a nationally certified Lifestyle/Weight Management Consultant and personal trainer who specializes in functional, Pilates-based and sport-specific training. She currently is endorsed by multiple private golf clubs in North Phoenix/Scottsdale and was the Official Fitness Partner of the Arizona Women’s Golf Association for 10 years.

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