I think that golfers at all levels need to undertake golf fitness training if they really want to improve their game. If you only play every now and then it might not be for you, but if you are doing fitness workouts anyway then this is an exercise that you can implement quite easily.

This exercise is to improve your shoulder strength and in particular the serratus muscle which is active throughought the golf swing. In order to strengthen this muscle you need to do some weight exercises. The exercise in this video demonstrates a golfer strengthening the serratus muscle using a pulley crossover machine. With the pulleys in each hand you need to try and stand up straight. Then with your arms out at 180 degrees, simply pull them forward in a round motion. Think of hugging a tree or a person to get the correct motion.

When completing strengthening exercises it is important to not over do it. If you feel any pain during the exercise then you need to stop immediately. The feeling of fatigue in the muscle is ok but sharp pain is not. Begin with a light weight and complete 3 sets of 6-8 repititions. 

Continue to build up the repititions (reps) over the coming weeks and once you can complete 3 sets of 15 reps increase the weight and move back to 6  reps. Then simply begin building again. The serratus muscle is not designed to take large amounts of weight, so you should only be lifting a relativley light weight.

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