In this video, Golf Fitness Specialist Dick Bartling gives you an exercise called “The Crocodile Exercise.” This is a great stretch to help improve your torso flexibility and improve the range of motion on your backswing. What you’re going to do is start off lying on your back with your arms out at either side. Take the right foot and put it on top of the left, and then we’re just going to go ahead and put our hands together by twisting over. This is your starting position. Notice that the feet are flat on the ground and everything’s nice and square.

From this position then, you are going to go ahead and open up the book and do a twist like a crocodile, trying to keep your feet in position, and come on over until you can touch that hand on this side. If you have trouble keeping your feet flat on the ground, you can hook them underneath a couch or underneath a bed, but it’s a great exercise for improving your torso flexibility. Hold for about 30 seconds, and then go back to the starting position. And then be sure to repeat on the other side.

For another great exercise tip, check out the “Stork Turn.”