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How can I test shoulder flexibility for golf?

The wall shoulder flexion test helps to assess if you have proper range of motion when raising your arms directly above your head. The tests is performed with you standing with your heels, buttocks, shoulders, and head against a wall (the lower back should be held in a neutral lumbar position). Arms should be hanging at your sides. With your elbows extended and thumbs pointing up, extend your arms straight up toward the wall. The goal is to touch your thumbs against the wall with no compensatory movements such as shrugging your shoulders (bringing your shoulders towards your ears) or arching your lower back. If you notice any part of your body moving besides your arms, you may have some shoulder tightness.

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