If you usually get off to a slow start, hitting shots that aren't even close to your best, it might be because your body isn't properly warmed up. I see amateurs go to the range ahead of their tee times to hit a few shots, but that's all they do. Before I make one swing at an LPGA tournament, I have a routine of stretches and exercises to get my body ready. You should create one, too. Start with one of my favorite pre-round moves: I extend my arms to my sides, bend at the waist, and turn my upper body so my right hand nearly touches my left foot. Then I turn so my left hand nearly touches my right. I turn 10 times in each direction. This warms up several muscles in the back, core and legs. Give it a try, as well as the others I'm demonstrating on the following page. — with Keely Levins
Mexico native Gaby Lopez, 24, is in her third season on the LPGA Tour.