This is a move that helps stretch and mobilise our shoulders, increasing their range of motion. Vivienne Rickman is your guide.
This move is a stretch that helps mobilise our shoulders, increasing their range of motion. This thoracic spine stretch also gives the lats a long stretch and you will feel your triceps getting a stretch too.
A bench at the gym is ideal for this move, but you could use a coffee table or chair at home or anything at a suitable height to get into position.
An exercise mat.
How to do a thoracic spine extension
- Kneel on the floor and place your elbows on the bench in front of you.
- Breathe out, push your hips back and sink your head down between your arms. Your ribs will feel like they are moving towards the floor. Keep a neutral spine and brace the core.
- To increase the stretch on the triceps, move your hands towards your upper back.
- Breath out, raise up to the starting position and repeat.
For a greater stretch on the lats, hold a mobility pole in your hands to keep them slightly apart.