Thoracic Extension Foam Roller, Smr

STRETCH

How to Do

How to Do Thoracic Extension Foam Roller, Smr

This flexibility exercise is good for those who have tightness in the shoulders and the middle back muscles.

Be sure to maintain good form throughout this stretch. If any pain is experienced, immediately stop this exercise.

Beginning

Beginning Foam Roller Thoracic Spine

Lie down on a foam roller. Position the foam roller beneath the shoulder blades. Bend both arms placing the hands behind the head. Suck in the abdomen drawing the navel towards the spine. Bend the knees at a right angle and position the feet shoulder-width apart. Squeeze the hips together. Maintain this form throughout the stretch.

Movement

Foam Roller Thoracic Spine Movement

1. Slowly lift the hips off the floor.

2. Roll down on the foam roller until a tender spot is found on the middle back.

3. Rest there until the tenderness is relieved significantly. Then roll to another spot in need of relief.

Benefits

Foam Roller Thoracic Spine Benefits

Rhomboids-SMR is a beginner stretch that relieves tightness and improves the range of motion in the shoulders and middle back.

Exercise Aliases

Foam Roller - Rhomboids, rhomboid stretching exercises, rhomboids strengthening exercises.


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