How to Do Kneeling Latissimus Dorsi Ball Stretch
The kneeling latissimus dorsi ball stretch should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the kneeling latissimus dorsi ball stretch.
Beginning Latissimus Dorsi Ball Stretch, Prone
Place the stability ball firmly on the floor and kneel down in front of it, both your knees should be side by side and both hands on top of the ball.
Latissimus Dorsi Ball Stretch Prone Movement
1. To begin the stretch, slowly roll the ball away from you with both hands firmly placed on top of it until you feel pressure in your Latissimus Dorsi.
2. Once a stretch is felt, hold that position for 20-30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times.
Latissimus Dorsi Ball Stretch Benefits
They provide shoulder and back strength while also protecting and stabilizing your spine. Your lats also support proper posture by assisting shoulder and arm movement. Building upper-body strength, improving range of motion, and avoiding injury all require strengthening and extending your lats.