How to Do
How to Do Kneeling Ball Stretch for the Latissimus Dorsi With Single Arm
The only difference in this movement versus a 2-hand lat stretch with the stability ball is you do one arm at a time. In this variation, it is more important to maintain stability and roll the ball in a straight path.
Beginning Ball Stretch for the Latissimus Dorsi
Place the stability ball firmly on the floor and kneel down in front of it, both your knees should be side by side and one hand on top of the ball, the other hand straight down on the ground in front of you.
Ball Stretch for the Latissimus Dorsi Movement
1. To begin the stretch, slowly roll the ball away from you with one hand 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 before switching arms.
Ball Stretch for the Latissimus Dorsi Benefits
They protect and stabilize your spine while also strengthening your shoulders and back. Your lats also aid in shoulder and arm movement, as well as good posture. Stretching and strengthening your lats is critical for increasing upper-body strength, improving range of motion, and avoiding injury.