How to Do
How to Do Kneeling Stretching of the Latissimus Dorsi on the Floor
The kneeling floor latissimus dorsi 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 floor latissimus dorsi stretch.
Beginning Stretching of the Latissimus Dorsi on the Floor
Kneel down on the ground with both your knees side by side. Then put both of your hands on the ground in front of you.
Stretching of the Latissimus Dorsi on the Floor Movement
1. To start the stretch bend your whole upper body over in a relaxing position and then extend one arm forward.
2. Stretch that arm forward keeping your palm down until you feel a stretch in your Latissimus Dorsi.
3. Once you begin to feel the stretch in your Latissimus Dorsi, stop and hold that position for 20-30 seconds.
4. Repeat this stretch 2-3 times then switch arms.
Stretching of the Latissimus Dorsi on the Floor Benefits
They support and stabilize your spine while also strengthening your shoulders and back. Your lats also support proper posture by assisting with shoulder and arm movement. Building upper-body strength, enhancing range of motion, and preventing injury all require strengthening and stretching your lats.