Spinal flexion and extension with single arm

STRETCH

Preparation:

  1. Position yourself as pictured on all fours in neutral spine.
  2. Place one hand behind the head (without pushing).

 

How to Do:

  1. The goal is to eventually be able to rotate the elbow pointed directly up to the ceiling.
  2. Rotate with 1 arm extended.
  3. There must be no movement from the lower back/lower hip area; however the neck/head is allowed to move with the upper body.
  4. Take the body/joints through a full available range of motion using controlled momentum/movement for one set of 5 to 10 reps.

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