IMPROVE YOUR SHOULDER MOBILITY
The lat is a broad, expansive muscle across your back. It plays a role in spine and shoulder stabilization when you engage it and gives the ever sought after V-taper.💪
It is however, chronically tight in a lot of people. So let's look at how to open it up.
↔️The traditional lat stretch usually stops at STEP 1, but that doesn't quite get the muscle onto full stretch. The lat acts to extend the shoulder and spine and adduct and internally rotate the shoulder. So we need to go the opposite way. 🔸️Take a split stance. Back leg on the side you plan to stretch. Externally rotate the shoulder and grab a hold of something in front of you.
🔸️Fold forward at the waist taking the shoulder into flexion.
🔸️Round the upper back
🔸️Twist the torso open and get ready to feel one of the most intense stretches of your life.
🔸️Don't forget to breathe.
Tag a friend with tight lats and share the wealth!