ACTIVE SPINE ROTATION
Thoracic spine mobility is something I get questions on a lot. Most often people say they feel stiff/tight, or even have some cervical issues that are related to their thoracic spine. This is one of my favorite drills to work on that, as it incorporates active movement of the spine with active contraction of the hips/lower body. And there's a variety of levels in this video for anyone to try out.
1️⃣ Level 1 - Active rotation
2️⃣ Level 2 - Active rotation + reach
3️⃣ Level 3 - Active rotation + reach + full body tension
4️⃣ Level 4 - Counter rotation
5️⃣ Level 5 - Counter Rotation + full body tension
Adding in the full body tension (irradiation) can really change the way the exercise feels. The idea is to use the wall to create more tension, and then move around that tension.
🔑 This is an awesome exercise to really improve spinal movement. It's not abnormal for it to feel easier to rotate in one direction, many people will have a dominant side.
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