Book Openers for Thoracic Spine Mobility
For most people in today’s world, whether sitting in a desk or staring at your phone, their t-spine is all kinds of locked down.
Addressing limitations in your t-spine extension and rotation will help many people who suffer from low back and even neck pain. It will help you stand with better posture, allow you to move your arms overhead with much more freedom, and overall just lead to a better life.
Book openers are a great exercise to address both extension and rotation in the t-spine. -
A couple important things to remember during this exercise...
1️⃣Putting your top knee on a foam roller and keeping contact will help you keep your lumbar spine locked down. Keeping the motion focused on the thoracic spine.
2️⃣As you get into the end ranges of motion breathe out slowly to allow for you to push into the extremes of your ROM.
3️⃣Reach with that top arm as you move through the movement.