Partner T-Spine Stretch
Video by Nichole Kribs
We see very tight thoracic spines in almost everyone who walks through our door. This is due to a combination of lifestyle, lack of awareness and even weakness through the upper back. Ideally, we want rotation through the thoracic spine and stability in the lumbar spine but we often see the opposite with people, which can lead to back pain.
The drill above is a great way to open up the thoracic spine in preparation for the workout ahead or to just feel more ‘open’.
While you are being stretched, take a big inhale and then a long exhale at least 2-3 times. This will help open up the thoracic spine and will help you relax in this position vs being super tense (not ideal when trying to elicit change).
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