Thoracic extension stretch

Use a foam roll or a rolled up towel to perform this stretch/mobilization. 
1- Place the foam roll just below your shoulder blade.
2- Move the foam roll 1-2 inches up the spine. (Elbows together)
3- Move the foam roll 1-2 inches higher. (Elbows together and add chin tuck while extending back)

In each of the 3 positions described, relax and stretch back over the foam roll 5x.  Hold 1-3 seconds.  If the 1st position is painful, you may have the foam roll too low.  Reposition and try again.  If still painful, discontinue the stretch.

Thoracic extension stretchThoracic extension stretch

← Return to Exercises index

  Printable Version

Web Design Austin
Share Us:
Facebook  LinkedIn