Prevail Strength Coaches Jacob Goodin and Daniel Guzman
Modern society has us focussed on what is in front of us--be it a plate of food, a computer screen, smart phone, or the latest best-selling book (kindle edition, of course). This makes it very easy to habitually move with a head-forward, shoulders-forward posture that can lead to a rounded and immobile thoracic spine (T-spine), among other things. A stiff T-spine could lead to compensatory patterns including but not limited too: lumbar hyper-mobility and instability, glenohumeral hyper-mobility and instability, and decreased tidal volume in the lungs.
Thankfully, there are a few simple drills we can perform to counteract these effects. The videos below show and explain how to do each of them.
Now stop slouching and do these drills!
T-spine Foam Roller Mobilization
Seated T-spine Rotation
Supine T-spine Extension Rotation Drill
Quadruped T-spine Extension Rotation Drill
And there you have it, 4 drills you can do now that will improve your T-spine mobility, shoulder health, and low back health.
For more drills that improve mobility, stability, and overall awesomeness, visit us at Prevail Conditioning for the best Private, Semi-Private, and Group training experience in town.