Mobility Monday | Ep 5 | Thoracic Bench Mobilisation

Dylan
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 19:55
Today's episode will be tying in the last two episodes by intergrading the newly found thoracic mobility into drill which gets the trunk and upper body working together.
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

1. This drill will help lengthen out Triceps and lats (Latissimus dorsi), while increasing Thoracic extension and teach anterior core “stiffness”.

2. Tight/weak lats, triceps and T-spine have a huge implication on the ability to get into a front rack position and to do overhead work safely so this is a great drill to do before training or between sets.

3. Having the ability to keep the anterior core stiff and to resist against Lumber extension is critical for lower back injury prevention.
QUES FOR THE DRILL:

1. Keep your elbows at the end of the bench and as you drop your hips back sink your chest and head down between your arms while letting your scapulars to move freely around the ribs.

2. Keep your abdominals braced and make sure to resist against lumber extension while extending through the T-spine while completing each repetition through the tempo of your breath.

 

AGAIN, THANKS TO:

Eric Cressey from Cressey Sports Performance based in Hudson, Massachusetts.

I hope everyone is working off some of that Christmas joy and stay tuned for the next episode in 2017!

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Dylan Jones

 

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