Upper Back Extension Over a Foam Roller or Rolled Up Towel

Jamey over a foam roller

This exercise is great for helping to reverse the posture we all commonly fall into during long periods of sitting. We all know the one, shoulder and head dropping forward while we slouch over the desk pounding through some work.

Using this exercise will help free up some movement in the upper back whilst helping to decrease pain and tension across the area!

Thoracic extension mobility exercise

+Thoracic extension mobility exercise+Good for:- Office workers- People sitting for long periods – Active people (especially those who do high volume weight work) – Pretty much anyone!!Try this mobility exercise to help decrease the tension in your upper back and help undo those long periods of sitting throughout the day!Tips on how to optimally perform: 1. Use a foam roller or towel and place under the middle of your upper back. 2. Place your hands behind your head/neck for support. 3. Keep your knees bent and feet in the ground for the duration of the exercise4. Hold for 20-30 seconds and repeat in 2-3 different spots (in your mid to upper back) As always contact us if you have any further questions: Email – Jamey.beyondfitness@gmail.com

Posted by Beyond Fitness on Monday, 10 June 2019
  • Tips:-        
    • Hold for 30s in 3-4 different spots in the upper back area
    • Make sure you drop down slowly and take nice slow, steady breaths while in position
    • Keep your hips on the ground and don’t push into discomfort (stay below a 2-3/10)