Self Thoracic Rotation Mobilization
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Self Thoracic Rotation Mobilization | Week 51 | Movement Fix Monday
This week for Movement Fix Monday, Dan takes me through a self thoracic rotation mobilization called a rib pull, but he also shows a way to add some resistance by using a kettlebell.
The thoracic spine is an area of the body that typically needs to move more easily in athletes, especially those doing a lot of overhead lifting. The drill in this video can be a good addition for many people.
There is a certain subset of people that may not tolerate this drill. If someone has low back pain, this drill may aggravate them and you need to tread lightly in that case. A mobilization or stretch shouldn't be painful. You may have stretching discomfort or fatigue with certain stretches/mobilizations, but if you're saying "ouch", don't push through that. Do something else or figure out a modification.
The drill shown in the video can be done using breath count, 5-10 breaths per side during a movement routine or during your stretching time is a good place to start.
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Can you believe this is week 51 of Movement Fix Monday? In January 2015, I committed to doing 1 video a week for 1 year. That year is coming to a close. Make sure to check out next week's post to learn what is happening in 2016.
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