Thoracic mobility, often overlooked. Lateral flexion, extension, and rotation of the thoracic spine, often overlooked.
Take time out to injury proof yourself. Invest in yourself.
Benefits of good thoracic mobility:
- Better overhead squats ✓
- Less chance of injury ✓
- Lack of kyphosis ✓
- Increased lung capacity ✓
- Safer lumbar ✓
- Improved posture ✓
Bad thoracic mobility plays a huge role in a bad lower back, and shoulders.
“Tried it today. Excellent. As much for showing how deficient my rotational movement – and stability – is as it is for more general toning. Taco’s remarks – do it at least weekly if not more often – are spot on. Could even be – perhaps with fewer reps, but that depends – part of a daily warm-up or post-workout stretch to get rid of the ‘knots’.”
- 18 page PDF with detailed exercise, and muscles used description
- Print version of the workout
- 11 minute video of the workout
- 19 other mobility videos
“Hey man, did this yesterday. I like it. Thoracic stiffness has been an issue for me for years due to lifting. I can feel how beneficial this will be longer term. Mobility improved by the end of the session! I did three rounds all up whilst trying to ascertain the appropriate load.”
- One light kettlebell
“Especially useful for everybody working in an office setting, where constantly sitting behind a desk and staring at the computer screen promotes a hunchback posture.”
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