Fri-Yay let’s go! You are back to give your body the maintenance that it needs and we are here to deliver another effective action packed routine. As always we have a plethora of different active stretches and muscle activation techniques. The word “active” is the key here. Movement involves being active. In order to improve your movement, and mobility for the long term, you need to be able to actively control each of your joints through the greatest range of motion possible. Being flexible is cool for instagram, but being flexible, mobile, and stable is what keeps your joints healthy and keeps you performing at your best.
Equipment needed: 1. Foam Roller. 2. Padded Mat (optional). Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your t-spine aka your upper back, and wrists. We are starting out with a joint mobilization and muscle activation to improve your upper back rotation. Focus on trying to keep both sides of the middle of your spine in contact with the foam roller the entire time while rotating. Next, we are working on a very effective stretch and activation for your upper back and core muscles. Focus on rotating as far as possible in each direction. Really put that extra effort in to this one. Next, we are working on moving your wrist through your absolute full range of motion. Try to move through every available pain free millimeter of range of motion that you have. We are finishing up with an end-range stretch isometric technique to stretch out and activate your wrist muscles. Make sure to stretch out your wrists as much as possible before activating your wrist muscles. It is important that you don’t have a pinching or wrist pain in the front of your wrists. If you do, don’t stretch your wrist out as much.
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