Top Shelf! Your body called and told me to give you a huge high five for giving it exactly what it needs. Stretching out and contracting your muscles and joints in as many ways as possible is truly the key to joint longevity and ultimate joint performance. It doesn’t matter how strong you are, if your joints aren’t moving well, you are either feeling it now or you will be in the future. Keep it up, you are doing amazing!

Equipment needed: 1. Mobility ball or lacrosse ball. 2. Padded Mat (optional). It’s time to open up the front of your tight shoulders and rounded upper back. Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your shoulders and t-spine aka your upper back. Today is a great routine for anyone who spends a lot of time in front of a computer.

We are starting off with a muscle/fascia release technique for your pec muscles which are located on the front of your shoulders. Next we are working on pec end-range stretch isometrics. Focus on getting as deep as you can in to this stretch and then contract your muscles on both sides of your shoulder. If you have any pain in this position, don’t go as deep into the stretch. We are finishing up with a stretch and activation technique for your upper back. Focus on arching just your upper back and contracting all of the muscles that run down both sides of your upper back. Have fun guys!

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