What does T spine rotation do?
Rotation through the thoracic spine facilitates both stability of the cervical spine and cranium along with optimal function of the lumbar spine.
What does quadruped thoracic rotation do?
This exercise increases T-Spine mobility with minimal low back involvement. This exercise increases T-Spine mobility with minimal low back involvement.
How do you unlock your thoracic spine?
Cross arms in front of your chest, or gently placed behind your head to protract and clear the shoulder blades and allow access to the paraspinals. The roller acts as a fulcrum. Stay specific to extension at the thoracic spine; prevent the ribs from flaring out and keeping them down in line with your hips.
Why is thoracic spine mobility important?
Good movement in the thoracic spine is essential to remain pain free for sports and modern day lifestyles. Poor movement at this area can increase thoracic conditions such as kyphosis (rounded upper back) leading to complications with back, neck and shoulders.
How can i Improve my thoracic rotation & extension?
But it does help improve thoracic rotation & extension, which will keep people healthy, which will allow them to train more often, which will then allow them to curl to their hearts content. Key Coaching Cues: Place a foam roller or yoga block between the wall and the knee (or the hip for that matter) that’s closest to it.
What is the best way to perform a shoulder rotation stretch?
Action: Begin rotating the top shoulder toward the floor. Maintain contact with the foam roll/ball or floor as rotation occurs. Reach the top arm out at an approximately 45-degree angle from the body. Reach the bottom arm toward the ceiling. Let your breathing sink you further into the stretch while actively reaching.
What is thoracic extension and why is it important?
The ability to “access” thoracic extension (and rotation) can be a game changer for a lot of people; especially for those who spend an inordinate amount of time sitting at a desk job. Allows the shoulder blades to move, particularly with regards to scapular retraction and upward rotation.