Thoracic extension issues
Thoracic extension issues can contribute to a range of upper back, shoulder and neck issues which commonly occur from imbalances in training methods and poor lifestyle habits. Three ways to avoid dysfunction in these areas is regular thoracic extension work on a foam roller or use a rolled-up towel and regular stretching of the pecs and lats. Implementing these simple drills will aid in avoiding injury and pain. Remember, prevention is better than a cure.
Implement this into your daily routine and before training:
Thoracic extension work 3-5 minutes
Overhead lat stretch 2-3 sets x 30-60 seconds
Pec stretch with arm at 90 degrees 2-3 sets x 30-60 seconds
Written by – Dan Marshall