Lets talk about thoracic mobility

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  1. deadbolt

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    Both of those things are great, but you also need to address the root of the problem. Focus on your posture throughout the day helps--be conscious of it all of the time especially while at the computer.
     
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    has nothing to do with it
     
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    my thoracic spine is constantly rounded... I've tried the tennis ball technique before but didn't like it as the guy instructed it in the previous video I had seen. THe way this dude explained it made me do the exercise in a different way, and after doing it just now and looking in the mirror, I can actually keep my thoracic spine straighter (not perfectly straight, but the difference is very obvious).


    Also, if you don't want to tape two balls together you can just stick them into a sock and tie it off... same effect. I'm gonna make this a regular part of my routine before heading out to the gym.
     
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    do stretches with a stick.

    we have all of our clients do this as an introductory when they come in/warm up before they start working out.

    hold the stick (any straight stick similar to a broomstick will do) shoulder width apart, hold it above and slightly behind the head, bring it down while inhaling slowly, bringing your shoulders back, and chest up. focus on squeezing your shoulder blades together and arching your back (the right way) and then bring it up while exhaling slowly. 7-10 sets of 10-15 daily. really squeeze and flex your back for this, and keep this form in mind for many of your workouts.
     
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    I used to be pretty tight in the thoracic area, but ever since I got into kettlebells and back into olympic lifting, my flexibility improved big time...I think the focus on kettlebell snatches was a big factor. Also I started messing around with overhead squats, which made me realize how inflexible I still am. Even OH squats with a broomstick can be brutal if you are tight i the shoulders/thoracic spine.

    KB snatch instructional
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ubc4uJdyB8
     
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    any good stretches i can do throughout the day to help with this?
     
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    more stretching (foam roller, tennis ball, lacrosse ball, etc)
    develop your auxillary muscles more
    warm up well before exercise
    flat bottom shoes or go barefoot

    thats all you need to do and all you can do. Takes time.
     
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