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Foam Roll: Latissimus Dorsi

Body Part: Mid Back

Equipment: Foam Roller

Difficulty: Beginner


Step 1: Lay down with the foam roller under your arm pit. Using your arms for support, increase the amount of pressure on the muscle until you feel a manageable level of tenderness.

Step 2: Then, roll the length of the muscle to about mid rib area at about 1 inch per second looking for the most tender area.

Step 3: Once you've found the most tender area, hold the position and pressure there for the recommended time. Maintain posture throughout.

Step 4: Repeat on the other side. Avoid continuous movement, letting the head fall forward or holding your breath.