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Static: Latissimus Dorsi Ball Stretch

Body Part: Latissimus Dorsi

Equipment: Stability Ball

Difficulty: Beginner


Step 1: Get into quadruped (on all fours) position with hands under shoulders and knees under hips. Draw in the abs and press away from the floor with with the hands to stabilize the shoulder blades.

Step 2: Position one forearm on the physioball with thumb pointing upward.

Step 3: Slowly roll the ball forward/away from the body until a stretch is felt in the latissimus. Hold position for 20-30 seconds.

Step 4: Repeat on the other side. Maintain posture throughout. Keep a relaxed breathing pattern. Keep the back slightly rounded. Avoid letting the head fall toward the ground or arching of the lower back.