Mobility: "Lateral Reach"
Directions: Perform my
exercises at “beginning” of workout for maximum benefit and improvement.
Pick a safe level; never be unsafe or exceed your capacity to “control” your
Stay in your "midline" as you reach
laterally to each side.
OBJECTIVE: Open up low & mid-back.
upright and "tall" with good posture.
at sides with palms facing in towards thighs.
slouching forward, bend spine laterally, or “straight over” to one side and
reach hand down leg towards knee and lower leg. Make sure you don't bend
knees to compensate for tight back.
upright then alternate to opposite direction.
5-10 reps per side.
Tips: Make sure you don't bend "forward" as you
reach to the side. People are used to bending and slouching forward but
not bending sideways--this one is to restore mobility in "lateral" flexion only.
People jack this one up big time!
Do NOT slouch, collapse, round, or bend knees! Pretend there is a wall
in front of your face preventing you from rounding forward--the only way you
can go is straight off to one side.
Mobility Exercises (Organizer List Only)
This exercise is intended for "normal healthy"
individuals. If you have an injury, or abnormal pain is present,
see your physician or a certified physical
therapist before continuing your exercises.
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