This is a series on exercises that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and out of the gym. Today’s exercise is the seated thoracic (upper back) extensions.

You should do this because–  this exercise helps prevent a rounded upper back /shoulders which is a by product of sitting slumped in your chair for extended periods of time.  It provides a nice chest stretch and reinforces better posture.

Makes your everyday life easier because– upper back mobility will make your shoulders and lower back very happy campers.

Form tips – use your hands to support your neck and don’t extended your neck backwards while doing this exercise. Do this multiple times a day if you’re sitting for long periods of time and do between 5-10 reps.
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