This is a series of 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–  having good upper back mobility will help your shoulders move better and your lower back more stable. Because they don’t have to make up for the lack of mobility in your upper back.

Form tips – use your hands to support your neck and don’t extend your neck backwards while doing this exercise. Do this multiple times a day if you’re sitting for long periods of time or make it part of your exercise warm up.  5-10 reps works well here.

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