This is an effective way to do upper back stretches. As you can see here from Luis’s face, it really works 😉.Have you felt a tightness across your upper back especially after work? Or perhaps it is when you first get out of the bed in the morning? In some people, the tightness can also cause difficulty with deep breathing or coughing! It is important to prevent this from worsening. Hence it is important to do upper back stretches especially if you have a sitting job. It should also be done if you are weight training or doing cross fit. Preferably it should be done when the body is warmed up. So soon after the workout is a good time.
How to do upper back stretches?
The idea is to use your body weight to put pressure on the back. Day in and day out, we are doing activities that involve forward bending. Lying on the foam roller will stretch the spine backwards.You may even here a few clicks! It will only help to loosen up your back.
All you need to do is lie on your back on the foam roller. Bend your knees and use your legs to move up and down on the roller. This is a great way to do upper back stretches after a work out. Now you don’t have to be lying there for hours, but just a few seconds is good enough. Don’t forget to repeat it at least twice a day. Check out the video below!