If you aren’t warming up properly before lifting, you could be not only limiting your strength but also leave yourself open to injury.
Start with it mid thoracic, do a few extensions, roll up and down a few times, (if you have low back issues/don’t feel comfortable with it on your lumbar spine, don’t go all the way down)
Doesn’t need to be complicated yet can significantly improve your thoracic mobility for that days upper body lift ESPECIALLY overhead press.
Band dislocate to pull apart
Most lifters are gonna have tight shoulders from benching and lack of stretching. We’re all guilty of it. This exercise not only promotes a good stretch the anterior shoulder and pec area but also will warm up the back.
As mobility allows, try to choke up on the band and get your hands closer together on the band. Try to avoid shrugging up at the top.
20-40 reps, Done
Total time ~5-7 minutes
Don’t let lack of a good warm up hold back your ability to get stronger.
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