Barbell Lateral Squat With Thoracic Rotation
Yes, people will look at you weird at the gym when you do this....lol
Disregard that and embrace the benefits of increasing mobility and strength at end ranges of motion of the thoracic spine and adductor complex. These are probably the two most neglected groups of muscles in terms of mobility for athletes. When rotating the barbell at the bottom of your deepest lateral squat, you are further elongating the adductors and the thoracic spine under a dynamic load. In addition to that, you will also increase recruitment of muscle along your lateral line. These muscles include the glutes, obliques, tensor fascia latte and intercostals. Make sure to remain in the deepest position during rotation and do not come out of the lateral squat until the thoracic rotation is complete.
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