Excellent Stability Ball Mid Back Stretch

In this video, I wanted to go through a little tweak that you can do with the stability ball in order to get more out of your mid back stretch. If you sit a lot, you tend to be really tight in the mid back, and that will lead to unnecessary stress on your back, shoulder, and neck.

Excellent Stability Ball Mid Back Stretch

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I am going to have Alix demonstrate it.

You will need a stability ball.  Kneel down, sitting back on your heels. Do the typical mid back stretch that is done with a stability ball. Grab wide on the ball and bend from the hips. Try to keep your seat on your feet, and then rotate from one side to the other.

Typical Mid Back Stretch

Typical Mid Back Stretch

The key thing to remember is to have your arms in line with your head and your arms in line with the rest of your body. Look at stretching out that mid back, when it comes to arching back and arching to the side. If you want to get more out of the stretch, you can tweak it.

Mid Back Stretch Tweak

Mid Back Stretch Tweak

Come back to the start, cross your arms, and bend as far forward as you can. Rock to one side and then rock to the other side. This intensifies the stretch so you can get more side bending. Start off with the first stretch and if that one is easy or you are not feeling very much, then switch over to the second one.

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