This week's Wednesday Workout features Upper Body Rolls for stabilization and realignment.
About Upper Body Rolls
Upper body rolls are a stabilization movement that helps address asymmetries and deficiencies in a primitive pattern.
You learn authentic spinal stabilization by using your head, neck, and eyes, to drive the movement.
Rolling exposes and enhances your ability to relax certain muscles while using others.
How To Perform This Motion
- Start laying face down on the floor with your left arm out to the side and your right arm straight above your head.
- Slowly you are going to lift the left arm off the ground without using your back muscles or glute muscles, lift as high as you can without hiking your shoulder up towards your ear
- Once your torso and rest of your body starts to lift off with your arm, keep the legs loose and let them finish the movement by rolling over your body once your arm has gone as far as you allow it to.
- The goal is to try to keep the lower body completely relaxed so you can work through your upper back and shoulder mobility.
- Try it again from the other side, starting with the right arm out to the side and the left arm straight in front.