Kneeling Ball Side Drape — Arm At Side

The kneeling ball side drape with arm at side stretches the hips and torso. Positioning your arm at your side helps stabilize your body as you relax into the stretch. The surface provides allows you to stretch through a greater range of motion than if you stretched on the floor. Stretching should be performed after a workout when the muscles are thoroughly warmed up.

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Ball Side Drape

The side drape performed on the ball will help you relieve tightness in your trunk muscles. If you sit for long periods of time and your body feels tight, this exercise will get you feeling better. Let your body melt into the ball and relax your upper body. You can perform this exercise as part of your cool down and post-workout recovery. Perform the side drape for both sides of your body during the workout.

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Ball Side Drape -- Arm Over-head

Ball Side Drape — Arm Over-head

The ball side drape with arms over head stretches the torso and back muscles. By extending the arm overhead you increase the effectiveness of the stretch and release tension in the shoulder blades. Hold your arms overhead for 30 seconds or as long as it feels good. Repeat often during back workouts and at the end of your workouts. Keep your feet apart to stabilize your torso.

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Ball Side Drape — Arm At Side

The ball side drape with arm at side is an excellent stretch for the torso. This exercise can be added to your workout on your strength or cardio day. It’s recommended that you perform the ball side drape with your arm at your side to help control the stability of the ball. Keep your feet apart to create a solid support base for your upper body. Exhale and melt into the ball.

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Neural Mobility

The neural mobility stretch is a good exercise for office workers and people with a tight neck and shoulders. It can be performed anywhere, at any time. When doing this exercise it helps to think of lengthening your neck, not just leaning to one side. When done properly and regularly the neural mobility stretch should help improve the range of motion in your neck.

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PowerBlock Upright Row

PowerBlock Upright Row

PowerBlock upright rows strengthen and define the shoulders and traps. The biceps also assist in pulling the dumbbells up. The dumbbell upright row should be performed with a moderate weight and care must be taken to use proper technique. If too heavy of a load is used with improper technique a shoulder injury may occur. A common injury at the shoulder joint is “impingement” in which the bones pinch the tendons in the shoulder rotators.

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