Today's Edge:
A self stretch that will help you to clean up upper back mayhem.

A hard upper body day or a long day hunched over at your computer can often cause upper back mayhem. This stretch will target hard to get upper back knots, spasms, or tightness. 

The breathing combined with flexion during this stretch will relax the muscles of the upper back that often get stuck in overdrive during extension.

How to use:
Use this to target a nasty knot or tight area in the upper back. It's also great as a break between bouts at the desk or computer. I even recommend it as a warm-up or cool down on upper body day. Shoot for 5-10 repetitions of 3-5 second holds. 

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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS served 6 seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and is the founder of TD Athletes Edge.  He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

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