Fight off upper back stiffness and posture issues with the Thoracic Spine Prayer:
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BENEFITS: This exercise targets mobility in your upper back and spine. It’s also a sneaky way to work on hip mobility. 
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COACHING KEYS: Press the ground away through your forearm on the ground. Follow your elbow with your eyes as you open up toward the ceiling. Keep your butt back to your heels. 
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HOW TO USE: Use this exercise between bouts at the computer, after/before long flights or in your warm-up to upper body day. Shoot for 2-4 sets of 5-15 repetitions.


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