In my last post, I discussed the third of the Great 8 (aka “the G-8”) key muscles and their fascial connections – hip flexors. Here we continue with the fourth one – the latissimus dorsi and what we call the Power Net in which it is located & functions with its myofascial synergists.
Lack of full range of motion, mobility & flexibility in the lats & its fascial synergists (e.g. opposite gluteus maximus) may produce the following common dysfunctions that may or may not be associated with pain: weakness, imbalance, gait dysfunction, loss of broad spectrum of athletic performance (deficits in throwing, swinging, swimming & general abilities of power, speed, agility & recovery). More details are of covered in our new 2nd edition of “Stretch to Win”, available at Amazon here: http://budurl.com/STWbook2e
Simply follow the attached video, which coaches you through the entire movement for both sides of your body.
Do the movement on both sides to determine if there is an imbalance.
Start and end with the tighter side, otherwise it doesn't matter.
Re-assess the movement when done to see if both sides have improved with symmetrical mobility. If not, repeat tight one.
If you have any problems getting into the position, doing the movement or have discomfort like pinching in your hip or anywhere else, then find a local Fascial Stretch Therapy Provider in our directory here: www.stretchtowin.com.
If the movement causes or increases pain, then stop and see a health professional to determine the cause of the pain.
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