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How to do a Thoracic Flexion/Extension

Yoga Block Mobility for Beginners 3/7

This upper back mobility exercise will relieve aches, pain and tension unlocking the middle of your upper back with flexion and extension of the thoracic spine.

✔️How to do a Thoracic Flexion/Extension in Active Resistance Training®

– Kneel on a foam yoga block with one leg forward

– Push down into foot and block while squaring off the hips

– Place a foam yoga block behind your head and press your head into the block.

– Contract your abdominal muscles and curl forward, pulling the elbows toward your knee and deeply rounding the upper back

– Unfurl the spine slowly as you extend the spine, open the elbows and tip the chest upward towards the ceiling

– The upper back contracts as you tip the chest upward and the elbows pull toward the side

– Press the bottom hip forward and the front hip backward to maintain stability throughout and engage the active resistance by pushing down into the block and foot

– Start with ten reps daily and add as many repetitions as feels good!

Whois Terri Walsh?

Terri Walsh is the creator of the Active Resistance Training® Method, and a celebrity Trainer and 35 year veteran of the fitness industry in NYC. She now teaches online and Livestream fitness classes exclusively since her move to Costa Rica in 2014.

Terri was the first Creative Director of Programming at Crunch Fitness and she also headlined five different shows on Crunch Fitness’ ESPN2 including “Washboard Abs” videos. She created the “Yoga Block Workouts” which were featured in Self, Women’s Health, Shape, Crunch Gyms, and many more. Terri is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Nutrition Specialist. She’s been interviewed, quoted, and featured in numerous beauty, fashion, print, and television media over the length of her continuing career.

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Terri believes EVERYBody is a work of A.R.T. and that Movement Cures Everything.

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