Latissimus Dorsi Stretch – Runners essential stretches

Not sure what to stretch or if you’re doing it right?

We’ve put together some essential runners stretches, with explanations as to why you should use them and technique.

Latisimus Dorsi Stretch

Latisimus Dorsi Stretch

Latissimus Dorsi

Why Stretch?
The Latissimus Dorsi (Lats) are connected via the thoracolumbar fascia to the hips and so directly influence hip stability and torso position during running.

 

Technique
Feet are hip width apart, knees slightly bent, hips are hinged to a rough right angle and the back stays in a neutral shape (not bent). With one hand hold onto a bar above your head with the palm facing upwards. Gently push the ribs outwards (on the same side as the arm grasping the bar). You should feel a stretch down the outside of the ‘long’ side of the body.

 

 

 

 

 

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