Many of us are limited in our Olympic lifts for a wide variety of reasons. It could be ankles, hips, shoulders or many potential problem areas that have become immobile. A big culprit is often an overlooked area, the thoracic spine (upper back).
Coach J shows us three of her favorite mobility exercises to loosen up that t-spine and get you more able to sustain overhead movements such as overhead squats, snatches, jerks and presses.
They can also serve as a great warm-up on overhead days. Try these out and tell us what you think.
Julianne Russell is the yoga instructor and coach at Performance360. She has accumulated 4,500 yoga teaching hours, she holds a 100hr Happy Back Certification with physical therapy focus, is a 200hr E-YT, and has four years experience as the Teacher Training Lead at CorePower Yoga. She is also a Level 4 Barbell Club member and has an all-time deadlift PR of 325#.