Daily Mobility Challenge: Chest/Shoulder

Daily anchors are a simple, low effort way to make your fitness a consistent priority. Piling up small wins each day leads to much bigger things in the long-term.

We pair our strength challenge of the month (this month: push-ups) with a mobility challenge that addresses the area(s) of your body being worked.

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FEBRUARY WEEK TWO: QUADRUPED THORACIC ROTATION

Step 1: Begin on all fours - knees under hips and hands under shoulders - and then place one hand to the side of your head.

Step 2: Rotate your torso toward the raised hand. Lead with your eyes, head, and shoulder.

Step 3: Keep your hips neutral (ideally the rotation does not come from your lower back and hips!) Keep your neck neutral and avoid pushing your head down with your hand.

Step 4: Deeply exhale at the top to accentuate the rotation and inhale as you lower.

FEBRUARY WEEK ONE: DOORWAY STRETCH

Step 1: Find a stable doorway or pillar.

Step 2: Rest your forearm (elbow to hand) on the doorway.

Step 3: Rotate your torso away from the doorway to create the stretch and increase rotation to deepen it.

Step 4: Start with a daily :10 second stretch per side and increase to a daily :30 second stretch per side (that’s still only 1-minute of your time!)

 
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DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN?

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