Foam Rolling the Neck and Upper Back Muscles – Levator Scapula

Foam Rolling the Neck and Upper Back Muscles – Levator Scapula


Have you ever had pain in the middle of your
back between your spine and your shoulder blade. Or even the posterior part of your
shoulder? You foam roll, you use a lacrosse ball, you
stretch, and you just can’t get rid of it? Today, we are going to address that problem! Happy Friday everyone! With this video we
are going to talk about a muscle called the levator scapula and a deeper muscle called
your serratus posterior superior. Now they lay on top of each other so when
you are foam rolling or using a lacrosse ball you can never say you are just getting at
one muscle. You are getting at everything underneath there. Now the levator scapula starts on the outside
of the neck and travel down and attaches to the inside, superior part of our shoulder
blade. So, we are going to take our lacrosse ball,
put it on the wall and create compression. When we are rolling this muscle I want you
to think about doing it in 3 simple steps. Squat down, create that compression, in that
area from your body onto the wall. That is step 1. Step 2 is to look down and away. Step 3 is pulling our head down and farther
away. If you need to move throughout those stages,
if you need to re-find that spot, that is perfectly fine. There is nothing wrong with it. So when you are foam rolling this area think
about these 3 steps. I hope you enjoyed this video. If you have any questions drop us a comment
below and I hope you have a great day!

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