The Couch Stretch Made Better #4 – Stick Mobility Exercise

The Couch Stretch Made Better #4 – Stick Mobility Exercise


So irradiation level number four on the Couch Stretch. We are gonna blend the Couch Stretch with the Snake Reach. It’s a pretty advanced move, so for beginners you might want to wait
on this one until you open up a little bit more, especially if you’re really tight
through the upper thoracic spine. You may want to hold it off
until you open up a little bit more. Okay, same setup as the Level 2 and Level 3 Leg bends back, now we take the stick
and we bring it to the inside of the front leg. We take this opposite hand, so in this
case my left hand, we reach up overhead, palm facing away from you, take your right
hand and thread it through. I’m gonna take this right hand I’m going to push
the stick into the ground to make sure I’m anchored. At this point I’m taking my back foot, my left foot, and I’m pushing it into the bench, activating that Couch Stretch, getting that quad and hip flexor to open up. Right now you should feel pretty good. You might feel pretty good stretch to this left ribcage, lat, shoulder area. Now we take that left hand, we open it up and we
reach around the stick and we climb up the stick. Then we push. We’re driving the stick into the floor. And then we ease off. And then we engage again. Push the foot
into the couch, bench, drive the stick into the floor, reach the hand up and around the stick, squeezing
the left glute, stretch, push the pelvis forward, and then ease off. Hold that for about 10 seconds,
three reps, switch to the other side.

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