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Upper back hurting? Tried endless chest stretching but still standing with rounded shoulders? Feeling irritation in your mid to central lower back? This massage position can do wonders for you, especially if you’re someone that’s already fairly active and still not seeing improvements in your posture or performance, or feeling irritated in your upper back or indeed lower back after workouts.
Place ball on the ‘meaty’ part of the latissimus muscle, just below the bottom of the arm pit on the far lateral side of the back. Depending on the how tough the ball is, or if your especially restricted, use either a wall or the floor.
Wait between 40s to around 4 minutes for the massage discomfort to dissipate. If you have multiple tough or sensitive points on the surrounding muscle tissue in the vicinity you can repeat the process again.
Performing a wall/fence stretch after completion of massage can have added shoulder mobilization benefits.
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