|As we progress through our Side Sit Up program, this week we’re taking a look at Roll Down Reach on the spine corrector.
It’s a wonderful stretch – perfect at the start of the day, the end of the day, or frankly – at any time of the day! It’s amazing to do on the spine corrector, but if you don’t have one, try using a couple of big cushions and you can achieve the same benefits!
You may not be able to achieve full extension initially but will still be reaping the benefits of the exercise and with practice, you’ll find increased mobility.
The movement is great for improving spinal mobility, so will help improve posture and breathing.
It helps lengthen hip flexor muscles (at the front of our hips) and strengthens hip extensor muscles (at the back of our hips). So, it’s hugely beneficial for runners and those spending hours sitting at a desk (or sitting anywhere) for long periods.
The extension also help improve our abdominal control. That’s not all about the ‘six pack’! The abdominal muscles help protect our internal organs; they support the spine and help us bend and rotate our torso. So, even if you’re not focused on the six pack, good abdominal control is super important for our wellbeing!
We’ll be practising Roll Down Reach as part of our Side Sit Up program and as we do so, we’d love to know how it’s helping you in daily life.
If you’d like to experience the Roll Down Reach book your place in a class – we’d love to share it with you!