Tower bar sprung from above with light springs tower bar at middle or low pivot
Basic – one leg to side
Advanced – Prone, arms outstretched overhead hands on tower bar.
Thoracic extension only – keep arms straight. exhale to move bar toward the body, lifting the spine into thoracic extension inhale to return to start position, rolling the spine back down.
Full extension – exhale to bring the bar behind the head and inhale to push upward toward ceiling,extending the spine and rising with the bar. straighten the arms as the spine moves into full extension. exhale to reuth to start position as the bar moves behind the head, rolling the spine back down. may modify breathing as necessary, exhaling with full extensions for increased lumbar support and scapular contorl
Single arm variation – outside leg off table with foot on floor, outside hand on the table or knee. may perform just thoracic extension or full extension as above – progression maintain spine extension and add shoulder flexion extension.
Axial elongation, scapula depression, width of chest and upper back, integration of ribs with pelvis.
hyperextension of lumbar or cervical spine
limitations of shoulder flexion.
Back extensor muscles, latissimus dorsi, abdominals, deltoids, rhomboids, trapezius
Postural improvement and control, core stability, kyphotic thoracic, scapula dyskinesia