When thinking about training for a sport the immediate thought goes to weight training and conditioning. The most overlooked and pertinent component to a training program is actually mobility – the ability to move your joints throughout their full range of motion. Improving mobility throughout your body can help improve the capability of your muscles to produce more power and force due to their extensibility. On the other spectrum, poor mobility in joints increases the chances of developing injuries, especially chronic overuse injuries that stem from fibrous tissue build up and adhesion over time.
In this picture I am demonstration a thoracic t-spine rotation/stretch. By including this in your stretches daily you can improve the mobility and health of your spine. If you sit at a desk all day at work this may be particularly difficult at first but will improve with time and will most likely become one of your favorite stretches!