- Abs and Core
- Stretches sides of torso
- Stretches latissimus dorsi (“wing” muscle)
The kneeling ball side drape with arm overhead stretches the spine and torso. By placing your arm overhead you increase the stretch of the upper-back “lats”. The surface of the stability ball increased the range of motion and therefore the effectiveness of the stretch.
- Kneel down on the knee closest to the ball; the opposite foot stays firmly forward.
- Lean the entire side of the body down onto the ball.
- Stretch the arm closest to the ball, and stretch the top arm over your head.
- Relax your trunk, head and arms, and breath deeply.
- Not relaxing the torso and neck muscles over the ball
- Tilting the top hip too far forward or back.
- Not relaxing the top arm and let the elbow bend