Here is an AMAZING drill I learned at the RKC II last weekend (April of 2014). It’s called the thoracic bridge.
I thought I was a reasonably mobile/flexible person but this exercise was seriously humbling 😉
THAT being said … the results I saw from doing these in just a couple of days were INCREDIBLE. By the last day I was able to do a decent, RKC II – passing bent press (an exercise that requires a TON of t-spine mobility) which I’ve NEVER been able to do before. So this one is going in my daily routine for sure.
Props to Senior RKC Max Shank for this move. In his words, it is very likely the best mobility exercise you are currently NOT doing 😉 It addresses a ton of issues that you very well may have going. You get shoulder stability, thoracic mobility, hip stability and mobility all in one.
If you have tight shoulders and have trouble getting into a solid overhead position, you are going to really struggle with most, if not all, kettlebell exercises. Presses, Turkish get ups, snatches, and windmills, just to name a few.
Watch the video below to see how to do it:
The Thoracic Bridge – BEST Mobility Exercise You’re NOT Currently Doing
Thoracic bridges are a great exercise for addressing shoulder stability, thoracic mobility, hip stability and mobility – all in one. Work these into your routine and start seeing the benefits right away!
Thanks, train hard, and talk soon –
– Forest Vance, MS, RKC II
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