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Day 23 – The Speed Skater Upper Back Stretch

Necessity is the mother of invention so they say. I often feel tight in my upper back between my shoulder blades but all the traditional yoga and stretches that I tried would not get the spot. Finally after trying many different things, I came up with this awkward slice of heaven. Loop a band around a post and grab it with your hand and step away from the post so your arm is pulled across your chest. Bend forward and lean away from the post so that the arm is pulled across the body and you’ll feel a great stretch across your upper back. Breathe deeply and try to expand the upper back and rib cage with each breath.

Day 23 of 30. Speed Skater Upper Back Stretch from Force Distance Time on Vimeo.

Here are the rules for the 30-Day Stretch Fucking Harder Challenge. Each day do the deep stretch, post it on Instagram and tag some friends to do it with you. Post your stretch with the tags: #stretchfuckingharder #supplepandas #30daypandachallenge Tag me @coachpanda. Come back here to my website or vimeo channel to see more details on each stretch and modifications and scaling options. Try to stay in each stretch for at least 2 minutes per stretch per side. Remember to breathe slowly and deeply and start gradually and move deeper over time. Back off if it hurts.