How to Foam Roll Your Latissimus Dorsi (Lats)

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Bespoke Treatments: Self Myofascial Release Techniques, Part 5

As you work on strengthening—and lengthening—your muscles, don’t forget about your lats. These babies do a lot of work for your upper body, and chances are good that they could use some myofascial release. To get started, follow these steps from the experts at Bespoke Treatments.

  1. To begin, lie on your side with the foam roller positioned underneath your lat muscle.
  2. Cross the top leg over the bottom leg and place your foot flat on the ground for support.
  3. Extend your bottom arm along the ground for additional support.
  4. Gently lift your hips to place more weight on the foam roller.
  5. Roll back and forth to release any tension.
  6. Make sure you breathe deeply and exhale slowly as you roller.

For a different kind of release, try rocking at different angles—not just forward and back.

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