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Why you need it: Now that your shoulders and upper back have been loosened up by the foam roller, it's time to focus on the muscles in between your shoulder blades to help keep them drawn back and together (translation: improve your posture), Richey says.
How to do it: Start standing with your feet wide and your head and back flat against a wall. Bring your arms out to your sides at shoulder height and bend your elbows 90 degrees, keeping your shoulders, arms, and the backs of your palms lightly touching the wall. Slowly raise your arms overhead, extending arms into a wide 'V,' staying in contact with the wall. Bend your elbows and slide arms back to the starting position. Do two sets of 15 reps.
You should feel this in between your shoulder blades, Richey says. If you feel pinching, you can limit your range of motion or lift your arms slightly off the wall.
Give these often overlooked (but very important!) muscles the attention they deserve.
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