How To Use The Backpod (shorter version)
March 5, 2020
This is the Backpod and this is how you use it to stretch out a tight, hunched, thoracic spine So we start off with it roughly between the shoulder blades it doesn’t matter too much where because you are going to be moving it up and down and out to the sides a bit to get your ribs as well. So we start roughly between the shoulder blades Lie on your back on the Backpod with it around about there. Let yourself come down Maya, and you’re coming back to about there. Bring your hands behind your head and link your fingers. That’s stretching the pec muscles here. And bend these knees up so that takes the load off the lower back. Now stay in that position for about 30 to 60 seconds. It should be a bit uncomfortable, which means it is actually stretching. It should not be too hard or too painful, which means you’re trying to stretch too much in one go. If it is; just put another pillow under your head, which makes it a milder stretch; or put some folded towel over the Backpod itself; or start off by doing it on a bed, which is a bit springier. So the idea is it shouldn’t be actually painful to use. . You just give enough of a stretch each time that it’s perfectly fine and perfectly manageable Don’t run before you can walk.