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Spot the Difference

Lead Instructor Trainer Rie Sakamoto demonstrates the proper way to execute Seated Extension over Inflatable Body Roller. This position can be used for scapulae isolation exercises, breathing or spinal release exercises.

Question: Which picture shows the correct position?

Photo A

Photo B

Answer: Photo A. Here, you can see that Rie’s full spine is slightly extended, with the thoracic/cervical spine supported by the roller, with a pad under her head to prevent hyperextension of the cervical spine. The pad can be used as needed.

In Photo B, Rie shows poor form, with hyperextension in the cervical spine, protracted scapulae in the starting position, and a bit too much extension in the lumbar region.

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