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Stretching…less is more.

Stretching is a cure all, or so we are led to believe.  Stretch before and after exercise, every morning, during breaks at work. On the rare occasions when we do get around to stretching, we typically overdo it.  We want to ‘really feel’ the stretch and ‘know that we are getting out the knots’.

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A massive muscle with a small but important job

The latissimus dorsi aka ‘lats’ fans from the back of the hip bone (ilium), along the bottom half of the spine, the last 3 or 4 ribs and finally ends up attached to the upper arm.  All this real estate and so little function.  The lats main job is to move the arm back and towards the body as well as rounding the shoulder inwards.