The bretzel was created by Gray Cook and Brett Jones. Check out their video:
It’s touted to be an excellent exercise to create thoracic spine mobility but really it does much more. The brettzel also works on your hip flexors, quads, and hip musculature. If you’re a fan of Thomas Meyer’s work, the Brettzel helps mobilize the fascia within the Spiral Line in the body and all of the musculature that runs with it to help create the serape effect.
Here it is in action:
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