I think sometimes we forget that good old eccentric training can be an effective way to gain mobility. It’s a well studied phenomenon and under utilized tool in my opinion. A couple reasons why eccentrics can be more useful that just foam rolling:
Eccentrics have been shown to be equally as beneficial to gain length as stretching so why not give them a shot? Here’s a video below of a few of my favorite lat eccentric exercises to gain length with some specific advice on sets / reps and frequency. Check it out:
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Dan Pope DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF L1
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