Use this SMR exercise AFTER you do the Lats Roll and the Pecs Roll (or one of the Pecs Press alternatives).
This SMR exercise addresses one of the 16 muscles attached to your shoulder blade, the long head of the triceps.
If you have trouble with pain in your elbow and the back of your shoulder, or trouble lifting your biceps to your ear, then this exercise is for you!
Keep in mind that if your latissimus dorsi (back muscle) is tight, it will keep you from raising your arm overhead without A LOT of effort.
When your pecs (chest muscles) are too tight, they will make it difficult to raise your arms overhead.
You will likely benefit from loosening knots in the triceps, but be sure you stretch out the lats & pecs or your issue is likely to come right back.
You should do this movement at least once every 2 weeks. (more often is better)
For written instructions, click here to download a printable PDF of the Triceps Roll
For our downloadable video instruction, click here (video from 2010--updated video is in the works!)