Tip: Corrective Complex, Back

A corrective complex is where you find a restricted muscle, roll it, mobilize it, and then activate its antagonist. Here's one for your tight back.

Corrective complexes are simple to construct. The three components should address soft tissue quality, mobilize and lengthen soft tissue, then activate the antagonist, in that order.

Here's what a complex would look like for back:

  • Roll thoracic spine: 30 seconds
  • Roll lats: 30 seconds
  • T-spine windmills: 10 per side
  • Band pulldowns: 12

Try it before your next back day.