Here is how to open up the sides of the body. This exercise stretches the intercostal muscles, which go between each rib, the latissimus muscles, the external obliques, and the triceps.
- Now, slowly bend to your right. If you cannot support your upper body with your trunk muscles, use your lower hand on the outside of the leg to help, as demonstrated below. It appears in the picture that the hips are not level, however, they are: my shirt is covering over the right hip.
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