Open Book Stretch

Tightness in the thoracic spine is a common issue among runners and it can greatly impact your running form and efficiency.


The “Open Book” stretch is a good way to keep your back loose and make sure that you’re not compromising your running form. Adding it to your post-run or muscle maintenance routine is a quick, easy way to maintain your thoracic spine.


Check out the correct form cues in the video.


About Coach Carl
Coach Carl is a USA Track & Field Level 2 endurance coach who works with runners of all ability levels to reach their goals. He has been featured in Runner’s World, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and Competitor. For information on his coaching services, click here.