An Amazing Mid-Back Stretch Hidden in the Fascia Cat…

Today we’ve got a great video for this third and final installment of the Fascia Cat Breakdown series. This variation focuses on an amazing stretch for your mid-back.

The mid-back can be a difficult area to release and my mid-back tends to stay tight, so this is my favorite variation of the Fascia Cat.

Mid-back tightness can lead to back, neck and forearm pain and discomfort. This exercise is fantastic for releasing your mid-back, as well as building your arm’s connection to your mid-back, which just happens to be the focus of our next three videos. 😉

The  key to this exercise is the fascial length tension created in your mid- back and triceps when you bend your elbows without letting your body get closer to the chair and then again when you pull yourself back without using your hands.

You’ll have to use your body in a way you might not be used to, so this can be a tricky exercise at first. But the results are absolutely worth the effort!

If you try this out at home, I’d love to hear how it goes in the comments below!

See you in the studio,




Hi, I'm Sydney and I'm a Restorative Movement Specialist here at Pilates Tonic. My goal is to empower you with tools to connect and live in your body in new and better ways. I'm a passionate advocate for wellness through optimally aligned movement and I look forward to designing a customized alignment and movement program just for you! If you want to find out more, just give me a call at 423.702.5233, or email me at [email protected] See you in the studio!

4 Responses

  1. Wow. Just wow. I had chronic mid back problems….prolly because I sit at a desk for 8 hours and my posture suffers sometimes while peering into the screen to look at spreadsheet boxes….this really helped….where massage etc was providing temporary relief….guess the key was the stretch. Is there a stretch for plantar fasciitis?

    Thanks a bunch!!!

  2. Hi, Sydney,

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge! Ive found your videos to be very helpful. I thought I’d share some nutritional tips. I read Dr. Bruce Fife’s book “The Coconut Oil Miracle” and found it to be very helpful. I consider coconut oil and red palm oil to be my nutritional best friends. I think these oils boost my immune system and have many healthy benefits.

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