Does your dance teacher always yell at you to keep your arms in?
If so, you may be missing one important muscle in your posture training, your latissimus dorsi (or lats).
Your lats are a broad, triangular muscle in your back. One of the main functions of the lats are to adduct your arm (bring your arm closer to your midline). For Irish dancers, that means keeping your arms in at your side. If you have a theraband at home, try out the below exercise to begin strengthening your lats. Then apply that muscle development to your dancing when you’re at class.
LAT PULSE WITH BAND
INTERESTED IN MORE POSTURE FOR IRISH DANCE?
Check out the 30-Day POSTURE CHALLENGE on the Target Training online Institute!
Receive 14 DAYS FREE @ the Target Training Online Institute
Irish dance strength & conditioning, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE! Join the Target Training Online Institute today and get a FREE 14-day trial of the Trainer subscription, no code needed.
Get started at institute.targettrainingdance.com
Jeno, S.H. & Bhimji, S.S. Anatomy, Back, Muscles Latissimus Dorsi. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK448120/