Last month we discussed the importance of a dynamic warm up and reviewed some examples of dynamic hip exercises. While it is very important to warm up the legs before getting on court in order to get into those deep lunges, it is equally important to get the upper body moving.
Another important movement to practice for squash is thoracic (upper back) mobility. There are many benefits to improved thoracic mobility including healthier shoulders, reduced neck and back pain, as well as increased lung volume! If your thoracic spine is moving better, it will reduce the stress/demand on your shoulders and low back during a match, thereby reducing the risk of injury.
Try these exercises while you are taking a break from sitting at your desk, before a workout or before heading on court!