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How to Use a Foam Roller on the Triceps and Arms
Foam Roller Exercise - Latissimus Dorsi, Triceps, Teres Major

Foam Roller Exercise - Latissimus Dorsi, Triceps, Teres Major

Photo � E. Quinn
Another hot spot for trigger points and muscle tightness is the shoulder and back, just under the armpit. This is a spot where a variety of muscles all converge as they connect from the back and shoulder blade to the upper arm (humerous).

Use the foam roller to work the latissimus dorsi, teres major and the triceps by lying on your side, with your arm outstretched and the roller positioned under your armpit (just at base of the shoulder blade).

Roll upward, toward the armpit, pausing at any sore spots. Roll back down and repeat. This exercise can take some practice and experimentation to find exactly the right muscles. Take your time and go slow.

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