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Technique:

  • Stand straight with your back to a table or bench
  • Place your hands on the edge of the table or bench
  • Slowly lower your body

 

Primary muscles: Anterior deltoid. Pectoralis major and minor.

Secondary muscles: Biceps brachii. Coracobrachialis.

 

Injury where stretch may be useful: Dislocation. Subluxation. Acromioclavicular separation. Sternoclavicular separation. Impingement syndrome. Rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulder bursitis. Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Biceps tendon rupture.Bicepital tendonitis. Biceps strain. Chest strain. Pectoral muscle insertion inflammation.

 

Note: Use your legs to lower your body and avoid lowering your body too quickly.

 

 

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Excelente hay que cuidarse sobre todo nuestros músculos

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