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Bent Arm Chest Stretch

Posted by Judith Winer on

 

 

Technique:

  • Stand straight near a wall
  • Raise your arm so that it is parallel to the ground and bend it at a 90 degree angle
  • Rest your forearm against the wall
  • Turn your shoulders and body away from your extended arm

 

Primary muscles: Pectoralis major and minor. Anterior deltoid.

 

Secondary muscle: Serratus anterior.

 

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

 

Note: Keep your arm parallel to the ground during the stretch.

 

 

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