Bent Arm Chest Stretch
- 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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