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Parallel 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 extend it backwards
  • Place your hand on the wall so that your fingers are pointing backwards
  • Turn your body away from your outstretched arm

 

Primary muscles: Pectoralis major and minor. Anterior deltoid.

 

Secondary muscles: Biceps brachii. Brachialis. Brachioradialis. 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: Keep your arm parallel to the ground during the stretch and make sure your fingers are pointing backwards.

 

 

 

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