Parallel Arm Chest Stretch
- 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.