Reach-Up Back Stretch
- Stand upright
- Extend your arms forward, parallel to the ground
- Cross one arm over the other
- Raise your crossed arms over your head
- Reach up as far as you can
Primary muscles: Latissimus dorsi.
Secondary muscles: Teres major.
Injury where stretch may be useful: Neck muscle strain. Whiplash (neck sprain). Cervical nerve stretch syndrome. Wry neck (acute torticollis). Upper back muscle strain. Upper back ligament sprain.
Note: Let your head fall slightly forward so that your arms can extend upwards more easily.