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Reach-Up Back Stretch

Posted by Judith Winer on



 

 

Technique:

  • 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.

 

 

 

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