Reaching Down Triceps Stretch
- Sit or stand upright
- Reach behind your head with both hands
- Point your elbows upwards
- Reach down your back with your hands
Primary muscles: Triceps brachii.
Secondary muscles: Latissimus dorsi. Teres major and minor.
Injury where stretch may be useful: Elbow sprain. Elbow dislocation. Elbow bursitis. Triceps tendon rupture.
Note: Circulation may be restricted in the shoulder during this stretch so do not perform the stretch for an extended period of time.