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Seated Partner Assisted Chest Stretch

Posted by Judith Winer on

 

 

 

Technique:

• Sit or kneel on the ground
• Have a partner stand behind you
• Extend both arms behind you
• Have your partner grab your wrists and help you extend your arms further

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: Try to keep your palms facing outwards and your arms slightly above parallel to the ground.

 

 

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