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Exercises and Stretches — Chest Stretch

Bent-Over Chest Stretch

Posted by Judith Winer on

    Technique: • Stand straight facing a wall • Place both hands on the wall just above your head • Lower your shoulders slowly and slightly move your chin down towards the ground Primary muscles: Pectoralis major and minor. Anterior deltoid. Secondary muscles: Serratus anterior. Teres major.   Injury where stretch may be useful: Dislocation. Subluxation. Acromioclavicular separation. Sternoclavicular separation. Impingement syndrome. Rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulder bursitis. Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Chest strain. Pectoral muscle insertion inflammation.   Note: Keep your arms straight during the stretch and point your fingers straight upwards.             EDUCATION...

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Parallel Arm Chest Stretch

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    Technique: 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...

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Seated Partner Assisted Chest Stretch

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      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...

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