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Exercises and Stretches — Teres Major

Triceps Stretch

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    Technique: Sit or stand upright Place your hand behind your neck and point your elbow upwards Use your other hand to pull your elbow down   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.           EDUCATION MEMBERSHIP PLANS UNLIMITED ACCESS FROM $19.95/monthly          

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Reach-Up Back Stretch

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     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.             EDUCATION MEMBERSHIP PLANS UNLIMITED ACCESS...

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Reaching Down Triceps Stretch

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  Technique: 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.               EDUCATION MEMBERSHIP PLANS UNLIMITED ACCESS FROM $19.95/monthly          

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Bent-Over Chest Stretch

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    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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