Chair Upper Body Stretch
Senior Stretching Exercises Video Series
This chair upper body stretch exercise stretches the biceps, shoulders
and chest. It is done while sitting in a chair and holding onto the
back of the chair.
This is the second video in this series and is the first of the upper
This will, as stated above, stretch the biceps, chest and shoulder
The biceps are the large muscles on the front of your upper arm. These
are the muscles that people like to flex and show off.
The shoulder muscles include the deltoid which is the largest of the
muscles in this area. The smaller muscle stretched with this exercise
is the scapula, which is your shoulder blades.
The pectoralis major and minor muscles are the chest muscles. These are
more commonly just called the pecs.
While this senior stretching exercise focuses on the muscles described
above, it will to some degree stretch the upper and middle back.
This is because of the posture you will be using to stretch the other
Exercise #2 - Chair Upper Body Stretch
Although this stretches 3 different primary muscles, it is just one
stretching movement. Use the step by step directions below and watch
the video to ensure you are doing this correctly.
Sit on the edge of your chair with your feet firmly planted on the
- Place your arms behind you and grip the back of the chair
with your hands. Your hands should be about shoulder blade height or as
close to this as you can get.
- Keeping your balance, lean forward as far as you can to
feel the stretch.
- Hold this stretch for about 20 seconds.
You can alter this stretch that does not require you to hold the back
of the chair. For this modification, sit back in your chair and simply
stretch your arms behind you.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move
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