Chest Stretches

Upper Body Stretches

These chest stretches are the next exercise video in the upper body stretching series.

The chest is made up of two primary muscles; pectoralis major and minor.

The major, as the name suggests, is the largest of these two muscles and makes up the majority of the width of the chest.

The pectoralis minor is located directly under the major.

The primary purpose of these muscles are for movement of the shoulders and the stability.

With the fitness video on this page, you will find two different stretches that will stretch all areas of the chest keeping it flexible.

Stretch #4 - Shoulder Stretch

Follow along with the step by step instructions and video for these chest stretches.

Hand Clasp Stretch
  1. Standing up straight place your arms behind you and clasp your hands with palms together.
  2. Place your hands in the small of your back.
  3. Pull the elbows and shoulders back lifting up your chest.
  4. Extend your arms down (keeping the hands clasped together) to open up the chest.
  5. Hold this stretch for 20 - 30 seconds.
  6. Bring your chest back up and release your hands.
Reverse Prayer Pose Stretch
  1. Standing up straight place your arms behind you and put your hands in a prayer position with palms facing each other.
  2. Slowly lift your arms up along the spine up to the shoulder blades.
  3. Roll the shoulders back lifting up the chest.
  4. Lean back while pushing the hands into the back to deepen the stretch.
  5. Hold for 20 - 30 seconds.

Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. 

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