Mobility

Lat Stretch

The Lat Stretch is a simple but effective stretch that targets your lat muscles located in your back. This stretch works specifically to increase flexibility and mobility in the upper body. It can even help to reduce tension and stiffness that often accompanies long periods of sitting or standing. Try it to improve posture and overall comfort in your day-to-day activities.
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Lat Stretch instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand up straight, keeping your feet shoulder-width apart.
2
Reach up with one arm, stretching it towards the ceiling.
3
Lean sideways towards the side opposite of your stretched arm, feeling the stretch along your side.
4
Hold this position for a few seconds and then return to the starting position.
5
Repeat this process with the other arm.
Stand up straight, keeping your feet shoulder-width apart.
Reach up with one arm, stretching it towards the ceiling.
Lean sideways towards the side opposite of your stretched arm, feeling the stretch along your side.
Hold this position for a few seconds and then return to the starting position.
Repeat this process with the other arm.
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