Mobility

Pec Stretch

The Pec Stretch is a simple flexibility exercise that focuses on the chest muscles. It's especially beneficial for people who spend a lot of time sitting or hunched over a computer, as it helps to open up and loosen the chest area, improving flexibility and potentially relieving discomfort. It's also great for a cooldown after a tough workout.
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Pec Stretch instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand straight, holding a towel or a band with both hands behind your back.
2
Raise your arms behind you, while maintaining a straight posture with your gaze forward.
3
Slowly pull your hands upwards until you feel a stretch in your chest. Remember to keep your shoulders relaxed.
4
Hold this position for around 15 to 30 seconds, then slowly lower your arms down.
5
Repeat for the programmed number of reps.
Stand straight, holding a towel or a band with both hands behind your back.
Raise your arms behind you, while maintaining a straight posture with your gaze forward.
Slowly pull your hands upwards until you feel a stretch in your chest. Remember to keep your shoulders relaxed.
Hold this position for around 15 to 30 seconds, then slowly lower your arms down.
Repeat for the programmed number of reps.
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