Stretching Exercise for Upper Back and Shoulders
Stretching your pectoral muscles can improve flexibility in the front shoulder muscles, important for sports like tennis or golf. Watch the video now.
UPPER SPINE AND SHOULDER MUSCLES
Exercise step by step
Objective: Stretching the pectoral muscle to improve flexibility in the front shoulder muscles.
For sports that require lots of arm work.
Starting Position: Stand at a wall in a stepping position and with your lower arm pressed against it at a 90° angle.
Movement: From your sternum slowly lean your entire body forwards until you feel a pull in the pectoral muscles. Hold this position for 20–30 seconds, then change sides. Repeat 3 times.
Before you begin any of these exercise routines, be sure to check with your doctor. Once you have your doctor’s approval, begin exercising slowly and stop if you feel any pain or discomfort. Make sure to rest if you feel you are overexerting yourself.
Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Important: consult a health professional in case of an injury or if you suspect overuse of joints or a medical condition such as a fracture. A physician should be consulted in those acute cases when the condition is accompanied by reddening, swelling or hyperthermia of joints, ongoing joint trouble or severe pain and/or are associated with neurological symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling, loss of motion).
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