Upper Back Exercise to Improve Posture

Stretch your upper back and chest muscles for improved, upright posture when sitting or standing. Watch this video for a simple exercise you can do at work.

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Exercise step by step

  1. Objective: Stretching the chest
    muscles to promote upright posture of
    the upper spine.
    Stretching the best muscles for upright posture diagram - Elastoplast
  2. Starting Position: Stand in a doorframe in a stepping position and with your right lower arm pressed against the doorframe at a 90° angle.
    Standing in doorframe in a stepping position - Elastoplast
  3. Movement: Straighten your chest from your sternum, slowly leaning your entire body forwards until you feel a pull in the pectoral muscles. Hold this position for 20–30 seconds, then change sides.
    Repeat this exercise 3 times.
    Straighten chest from sternum position - Elastoplast
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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.

For further information regarding Elastoplast products, please contact us via email on phc@beiersdorf.com. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products‘ packages.

Upper Back Exercise to Improve Posture - Exercise Video