Straight Arm Chest Stretch

This stretch helps to strengthen the chest muscles, which in turn has the effect of improving the shape of the chest and overall posture. It is therefore an excellent strecth for the treatment of Pectus Excavatum.


Preparation

With arm extended, position hand on fixed structure shoulder height.

Execution

Turn body away from positioned arm. Hold stretch. Repeat with opposite arm.

Comments

Upper chest becomes more stretched with elbow lower. Lower chest and pectoralis minor become more stretched with elbow higher.

Muscles

Target

Pectoralis Major, Sternal

Other

Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
Pectoralis Minor

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