Saturday, February 2, 2008

Chest Stretching - Pectorals

Today we'll adress stretching the chest muscles or pectorals (Sorry, couldn't help but put a picture of Arnold in today as he shows off his freakish chest). The anterior or front chest muscles we are addressing today consist of the Anterior Deltoid, Pectoralis Minor and Pectoralis Major.

These muscles serve to help with shoulder flexion (pushing the arm forward) and horizontal adduction (pulling your arms together in front of your body).
There are several simple, yet effective stretches which can be done to help stretch the upper, middle and lower part of these muscle groups as indicated below. As with all stretches, go slowly and try to hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds.
Corner Stretch

Doorway Stretch

Hands behind back stretch

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