Pectoralis Stretch over Towel Roll

Equipment
Towel Roll

Purpose

The Pectoralis Stretch over Towel Roll stretches the chest muscles that tend to pull you into a forward shoulder, slumped posture. It is important to stretch the pectoral muscles to decrease the stress on your neck, shoulders, and thoracic spine.

Set up

Get into a comfortable position lying on your back over a rolled up bath or beach towel positioned along the length of your spine with your knees bent up and your feet flat on the floor.

Movement

Bring your arms up and out to the side so that your shoulders and elbows are at a 90 degree angle. Allow the weight of your arms to help you stretch your pectoral muscles across the front of your chest. You should feel a pulling sensation across the front of your shoulders and chest, but you should not feel any pain in the front of your shoulders. Stop the stretch if you experience any shoulder pain.

Tips

  • You should not feel any pain in the front of your shoulders. Stop the stretch if you experience any shoulder pain.
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