Seated Chest Stretch - Preparatory Stretching

The seated chest stretch focuses on the upper torso and stretches the pectoral and anterior deltoid muscles. The Seated Chest Stretch can be performed as a devlopmental stretch and should be held for an initial 6 to 10 seconds and then take the stretch further for another 30 seconds.

Seated Chest Stretch Muscle Body Map

Body Part and Muscle Group

The Chest Stretch focuses on the upper torso. The Pectoral and Anterior Deltoid muscles are stretched.

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Instructions

Starting from a seated position.

Place both hands into the small of your back.

Push your shoulders towards each other until the stretch is felt.

Progression: Push elbows closer together.

Alternative:

Seated Chest Stretch

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