Chest and Shoulder Stretch

Stretch It: Relaxing Chest and Shoulder Stretch

This woman may look like she's relaxing by the lake, soaking in the warm sun, but she's actually getting an amazing stretch in her chest, shoulders, and abs. This is the perfect stretch to do if you've been sitting hunched over a computer or steering wheel all day. It also feels great the day after doing tons of push-ups.

For details on how to do this stretch, read more.

  • Sit on the floor with your legs extended straight out in front of you.
  • Place your palms behind your hips about six to eight inches away, with your fingers pointing away from your body.
  • Keep your hips firmly grounded as you gently press your chest and abs forward. To increase the stretch, lower your head behind you.
  • Hold for 30 seconds and then release.

Can't get off your seat? You can also do this stretch in a chair.

Source: Thinkstock
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