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How do I perform a standing chest stretch?

Stand against an object like a wall or large machine with your forearm placed vertically against the object with your elbow and shoulder bent at 90 degrees. Place your feet in a stagger stance with your back leg being on the same side as your chest that’s being stretched. Slowly begin to shift your weight forward until you start to feel a stretch in your chest area, hold this position for 30 seconds, then repeat on the other side.

A standing chest stretch is a great option - you can easily perform this one at home or at a gym.

Start
1. Stand with forearm in vertical position on stable object (like a corner of a wall or a cable machine in a gym); elbow and shoulder bent at 90-degree angle;
2. Place feet in stagger stance (split) position; back leg is same side as chest muscle being stretched.

Movement
3. Slowly shift weight forward until you feel the stretch in the front of your shoulder and chest; hold 20-30 seconds and repeat to the other side.

Never force the stretch! If you do it right, you'll feel it in the right place.

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