May 11th, 2023 4:56 PM Mr. Q Categories: Stretching
The Standing Breast Stroke stretch targets the chest, shoulders, and upper back muscles, helping to improve posture and flexibility.
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
- Inhale and lift your arms out to your sides, keeping them straight, and raise them up until they are at shoulder height.
- Exhale and bring your arms forward, crossing them at the wrists in front of your chest.
- Inhale and extend your arms back out to the sides, keeping them straight.
- Exhale and lower your arms back down to your sides.
How to reduce the difficulty:
- You can perform the stretch with a smaller range of motion.
- You can bend your elbows slightly instead of keeping your arms straight.
How to increase the difficulty:
- You can hold light weights in your hands while performing the stretch.
- You can increase the range of motion of the arm movements.
- Beginner: 8-10 reps
- Intermediate: 12-15 reps
- Advanced: 18-20 reps
Estimated time for exercise: 1-2 minutes
Muscle Group(s):Chest, Shoulders, Upper back