Enhancing Skills

Chest fly

Talk to your doctor.  Caution and common sense should be used...as these are my experiences, and my unique situations.  They may work for you or they may not.  You may have different results.  Please read our disclaimer.

Type:

Stretch

Equipment:

N/A

The chest fly stretch is a stretch that targets the chest muscles.

Proper form:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms extended out to the sides at shoulder height.
  2. Slowly bring your arms together in front of your chest, crossing them at the wrists.
  3. Keep your arms straight and your shoulders down as you bring your hands together.
  4. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds and then slowly release.
  5. Repeat the stretch for 2-3 sets.

How to reduce the difficulty: To reduce the difficulty, you can perform the stretch while sitting on a chair, which will provide more support for your back.

How to increase difficulty: To increase the difficulty, you can use a resistance band or light weights while performing the stretch.

Reps: Beginner: 1 set of 2-3 reps Intermediate: 2 sets of 3-5 reps Advanced: 3 sets of 5-8 reps

Estimated time for exercise: 15-30 seconds per stretch, for a total of 1-2 minutes per set.

Body Group:

Chest

Muscle Group(s):

Chest

Muscles used:

Primary:

Pectoralis Major

Secondary:

Deltoids (Anterior)

Tertiary:

Triceps Brachii

Difficulty:

Beginner

Talk to your doctor.  Caution and common sense should be used...as these are my experiences, and my unique situations.  They may work for you or they may not.  You may have different results.  Please read our disclaimer.


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