22 8 / 2011

This stretch is a good one for people who work at a desk and have their arms at their sides all day.  The lats are often tight in people with poor upper back posture.  Stretches should never be painful- you should only feel a mild to moderate stretch in the arm, side and back area.  Hold the stretch for around 30 seconds.

Latissimus Dorsi Stretch 

 
  • Kneel on the floor 

  • Lean forwards with the arms outstretched as far as possible and hands on the floor

  • Push your buttocks down towards your feet keeping your hands still to increase the stretch 

To increase the stretch, direct the arms towards one side.  Then repeat by stretching towards the other side. 

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