Chest stretches

Lying Chest Stretch

Start position:
Lie on your back with your knees bent at about 90 degrees and your feet flat on the floor. Bend your arms at 90 degrees, and place them on the floor beside you, with your forearms parallel to your head and your palms facing up.

Movement:
Push your shoulders and forearms into the floor and slowly move your arms in towards your head.
*Tip* You can also perform this stretch with a rolled up towel placed between your shoulder blades, or lying on top of a foam roller.

Straight Arm Chest Stretch

Start position:
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and place one hand on a wall or post beside you for support.

Movement:
Slowly turn your body away from your outstretched arm until you feel a stretch across your chest. Hold for several seconds, then repeat on the opposite side.

Behind Head Chest Stretch

Start position:
Stand with your hands behind your head.

Movement:
Pull your elbows gently back and away from your ears. Hold for several seconds.