Standing Upper Back Stretch

Standing Upper Back Stretch

This Standing Upper Back Stretch is a great way to increase flexibility and promote improve blood flow to the muscles accompanying the upper arm and shoulder blades. If you participate in golf, tennis or swimming you'll like this stretch since it helps ease tension related to sports that require arm rotation above shoulder height. Use this stretch after a great workout or even after a long work day at the desk and computer.

Instructions:

From a standing position, place both arms behind your head. Grab the elbow of the side you wish to stretch and pull that elbow laterally across your body while tilting your trunk to the side until you feel a stretch in your shoulders and triceps. Hold the stretch for 15 seconds then switch to the opposite side and repeat.

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