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Stretch It: Elbow Pec Stretch

I love my personal trainer, and boy does she love push-ups! We did tons of variations yesterday including Diamond Push-Ups, and now my pecs and the front of my shoulders are so unbelievably sore. She thought they might be, so before I left, she showed me this stretch to do that perfectly targets the front of my upper torso.

To learn how to do this simple stretch that feels so good

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  • In a standing or seated position, lift your arms overhead. Bend your elbows and clasp your fingers behind your head.
  • Actively draw your elbows back as you press your chest forward. Stay here for 30 seconds.
  • Then tilt and turn your head slightly in all directions, trying to find positions that deepen the stretch even further.
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