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One of my primary emphases as a physical therapist is increasing range of motion in muscles and joints that otherwise don’t move the way they should. A lot of my day is actually recommending stretches to people to help decrease tightness in key areas. Since starting Tone and Tighten, I’ve actually gotten the stretch question quite a bit – “What’s the best stretch for ______” and I decided it’s time to do something about it! Welcome to part two of this two-part series. In part one I presented my six favorite stretches for the legs and lower body; here in part two we’ll show you the best post-workout stretches for your upper body. Here we go!
My personal favorite. A doorway, corner, or UN– USED squat rack is the perfect place to stretch tight pecs.
Cross body stretch
My go-to for a tight posterior shoulder capsule and rhomboids (back muscles)
Really helped me when I had some significant triceps pain 2 years ago.
Rotator cuff stretch
Keep the rotator cuff mobile with this great stretch.
Wrist flexor and extensor stretches
Often overlooked in the fitness world – our wrists take a beating during any weight training. Keep them loose and limber with some simple stretches.
Looking for something a little lower? Check out Part One for all the lower body stretches!
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By Jared Beckstrand
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