How To Stretch Your Chest
One of The Best Posture and Shoulder Exercises
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Because most our lives are spent hunched over a computer or TV, the pectoral muscles around our shoulders tighten into a macho position (like Johnny Bravo) and become internally rotated. This not only closes down our chest but also decreases the stability of our shoulder – making them prone to injury. To stop the madness, use this exercise to stretch out those pecs! It’s time to learn how to complete the best pec and chest stretch around: The Pec Grinder.
Lying on your back, hold it with your opposite hand into your chest. Using your hand, grind the ball back and forth into your chest muscles. To make this more effective, you can add some movement of the arm while pressing the ball into those positions.
Do this for 2 minutes throughout the day. Make sure to move the ball throughout the front of your shoulder during this time.
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This is the pec grinder exercise. What we’re tying to do is take this ball and grind the pec muscles, big muscle in your chest kind of pulls that shoulder forward and creates more space in the shoulder drive.
So what you’re going to do is grab on to the ball with your opposite hand. Get that and kind of stick it … boom! … right into the front side of your shoulder. Then what I’d like you to do is just roll around, up and down, back and forth, find some tight kind of stiff areas and just roll through that area.
Then what you can do as well is add in some rotations that we call external rotation of the shoulder, back and forth, as you roll with the ball. Alternatively, you can take that ball, press it in and pull towards the inside of your arm and open the arm up towards the sky. So come in, push down, open towards the sky. Back and all different angles like this, back and forth. You want to do this for about two minutes. We’ll put all the information for that below. But that’s it. Take that ball. Get it in your chest. Back and forth. Overhead. And have a good time.
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