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back scratcher stretch


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A simple exercise, often used in a warmup routine for stretching the upper arm and shoulder muscles.

▪ Standing upright, use one hand to reach behind your neck and touch the area of your back between your shoulder blades; use your other hand to push down slowly and gently on the elbow until you feel a tension but no pain. Hold the position for 10–20 seconds and repeat with the other arm. When you can perform this exercise easily, bend to one side to increase the tension on the lats (latissimus dorsi muscles).

▪ Standing upright, use one hand to reach behind your neck and touch the area of your back between your shoulder blades; use your other hand to push down slowly and gently on the elbow until you feel a tension but no pain. Hold the position for 10–20 seconds and repeat with the other arm. When you can perform this exercise easily, bend to one side to increase the tension on the lats (latissimus dorsi muscles).

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