Low Load Prolonged Stretch: Pecs

The difficulty performing the low load prolonged pec stretch lies in maintaining trunk position, as there’s a strong tendency to arch your back (which places extra stress on your spine).

This exercise lengthens your pecs to improve posture.

Maintain position of your trunk, pelvis and arms during the stretch to facilitate muscle activation and joint protection.

If you’ve had a low back or shoulder injury, check with your physical therapist first.

Starting Position

Lie down on your back and place both hands together above your face with both arms extended. Next, pull your belly inward away from your pant line.

Execution

While maintaining trunk/pelvic position, slowly lower your arms into the position desired.

Repeat as directed by your physical therapist.

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We strongly recommend that you do not attempt to perform any of our exercises without formal training from our physical therapists so as to avoid potential injury. The exercises shown have specific purpose and yield benefits when performed in conjunction with a complete therapy program that is customized to each patient. The only way this can be initiated is through an initial evaluation.

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