Chest & Shoulder opening stretch is a type of stretching exercise that focuses on loosening and opening up the shoulder joints, which can become tight and restricted due to poor posture, stress, or a sedentary lifestyle. Our sedentary lifestyle can lead to a host of health issues, including muscle tension and stiffness in the shoulders and arms. Fortunately, incorporating simple stretches into your work routine can help alleviate these issues and promote overall well-being.

Equipment: No equipment

Level: Beginners to advanced

Works on muscles: Shoulders, Neck and Back, Chest

For additional videos see our fundamental exercises guide.

O’Coach Free Tip

  • Make sure your back is flat
  • Find a pleasant stretch throughout your shoulders and upper back
  • Hold for however long you may like or feel comfortable

How to perform Chest & Shoulder Opening Stretch correctly:

Step 1:

Keep your elbows on the desk and bring your palms together

Tip: Make sure your back is flat

Step 2:

Keep your head between your upper arms and reach towards your belly button with your head down

Tip: Find a pleasant stretch throughout your shoulders and upper back

Step 3:

Hold for however long you may like or feel comfortable and repeat this movement a few times

Benefits of performing Chest & Shoulder Opening Stretch daily:

These stretches involve movements that help to stretch and lengthen the chest and shoulder muscles. Performing chest and shoulder stretches daily can provide numerous benefits for your physical and mental well-being, also:

  • Loosens tight shoulders
  • Eases upper-body achiness
  • Strengthens the back muscles
  • Increases shoulders and back flexibility
  • Improves functional range of motion

Need of Adding Chest & Shoulder Opening Stretch to Your Routine

Do you spend long hours sitting in front of a computer screen, feeling the tension build up in your shoulders and neck? The sedentary lifestyle of today’s modern work environment can wreak havoc on our bodies, causing tightness and discomfort in our muscles. One effective way to relieve this tension is by performing chest and shoulder opening stretches. Not only do these stretches help to alleviate pain and discomfort, but they also promote better posture and increase flexibility. And the best part is you don’t need any equipment to perform it, all you need are two simple tools.

Your 2 mins time and The O’Coach app

Adding this quick, 2-minute exercise to your routine with the O’Coach custom workout timer app can help you loosen tight shoulders and eases upper-body achiness. We know working professionals find it hard to manage their workouts during their busy office hours. However, there is no need to worry now!! O’Coach assists you in managing your customized workout routine to perform during your hectic office hours.

Also Read: Chest Extension – The Ultimate Chest Workout

2 mins Chest and Shoulder Opening Stretch with O’Coach app:

Incorporate a 2- 5 mins Chest & Shoulder Opening stretch into your daily routine with the O’Coach app. To add this workout to your daily routine, you can create your own custom workout routine as per your needs or preferences or simply download the exercise.

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