How to Do Wall Standing Pectoral Stretch
The wall standing pectoral stretch should begin with a good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the wall standing pectoral stretch.
Beginning Wall Chest Stretch
Stand against a wall or tall object and form a 90 degree angle with your arm closest to the wall, firmly have your arm pressed into the wall.
Wall Chest Stretch Movement
1. Slowly rotate your body forward around the stationary arm until you feel a slight pressure in your chest and shoulder regions.
2. Once a slight stretch is felt, hold that position for 20-30 seconds and repeat 2-3 reps before switching arms.
Wall Chest Stretch Benefits
The pectoral stretch is used to lengthen chest muscles so that better posture feels natural and pleasant. Little lengthening can occur if you simply hold your elbow to the side. The goal of changing positions is to extend the anterior (front) muscles that cross the chest.