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This chest stretch, also known as Behind-The-Back-Elbow to Elbow Grip exercise provides a way to open up the front body. When this is executed regularly, you will definitely feel and notice the improvements continuously in the chest and shoulder flexibility.

Chest Stretch
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Time
1-5 Minutes
4-5 times per week

Muscle Group
Chest, Biceps

Difficulty
Easy

Fitness Type
Stretch

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Safety Tips

Should you have an elbow or arm injury, you must exercise precaution. You may want to visit your doctor for any additional requirements and additional tests if need be.

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Equipment Required

Nothing Required.

Number of Reps and/or Length of Time

Beginners

2-3 minutes
10 secs hold
Repeat 3 times

Intermediate

2-3minutes
20 secs hold
Repeat 4 times

Advanced

3-5 minutes
30 secs hold
Repeat 5 times

Instructions

Focus Point:  Resist the urge to twist and keep your back and shoulders as flat as possible.

Step 1
Watch the instructional video, then read the following for clarification.

Begin by standing straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.

Step 2
Place your feet flat on the floor, and your hands clasped behind your head.

Step 3
Lift you hands towards the sky as far as you can.

Step 4
Hold your position and lower, repeat.

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Fitness Tip

Choose a fitness regime that fits into your lifestyle. Though do try to make it at least 4 vigorous sessions of a minimum of 30 minutes each.

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