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Back Stretches

Type: Stretching
This back stretch exercise targets the lats (latissimus dorsi), the large fan shaped muscle located on either side of the upper and mid back. The lat muscles pull your arms down from overhead (extension of the shoulder joint) and is the primary muscle used in pulling exercises such as the lat pull down and pull up. Perform static back stretches after your workout to relieve tight muscles and ensure you maintain flexibility and full range of movement in the joints. Below you'll find a video guide and step by step instructions that describes the correct technique for back stretches.
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Back Stretching

Back Stretches Steps:

Step 1:
Stand upright, feet shoulder width apart.

Step 2:
Raise one arm above the head.

Step 3:
Grasp with the arm with opposite hand just below the elbow.

Step 4:
Bend your torso over to the opposite side of the raised arm.

Step 5:
Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 secs.

Step 6:
Repeat for the opposite side.

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