ACTIONETIX | Upper Body Stretching

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Here are images of a number of common upper-body stretching exercises. This is by no means an exhaustive list of stretches, however it is a large selection, which illustrates good form. For lower body stretches, click here.

Top 5 Commandments of Stretching

5. Stretch in a quite, comfortable place in order to allow you muscles to optimize each stretch
4. Warm up for 5-10 minutes on a bike or treadmill before you start stretching
3. Breathe deep and exhale while stretching to allow total body relaxation
2. Practice stretching consistently at least 3 times/week
1. Hold a stretch for 30-45 seconds to allow yourself a chance to overcome the stretch reflex

 

Rear Deltoid/Upper Back

Rear Deltoid/Upper Back

 Latissimus Dorsi/Back

 Latissimus Dorsi/Back

Triceps                                                   Chest

Triceps Chest

Neck (back)                                                 Neck (side)

Neck (back) Neck (side)

Biceps/Forearms

Biceps/Forearms

Biceps/Forearms Closeup

Biceps/Forearms Closeup