Chest Opener Stretch Tutorial


How to Do the Chest Opener Stretch Exercise

The Chest Opener stretch feels just as it sounds, like a nice opening up of the chest and shoulders. There’s no equipment needed and it can be done while sitting or standing. It’s excellent as a cool-down post-exercise or as part of any exercise routine when you just want a good stretch.




Upper Chest, Middle ChestLower Chest

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Stand or sit up tall.
  2. Hold both arms in front, hands palm-to-palm.
  3. Inhale deeply and smoothly draw your arms out and back.
  4. Take in several deep, cleansing breaths and feel your chest and shoulders open.
  5. Squeeze your shoulder blades together as you breathe.
  6. Return both arms to the front and repeat 5-10 times.

Tips/Common Mistakes

  • Keep your core straight and avoid overextending your back.
  • Smoothly bring your gaze as far as is comfortable, taking care not to overextend the neck
  • Engage your abdominal muscles to maintain the posture and protect the back

And there you have a simple chest stretch!