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Stretches

Latissimus stretch

  1. Stand with your back straight and your feet shoulder-width apart. You can do this stretch sitting down if you are not steady on your feet.
  2. Hold your arms above your head, and hold one hand with the other.
  3. Pull upward while leaning straight over toward your right side. Keep your lower body straight. You should feel the stretch along your left side.
  4. Hold 15 to 30 seconds, then switch sides.
  5. Repeat 2 to 4 times for each side.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
Current as of March 12, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 12, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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