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Easy Corner Pec Stretch

The pectoralis muscle can be hard to stretch.


Updated July 05, 2011

Corner Pec Stretch

Corner Pec Stretch

(c) E. Quinn
The pectoralis muscle can be a difficult muscle to stretch. One simple but effective way to stretch the pec is easy to do at home. All you need is an empty corner, and a bit of patience.

Make sure you are warmed up before starting this stretch. It's best to perform this, and other deep stretches, after your workout.

  • Begin by facing into a corner with your feet one to two feet from the wall.
  • Place your forearms against each of the corner walls, with your elbows at about shoulder height and palms flat against the wall.
  • Before you begin the stretch, retract and depress your shoulder blades by squeezing them together and down. (It helps to imagine you are squeezing something between your shoulder blades.)
  • Next, slowly lean or walk toward the corner until you feel a gentle stretch across the chest, and the front of deltoids (shoulders).
  • Hold the position for 20 to 30 seconds while breathing slowly and deeply. Release and repeat as needed.
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