The latissimus dorsi stretch focuses on improving flexibility of the posterior shoulder and back musculature.

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The latissimus dorsi often time is tight and hence restricts range of motion at the shoulder.

Therefore implement the latissimus dorsi stretch into your static stretching routine to correcting postural shoulder imbalances.

Aside from that the latissimus dorsi stretch can also reduce the risk of shoulder injury and aids in the muscle recovery process following intense upper-body strength workouts.

Latissimus Dorsi Stretch Description Summary

Latissimus Dorsi Stretch

Latissimus Dorsi Stretch

  1. Fully abduct shoulders until arms are overhead
  2. Flex the elbows and grasp the elbows with both hands; remain neutral head position; look forward
  3. Lean trunk to the left (left lumbar lateral flexion), use the left hand and pull the right elbow towards the head
  4. Also perform stretch to the other side
  5. Hold stretch for 45 seconds

Targeted Musculature

  • Latissimus dorsi

Latissimus dorsi

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