Lat-Triceps Stretch

Laat-Triceps StretchAREAS INVOLVED: Latissimus dorsi, Triceps

Stand upright and extend left arm over head.

Grab right elbow with left hand and relax the right arm and let it hang down towards the left scapula. (Figure 1)

Gently pull right elbow backward until mild tension is felt. Hold for ten seconds, then pull back slightly further for ten seconds.

To emphasize the latissimus dorsi and external obliques, hold the stretch position and gently lean down towards the side. (Figure 2)

Return to starting position and repeat sequence on the opposite side.

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Fitness Manual Table of Contents
  • Stretching & Flexibility Chapter
  • Strength Training Chapter
  • Stretch Examples Chapter
  • Acknowledgements
  • Appendices