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5. Shoulders and Pectoral (chest) Muscles -
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Stand in a doorway and reach hands behind you at a comfortable level (above waist level). With palms forward, hold on to both sides of the doorway. Let arms straighten as body leans forward. Keep chest and head up. Hold for six seconds. Return to upright position and relax for five seconds.

Stretching Exercises

  1. Neck Muscle
  2. Neck Muscle
  3. Back of Neck and Shoulder Muscles
  4. Back of Arm
  5. Shoulders and Pectoral (chest) Muscles
  6. Hamstring Muscles (back thigh)
  7. Groin
  8. Upper Hamstring and Buttock Muscles
  9. Quadricep Muscles (front thigh)
  10. Gastrocnemius Muscle (calf)

Donna Terbizan, PhD, Professor
Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
Julie Garden-Robinson, PhD, LRD, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service