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Reaching Behind Your Back Stretch

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Coach's Tips

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How to

Starting Position

1. Make sure to keep your arms straight throughout the stretch. 2. Do not force your arms further than is comfortable. 3. If you feel any pain or discomfort, stop the stretch and consult a doctor or physical therapist.

Proper Form

1. Keeping your arms straight, slowly raise your arms up until you feel a stretch in the front of your shoulders and chest. 2. Hold this stretch for 10-15 seconds. 3. Return your arms to the starting position. 4. Repeat the stretch 2-3 times.

Breathing Technique

1. Take a deep breath in to prepare for the stretch. 2. As you raise your arms, exhale slowly and focus on the stretch. 3. As you lower your arms, inhale and relax your muscles.

Precautions

1. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. 2. Reach your arms behind your back, interlocking your hands together. 3. Make sure your arms are straight and your feet are firmly planted on the floor.

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