Chest Stretch - Foam Roll Pec Stretch

Commonly Used For: Shoulder pain and neck pain.

Video Transcription: I'm going to show you how to stretch out the front of your chest — your pecs — using a foam roller. This you can get online [here's one at] or at most sporting goods stores. So what you're going to do is you're going to lay the foam roller down. You want to sit on the very end of it and walk yourself back, making sure that your head is still supported on the foam roller. You're going to take your arms and bring them out to the side like this, until you feel a stretch across the front of your chest. You should not feel any numbness or tingling in your hands. If you do, the stretch might be too intense for you and you can prop your arms up on a pillow or a cushion - anything that'll make it so that your arms don't drop down quite so far. And again, you should feel the stretch right across your chest. If this stretch is not intense enough for you, you can bring one arm in and focus on just stretching one side. Roll slightly away from the side that you're stretching and you'll feel a more intense stretch across the one side that you're stretching and then you can repeat on the other side.


WARNING! These exercise demonstration videos are designed to be educational. Please consult with your doctor before attempting to perform any of these exercises. If you experience any pain or discomfort, do not continue the exercise. STOP and consult your doctor!