How to Use Active Stretching for Upper Back
But one of my favorite stretches for your upper back that you can do
Hi I'm author, speaker and trainer JJ Flizanes of JJFlizanes.com. I'm here today on behalf of About.com to teach you about active stretching for your upper back.Your upper back muscles consist of your traps, your levator scapula, your rear delts, and they all pull back. So in order to actively stretch that, you want to actively use your muscles that pull forward. That could be anything chest related that cause horizontal adduction, so a chest press, a chest fly, that would be a great way to actively stretch your upper back. But one of my favorite stretches for your upper back that you can do anywhere at anytime is called a Cat Stretch. You're going to start on all fours, your hands underneath your shoulders and your knees underneath your hips. Then you're going to actively contract your abs, and pull your head as close to your pelvis as possible, creating an arch in your back. That's going to release all the muscles of your upper back.Thanks for watching. For more information, please visit us online at About.com.