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Chest Stretches

Chest Stretch Videos
Watch the chest stretching videos below to improve your chest flexibility and relieve tight chest and shoulder muscles.
Chest stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the chest and shoulder muscles. Good chest flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the shoulder, and helps to prevent kyphosis, or rounding of the back.
Sports that benefit from the chest stretches below include: Basketball and Netball; batting sports like Cricket, Baseball and Softball; Hiking, Backpacking, Mountaineering and Orienteering; racquet sports like Tennis, Badminton and Squash; Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking; Swimming; throwing sports like Cricket, Baseball and Field events.
Chest Muscles being Stretched

During the following chest stretch videos there are a number of muscles within the chest and shoulders that are stretched. Below is a comprehensive list of the anatomical muscle names involved in the following chest stretches.
 

* Pectoralis Major and Minor

*Deltoid Anterior

*Serratus Anterior

*Biceps Brachii

*Brachialis

*Brachioradialis

*Coracobrachialis