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Upper Back Stretches

Upper Back Stretches Videos

Watch the upper back stretching videos below to improve your upper back flexibility and relieve tight back and neck muscles.

Upper back stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the upper back and neck muscles. Good upper back flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the head, neck, shoulders and the upper back.

Sports that benefit from the upper back stretches below include: Archery; Basketball and Netball; Boxing; Cycling; Golf; racquet sports like Tennis, Badminton and Squash; Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking; Snow Skiing and Water Skiing; Swimming; Volleyball.

Upper Back Muscles being Stretched

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



  • Semispinalis Capitis and Cervicis
  • Spinalis Capitis and Cervicis
  • Longissimus Capitis and Cervicis
  • Splenius Capitis and Cervicis
  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Teres Major
  • Serratus Anterior
  • Trapezius
  • Rhomboids


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