Posts Tagged "AIS pec stretch"

Quick Tip: Ready for another doorway stretch?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Ready for another doorway stretch?

Did you catch last week's tip for the lats and internal shoulder rotation? This week we're sharing another active isolated stretch that uses the good ol' doorway as a prop. It targets the pecs, and is great for drivers, desk workers, parents picking up heavy toddlers…and the list goes on. Stretching the pecs is one integral way to address the aches, pains, and serious issues that can arise from our forward-bending tendencies. The bonus with this active isolated stretch is that it both stretches the tight pecs and engages the typically weaker upper back muscles. Try it out...

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Quick Tip: Have you done your deskinetics today?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Have you done your deskinetics today?

Have you been sitting at a desk all day? If so, chances are your pectoralis muscles are over-contracted and pulling you forward. This can lead to neck pain, upper back pain, and all sorts of structural issues. So, stop what you're doing and take a few minutes to try out this old-school deskinetics classic: the Active Isolated Pec Stretch. It will help relax and lengthen those pec muscles and counteract harmful forward-bending patterns. As in all Active Isolated Stretching, try 8-12 passes, go slow, and don't take it all the way to your edge. Check it out, and let us know what you...

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Quick Tip: Did you know stretching your pecs can relieve neck and back tension?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Did you know stretching your pecs can relieve neck and back tension?

This week we provide you a compilation of a few different shoulder and pec stretches featured on the Psoasbodywork YouTube channel. The start of the new year brings cold weather and a motivation to work harder, which usually means spending more time hunched over, either in a warm blanket or at our desk. The stretches below can help you relieve some neck or upper back tension that consequently develops, and also have you feeling energized  for your day. Check them out, try them out, and let us know how it goes!  Don't forget that posture balls along with other...

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