Posts Tagged "pec stretch"

Quick Tip: Want to relax while you open up the pecs?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to relax while you open up the pecs?

Many members of our clinical team assign pec stretches as homework between sessions. It’s often clinically indicated because so many of our clients work at desks, or in professions that require them to frequently reach and bend forward. These activities often lead to tight pec muscles, and tight pecs can end up pulling you farther forward. Over time, these patterns can lead to pain and misalignment, and you might find them playing a role far from the desk — like as you train for the Rock n’ Roll Marathon this coming Saturday, or as you lean towards other wellness goals that...

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Quick Tip: Do your pecs need some Deskinetics?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do your pecs need some Deskinetics?

Do you work at a desk? Chances are you experience regular soreness or pain in the neck and upper back. And after a day spent at your computer, it’s likely your pecs are short and tight, too! Though it sometimes seems counter-intuitive, lengthening the pecs can go a long way towards reducing your neck and back pain — and ultimately improving your posture overall. This week’s Deskinetics Quick Tip is an excellent stretch to target those pecs during a break from your desk or really any time. And since we know everyone is busy these days, we like that it doesn’t require...

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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: 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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