The active chest stretch is an effective warm up exercise to improve motion in the shoulders and chest.

  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and extend the arms out at shoulder height until a stretch is felt in the chest and front of the shoulders. 
  • Hold for 1-2 seconds. 
  • Return to starting position by crossing arms and grabbing the opposite shoulders.
  • Hold for 1-2 seconds and repeat for a total of 5 repetitions.