Lat Stretch

The lat stretch focuses on the upper back and stretches the Latissimus dorsi and teres major muscles. The Lat Stretch can be performed as a preparatory stretch and held for 8 to 10 seconds.

Body Part and Muscle Group
The Lat Stretch focuses on the upper back. The Latissimus Dorsi and Teres Major muscles are stretched.


  • Starting from a normal standing position.
  • Place one hand inside the other with your palms facing the body.
  • Reach upwards and bring your arms together.
  • Slowly straighten your arms directly above your head without locking the elbows.

Progression: Push the arms further above yourself.

Alternative: Stretch with one arm at a time.

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