Upper Back Stretch

The upper back stretch focuses on the upper back and stretches the trapezius and rhomboid muscles. The Upper Back Stretch can be performed as a preparatory stretch and held for 8 to 10 seconds.

Body Part and Muscle Group
The Upper Back Stretch focuses on the upper back. The Trapezius and Rhomboid muscles are stretched.


  • Starting from a normal standing position.
  • Straighten both arms in front of you.
  • Keep both arms off lock and horizontal to the floor.
  • Place one hand inside the other with your palms facing the body.
  • Lower your head towards your chin.

Progression: Push the arms further in front of yourself.

Alternative: Deltoid Stretch

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