“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius
This one is the easiest way to stretch our lats.
Facing a wall, stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms by your sides. Brace your abdominal muscles to stabilize your spine. Pull your shoulder blades down and back. Do not allow the low back to arch. Keep your chest lifted and your chin tilted up slightly.
Exhale as you shift your weight over your heels and slowly begin bending forward at the hips. Keep the abs engaged and the back flat. Place your hands on the wall. Keep the arms straight so there is a straight line from the shoulders, through the elbows to the wrists.
Hold the stretch position for 15-30 seconds. Repeat for a total of 2-4 repetitions. To increase the stretch, rotate your thumbs to point toward the ceiling.
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