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Chest Stretch with Resistance Band

Starting Position
Stand in a comfortable position, legs staggered, abs engaged, knees slightly bent, toes pointing forward. Grab the ends of the resistance band and extend your arms overhead, keeping your hands in line with the shoulders, elbows soft, palms facing forward (not pictured).

Pull your arms further apart to open up the chest and allowing the band to move further behind your head. Your wrists might rotate slightly outward, but try to keep your wrists in line with your forearms. Breathe steadily. Hold stretch for 10-30 seconds, repeating 1-3 times.

Special Instructions
Chest stretches are great for new moms whose chest muscles tend to be tighter at this time. Increasing your flexibility here is also important in improving your posture after pregnancy (which tends to round your shoulders forward).

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