36 Muscle Stretch Fitness Exercises For a Perfect Workout Plans
#35 Standing Upper Trapezius Stretch
To highlight your upper trapezius muscle, stand erect and move your hands behind your lower back. Grasp your right wrist with your left palm, and then pull your right arm as far as you could possibly pull. Have your hands in back, or just outside of your left hip. Try to lower you head sideways (towards your left shoulder) – you will be able to feel this stretch in your neck as well. Hold on stretching for at least half a minute, and then proceed with the same stretch on the opposite side of your body.
#36 Standing Upper Back Extension
Last but not least, this exercise will help you stretch your teres major, rhomboid and upper trapezius muscles. Stand straight and keep your feet close next to each other. Have your arms extended in front of you, with your fingers matching and your palms facing ahead of you. Start to lower you head slightly forward, push you hands frontward while exhaling. Allow your back to arch slightly while your knees are slowly bending. Try to keep up the stretch for 20 seconds.
Happy working out!