Elbows Back Stretch

Elbows Back Stretch


This exercise involves standing with your arms behind your back and interlocking your fingers. You then lift your arms up and away from your body to stretch your chest and shoulders.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Elbows Back Stretch Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Slowly raise your arms behind you, keeping your elbows close to your body.
  3. As you raise your arms, squeeze your shoulder blades together and hold for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Slowly lower your arms back down to your sides.
  5. Repeat the stretch 2-3 times.

Elbows Back Stretch Form & Visual

Elbows Back Stretch

Elbows Back Stretch Benefits

  • Relieves tension and tightness in the upper back and shoulders
  • Improves posture by opening up the chest and shoulders
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion in the shoulders
  • Can help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by sitting at a desk or computer for long periods of time
  • May also help reduce the risk of developing upper back and neck pain or injuries

Elbows Back Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Triceps
  • Rhomboids
  • Trapezius
  • Deltoids

Elbows Back Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Elbows Forward Stretch
  • Elbows Up Stretch
  • Elbows Down Stretch
  • Elbows Side Stretch
  • Elbows Rotational Stretch