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Try This Stretch for Your Tight Chest!

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Stretch out your chest, upper back, and shoulders using this simple exercise!

If you work at a computer all day, spend too much time on your phone, or sleep curled up in a ball, this stretch is for you! The main target of this exercise is the pectoralis major muscles. These muscles span from your sternum out towards your shoulders. When tight, they are responsible for causing forward rounded shoulders, forward head carriage, and tension in your thoracic spine. Luckily, there’s an easy way to stretch them out!

  1. Find the corner of a room

  2. Place your forearms against the wall, with your elbows at shoulders height.

  3. Stagger your feet. (Pro tip - if you have a hip that is also tight, place that hip in the back)

  4. Moving your chest and hips together, gently lean forward.

  5. You should feel a stretch along the front of your chest and tension along your spine.

  6. Hold for 1-2 seconds, then repeat.

  7. We recommend doing this exercise 10 times, up to 3 times per day.

Still tight? Schedule an appointment and let one of the doctors take a look. You can schedule on our website: or by calling us at (615)-900-5187

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