In this video, I wanted to go through a simple Coracobrachialis Stretch that you can do anywhere in a sitting or standing position.
The Coracobrachialis is a deep muscle within the shoulder that often gets tight and affects the shoulder position. I will show you a simple stretch that you can do to target that coracobrachialis if it’s tight on you.
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Stretching at the coracobrachialis will put the shoulder in a better position and will put your body into a better posture. I had Donnalee demonstrate the exercise.
With this exercise, instead of bringing your arm straight out to the side, bring it back about 45 degrees from straight out to the side. You should feel a light stretch around the bicep area. Look for a light stretch, hold for a couple of seconds, and then return to the start.
Coracobrachialis Intensified Stretch
If you want to intensify the stretch, just turn your hand in and then go through that same movement. Try to keep your wrist straight and you will feel a light stretch underneath the bicep and in the tricep area.
This stretch is a little different than your quadriceps or your calves where you get a really strong stretch. With coracobrachialis, we are stretching a really small muscle and you’ll feel a light stretch. You don’t want to overdo it. You just want go to a point where you feel a light stretch and hold that for about 2 to 5 seconds. Start off with 3 repetitions and progress to 5 repetitions.
Give this stretch a go. If you’re able to feel the stretch, there’s a good chance that you need to do the stretch. Doing this stretch will help you with your shoulder health and will also help you when it comes to your posture.
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