Exercise – Standing W Scapular Retraction

Blog - Standing W Scapular Retraction

This is a great way to open up your chest and activate your back muscles.  It will help your shoulders, back and chest and posture.  It will also activate your brain and give you energy!

Starting Position: Begin standing in good posture. Shoulders should be back and head up. Raise and bend arms so that elbows are near shoulder level.

Movement: While maintaining good posture, draw shoulders back squeezing shoulder blades together. A stretch may be felt in chest and front of shoulder. Do not allow shoulders to raise upward. Hold for 5-10 seconds.