Exercise – Standing Blackburn Y

Blog - Standing Blackburn Y

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 with feet about hip width apart. Arms should be extended to sides at 10 and 2 o’clock positions. Have hands oriented with palms face up.

Movement: Activate core muscles. While maintaining good posture, draw arms and shoulders back squeezing shoulder blades together. Elbows should remain straight. A stretch may be felt in chest and front of shoulder. Do not allow shoulders to raise upward. Neck muscles should remain relaxed. Hold for 5 seconds.