Exercise ball chest stretch

The exercise ball chest stretch is a simple stretch for the pectoral muscles that can be made more dynamic with help from a medicine ball. It can work in a dynamic warm-up, paired with movements in a workout, or as part of a cool-down or recovery strategy. If the stretch causes pain in the front of your shoulder, dial back the intensity or choose another chest stretch.


  1. Stretches the pec major and pec minor muscles
  2. Rolling on the ball provides a gentle dynamic component to the stretch
  3. Free arm can help control intensity of the stretch

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Exercise ball chest stretch Instructions

Exercise ball chest stretch muscle diagram
  1. Get on your hands and knees next to an exercise ball.
  2. Place your elbows on top of the ball, keeping your arm out to your side. This will be your starting position.
  3. Lower your torso towards the floor, keeping your elbow on top of the ball. Hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds, and repeat with the other arm.