Kneeling Lat Stretch

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The kneeling lat stretch is a great way to stretch out your lats, obliques and shoulder capsule.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Back (upper)

You can’t see your back without a lot of effort, but this doesn't mean you shouldn’t train it. Back exercises consisting of both back stretching and back strengthening is very important to your health and overcoming back pain.

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Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Equipment Used


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Exercise Band

The exercise band is used in resistance training. The bands comes in a variety of colours depending on the amount of tension they offer. The exercise bands give constant resistance throughout the entire range of motion during an exercise and cause less stress on the joints.

Exercise Instructions


kneeling lat stretch - step 1

Step 1

Start in a kneeling position while holding on to a resistance band that is anchored to a pull-up bar or post.

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Step 2

Lean forward at the hip and let the band stretch out your entire side from your hip to your wrist.

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Step 3

Hold the stretch for at least 30 seconds and oscillate around the shoulder capsule trying to find spots that are tighter than others.