How to Stretch your Pecs

 

Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

An essential component of performing your best on the SICFIT WOW is maintaining superb flexibility and mobility. This week’s WOW has a heavy emphasis on push and pull movements with the upper body. In order to maximize our upper body potential we must take care of the muscles and connective tissues in the chest and shoulders — and it just so happens that today’s Stretch of the Week from FlexibilityRX does just that! Pectoralis Minor is a small muscle that extends from the third, fourth, and fifth rib to the top of the shoulder on either side of the chest, and is key in many of the actions involving the shoulder blades, and by extension the arms. Try these FlexibilityRX stretches to prevent soreness and stiffness after today’s WOW, as well as to improve your performance in future upper body exercises.
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WARMUP
10 Minutes
Bear crawl + lunge + single leg toe touch + long jump
SKILL 
Jump rope progression: bounce, single, double, triple
STRENGTH 
Push press
5.3.1 + 5.3.1
WOW
Max pull ups
3 Minute rest
Max HSPU
3 Minute rest
Max 500m row
LIFE: Ring row/push up
FITNESS: Bands allowed
SPORT: Chest to bar/kip
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