Standing Wall Chest Stretch

Some types of conditioning, such as weight lifting, can lead to tight chest muscles. The tightness you feel after a set of bench presses or push-ups is best countered with a chest-opening stretch using a wall or other sturdy surface.

1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your left arm bent at a 90-degree angle. Place the upper part of your left arm against a wall or doorway.

2. Keeping your left arm on the wall, shift your body forward by taking one long step with the right leg. Keep your head up and relax your shoulder, neck, and back muscles. Repeat on opposite side.