The chest muscles (pectoralis major and minor muscles) fans out from your arm, reaching your clavicle, the ribs and the sternum. It helps with rotating the shoulders, throwing, flapping and breathing.
Poor posture is becoming an increasingly common complaint in this day of computer-based jobs and entertainment. We are spending more and more time in front of our workstations and in our cars thus affecting our overall posture.
Since the chest is a very thick muscle, it can easily become tight if you have bad posture (i.e. hunch forward) or if you overuse the chest muscles during exercise.
Luckily, there are many chest stretches you can do on your own to help loosen the muscle. This video shows an effective chest stretch using a foam roller.
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