other way is to grab a towel or rope, hold onto it with your right hand and grab the bottom of it behind your back with your left and gently pull the rope downwards with your left hand.
To do this stretch the stretcher lies supine with their arm flex at the elbow and their humerous brought across their chest as far as possible. The partner should place one hand on the stretchers elbow and reach under their back with the other hand to have a firm hold on their back. The stretcher should slowly try and pull their scapula towards their spine as the partner provides matching resistance and ensure the stretcher breathes normally throughout the stretch. The stretcher should then relax and inhale deeply and on the exhale the stretcher should pull their arm across their chest further and increase the rhomboid stretch.
Obviously we could not include every stretch required for this activity instead this blog aimed to cover the main stretches used and maybe a few you may not have thought of previously. Please remember to follow the safe stretching tips we have given you in the previous blog as well as the individual safety tips for static and PNF stretching.
Image taken from "Upper Body Stretches" wall chart by B. Walker.
Image taken from "Lower Body Stretches" wall chart by B. Walker.