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Wall Climb (Shoulder and Chest)39 This stretch will help with the muscles you use to reach above your head (e.g., to put dishes away on a shelf). Start by placing your hands on a wall, shoulder width apart. Your feet should be about 18 inches away from the wall. Slowly walk your hands up the wall until your arms are as straight as you can comfortably get them (but remember, never lock out your elbows). Once your hands are both as high as you can comfortably reach, hold the stretch for a few seconds, letting your chest lean slightly forward, and slowly walk the hands back down until they are at shoulder height again.

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Wall climb [photograph]. National Institute on Aging at NIH. Retrieved from

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