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Hi brad: what is the best stretch for the lats. thank you

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Hi Jerome,

Thanks for your inquiry. It's a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial.

As for different stretches that you can do for your lats, take a look at our free stretching videos here...
* Assisted Triceps Stretch... http://injuryfix.com/archives/arm-stretch-video.php (1st video)

* Reach-up Back Stretch, Reaching Upper Back Stretch, Kneeling Reach Forward Back Stretch... http://injuryfix.com/archives/upper-back-stretches-video.php (all 3 videos)


Also, take a look at our article; How to Stretch, When to Stretch and Stretching Properly: Answers to common stretching questions to make sure you're stretching properly... http://injuryfix.com/archives/how-to-stretch.php

It will help to answer any questions you might have about stretching, including: warming up; when to stretch; variety; types of stretching, etc. (And BTW, one of the best times to stretch is just before going to bed.)

I hope the above has been helpful. For more information on stretching, flexibility and sports injury management, visit Injury Fix.


Brad Walker
Founder & CEO
Injury Fix™

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Brad Walker (The Stretch Coach)

Expertise

I'm more than happy to answer any questions relating to stretching, flexibility and sports injury management. Including how to use stretching to improve your athletic performance, prevent sports injury and aid in the recovery of sports injury.

Experience

I'm an internationally recognized stretching and sports injury consultant with more than 20 years of practical experience in the health and fitness industry. I'm also the founder of the Stretching Institute and StretchCoach.com.

Organizations
Sports Medicine Australia

Publications
I've written 5 books on stretching, flexibility and sports injury, including... The Stretching Handbook (ISBN: 978-0958109338), The Anatomy of Stretching (ISBN: 978-1556435966) and The Anatomy of Sports Injuries (ISBN: 978-1556436666). Plus, I've had numerous articles published at About.com, Athletes.com and BodyBuilding.com.

Education/Credentials
I'm a health science graduate of the University of New England, with post graduate accreditation's in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. I've worked with elite level and world champion athletes and I've lectured for Sports Medicine Australia on sports injury prevention and treatment.

Past/Present Clients
I've worked as assistant coach to Miles Stewart (World Champion Triathlete) and Mick Doohan (World 500cc Motorcycle Champion). Plus I've worked with countless other athletes from sports as diverse as roller-skating, squash, and cycling.

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