West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Physical Education

(408) 741-2017
Physical Education Building


Physical Education Faculty

Stretch and Flex

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Stretch and Flex Exercise #35
Chest Lift

first picture of chest lift stretch

  • Lie on your stomach with your arms straight at your sides, palms facing up
  • Head is looking to the side
  • Take a deep breath in

second picture of chest lift stretch

  • Bring your arms up, under your chest
  • Slowly exhale while pressing your forearms on the mat as you lift your upper body, keep your belly button touching the mat
  • Continue to breathe slowly and deeply, exhaling as you extend the stretch

third picture of chest lift stretch

  • Continue to lift up as high as possible while still keeping your belly button on the mat
  • Keep your back curved slightly, and your head up


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