How To Do & Muscles Worked

back slaps wrap around stretch

The entire upper body often gets stiff and rigid from lack of movement throughout the day from most people. Therefore, it’s a good idea to do an active mobility stretch like this one to get the entire upper body moving better. You’ll get to mobilize the upper back, shoulders, chest, and arms all at once.

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Challenging

Which Muscles Are Worked?

Diagram of primary and secondary muscles worked from Back slaps wrap around stretch

Primary Muscles


Secondary Muscles

Biceps Shoulders Traps

Exercise Type

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How to do back slaps wrap around stretch Properly

Step by Step Guide

Begin standing with the feet hip distance apart and arms down at your side.

Then raise the arms up to shoulder height with the palms facing down. Have a slight bend in the elbows.

While maintaining the arms at shoulder height, swing them in front of you as they cross over one another.

Then swing the back behind you as you open up the chest.

Continue alternating as you swing the arms forward and backward for this dynamic mobility stretch.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake is having the shoulders rounded. This will limit the stretch into the chest and shoulder region. So be sure to have the shoulders down and back before beginning the arm swings here.


Animation of how to do Back slaps wrap around stretch