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Weight Lifting for Women

Upper Body Stretch for Women

Stretch your arms, shoulder, and back with this easy upper body stretch for women. Stretches like this are an important component of a weight lifting routine.

Step 1
Hold on to the edge of the bench.

Push your weight back and stretch back, arms, and shoulders.

Step 2
Push your weight back and stretch the back, arms, and shoulders.

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