HE - Chair Pull Down
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Start Stretch HerePosition One
Chair Pull Down - Starting Stretch Position
Stretching happens throughout the movement, not just at the end position.
Continuously resist while moving from position one into position two.
End Stretch HerePosition Two
Chair Pull Down - Ending Stretch Position
Continue to resist in position two. You won’t get a stretch without resistance.
Stretching without resistance can lead to injury.

Getting Into Position

Stand in front of a chair, facing the back of the chair. Place both hands on the top of the back rest.

Resistance Flexibility Training

Begin in position one and resist while moving into position two.

Start by standing as tall as you can while keeping your hands on the chair. Contract your chest muscles by pushing your hands down into the chair and squeezing your arms together. Continuously resist as you bend forward at the waist, bringing your head down toward your arms.

Resistance Strength Training

Begin in position two and resist while moving into position one.

Start in a forward bend position. Contract your chest muscles by pushing your hands down into the chair and squeezing your arms together as you stand up.


Natural breathing is the best way to breathe when Resistance Stretching. Your body knows how to breathe, you simply have to let it show you. Learn more...


This type of stretch can help to increase the flexibility and strength of the muscles on the front of your chest, arm, forearm, and hand, and can help to improve the health of your heart and increase blood flow. Psychologically, this type of stretch can increase being unconditionally loving, taking right action, mediation skills, political diplomacy, while dismantling sloth and avoidance.

The high and low emotional traits associated with this meridian muscle group are...
Romantic - I am romantic in my relationships.
Undiscriminating - I do not show preferences.

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