Grab a pair of dumbbells and and sit on an incline bench with the weight resting on your thighs, palms facing each other.
Sit back and extend your arms above you (palms still facing each other). Use thighs for help to “bump” the weight up if necessary.
With feet planted firmly on the ground, trunk and shoulders braced, in a semicircular motion and with a slight bend at the elbows, lower the dumbbells out to your sides, feeling a strong stretch in your chest with your shoulders supporting.
Bring the dumbbells back to starting position using the same motion and pathway, making sure to contract the chest.
The arms should remain slightly bent throughout the movement. The arms are a lever between the chest and the dumbbell.
The focus of this exercise should be on the stretching and contraction of the chest musculature and should be done at a slow pace.
Going too heavy on weight can ruin the stretch and defeat the purpose of the exercise.