Stand in upright position, and hold a 3- to 5-pound weighted ball behind your back in palms with fingertips laced together (you can perform this without a ball). Arms should be straight and ball held behind hips. Drop chin, keep shoulders down, and squeeze shoulder blades together. Hold for 15 to 20 seconds. Repeat as often as needed.
Open your chest muscles and relax your shoulders and back with this anytime stretch.