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Once re­served for body­builders, the “dead hang” is now a power move for women to strengthen your up­per back, which helps sup­port the weight of your breasts. The move im­proves pos­ture, low­ers the risk of back in­jury by de­com­press­ing your spine, and stretches your shoul­ders to ease pain, says chi­ro­prac­tor

Eric Cobb. If you have shoul­der prob­lems, he sug­gests to check with your doc­tor be­fore try­ing it.

To get started: Grab onto a pull-up bar or mon­key bars at the out­doors gym. Work up to a full re­laxed hang by first us­ing a box un­der your feet to sup­port your weight.

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