STRETCHES FOR YOUR TIGHT LATS! Here's my top 3 lat stretches that you can do on your free time. They're in my top 3 because they're easy and extremely effective, and most importantly, they can be performed anywhere! Perform these daily for a couple minutes each round, and really hold the stretches, do not bound back and forth. Try to reach maximal extension and hold. -3-4 sets for 15 sec each sounds like a good start. Bump it up as you progress.