Posterior Shoulder Stretch

Posterior Shoulder StretchAREAS INVOLVED: Posterior deltoids, Latissimus dorsi, Rotator cuff

Stand or sit with the right arm slightly flexed and pulled across the chest.

Grasp the upper arm just above the elbow, place the left hand below the triceps.

Pull the right arm across the chest (towards the left) with your left hand.

Hold for ten seconds, then gently increase the pull, until slightly more tension is felt. Hold for ten seconds.

Repeat the sequence on the opposite side.

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Fitness Manual Table of Contents
  • Stretching & Flexibility Chapter
  • Strength Training Chapter
  • Stretch Examples Chapter
  • Acknowledgements
  • Appendices