Have you ever slumped down at your desk, working away, only to find that hours have passed and you have not moved (or breathed)? Most of us can answer this with a resounding “YES.” This is how our posture suffers and, over time, how our shoulders round and become immobile. Use these 3 stretches to fix shoulder mobility.
Flexible shoulders increase your strength and decrease the amount of load that your bones, ligaments and joints have to bear.
Do you want to get stronger? Try these shoulder opening stretches 2-3 times daily, holding for 90 seconds to 2 minutes at a time.
1. Shoulder Extension
Find a chair or surface higher than your hips. Drive your head down and through your elbows. For a more advanced stretch, place your elbows on the box or chair.
2. Underarm Shoulder Stretch
Sit in a crab position, with your fingers facing backwards. Shift your hips forward towards your ankles, and hold.
3. Pectoral Twist
Lying face down on the floor, extend one arm out at 90 degrees and swing your opposite leg up and over.