Shoulder stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the shoulder and upper arm muscles. Good shoulder flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the shoulder.
Parallel Arm Shoulder Stretch
Stand upright and place one arm across your body. Keep your arm parallel to the ground and pull your elbow towards your opposite shoulder. Keep your arm straight and parallel to the ground. Hold the stretch position for a minimum of 20 seconds relaxe rotate shoulders then repeat on the opposite side.
Reverse Shoulder Stretch
Stand upright and clasp your hands together behind your back. Slowly lift your hands upward. Do not lean forward while lifting your hands upward. Hold the stretch position for a minimum of 20 seconds. Rotate your shoulders and relax.