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Shoulder Stretches

Type: Stretching
This shoulder stretch targets the deltoid muscles at the front, rear and mid points of the shoulder. This group of muscles are responsible to raise the arms to the front, rear and sides in exercises such as the row, shoulder press and lateral raise. Perform this stretch after your shoulder workout to relieve tight muscles and help maintain flexibility. Below you'll find a video guide and step by step instructions that describes the correct technique for shoulder stretches.
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Shoulder Stretching
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Shoulder Stretches Steps:

Step 1:
Raise one arm above the head whilst holding one end of a yoga strap or gym towel.

Step 2:
Place the opposite arm behind your back and bend at the elbow.

Step 3:
Lower the strap/towel behind your back by bending the raised arm at the elbow.

Step 4:
Take a tight hold of the other end of the strap/towel with the lower hand.

Step 5:
Slowly extend the arm above the head to feel the stretch in the opposite shoulder.

Step 6:
Hold the stretch at the point of mild discomfort for 15 to 30 secs.

Step 7:
Repeat for the opposite side.

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