This video shows how to stretch your shoulders, arms, and wrists in one simple exercise. By doing this exercise properly, you will also use your chest, back, and abdominal muscles.

This exercise is an effective way to:

  • Improve flexibility of hands, wrists, shoulders, and chest
  • Tone shoulder blade muscles and help develop scapular stability
  • Release shoulder and neck tension
  • Improve body awareness and posture

Technique:

  1. Stand in front of a wall or a column and press your hands into a wall like you want to push it away from you,
  2. Keep pushing with one hand and its fingers while you slowly turn your body,
  3. Extend your arms away from each other, keeping all the fingers stretched up,
  4. Keep the elbows straight but not hyperextended,
  5. Keep your spine, pelvis, ribcage, and head in neutral position – stacked above each other,
  6. Slowly return to starting position,
  7. Repeat on the other side.

Note:

  • Pay attention to your body alignment; try to keep your face relaxed and neck long, don’t let your shoulder blades ‘wing’ away from the ribcage.

Disclaimer:

  • This is not a medical advice and should not be used that way. This video was created to demonstrate exercise technique and not as your personal exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or uncomfortable symptoms, stop immediately and contact your healthcare professional.