Mobilising the shoulder joint


image I was asked last week about shoulder stretches. It’s interesting because shoulders are a much neglected area when we perform stretches. Seated desk jobs, pool posture, repetitive sports all contribute to shoulder restriction, particularly swimming.

So, here are a few basic stretches that you can add to the ones you may already perform.

If you don’t stretch BOTH sides of your shoulders, why not?! Failing to stretch will ultimately lead to permanent joint restriction.

A stretch should be 6-10 seconds, you should hold the stretch till it eases before increasing the stretch towards the end of this time.

 

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