These general shoulder stretches & exercises are simple, but effective in helping to strengthen the shoulders & relieve shoulder pain. This shoulder routine is performed in real-time so it’s easy to follow along. This shoulder routine is Day 5 in my Moderate 10-Day Whole Body Wellness Challenge.
These shoulder stretches and exercises are also great for helping to improve posture, decrease shoulder tightness, and improve overall shoulder flexibility. They are not only great for the shoulders, but they are also great for the neck and upper back.
For this routine, you will need a resistive band, and be close to a door or wall to anchor it.
Let’s begin with a quick 2 minute warm up to help get the shoulder muscles loose and ready to go. Shoulder circles, arm circles, shoulder squeezes, and seated Ts will help the muscles get ready for the routine.
Starting off with standing resistive band exercises is a great way to activate the muscles to help with strengthening and stability. Shoulder flexion, abduction, extension, and scaption with a band will help activate the muscles around the neck to improve stability and decrease pain.
Then going into some full stretches with an upper trap stretch and levator scap stretch will really help improve motion and decrease tight muscles.
Finally, seated rows, shoulder external and internal rotation, and biceps curls with a band are great exercises to work the muscles you have just lengthened and loosened up.
Congratulations on finishing Day 5 of the Moderate Whole Body Wellness Challenge. See you back here for Day 6!
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