Arm Up Rotator Stretch

Arm Up Rotator Stretch


This exercise involves stretching the rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder by raising one arm and using the other hand to gently pull the raised arm across the body. It helps improve shoulder mobility and flexibility.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Arm Up Rotator Stretch Instructions

  1. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Extend your right arm straight out in front of you at shoulder height.
  3. Bend your right elbow and bring your forearm across your chest.
  4. Use your left hand to gently pull your right elbow towards your left shoulder.
  5. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds.
  6. Release and repeat on the other arm.

Arm Up Rotator Stretch Form & Visual

Arm Up Rotator Stretch

Arm Up Rotator Stretch Benefits

  • Strengthens the back muscles
  • Improves grip strength
  • Targets the biceps and forearms
  • Assists in developing overall upper body strength
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Arm Up Rotator Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Rotator cuff muscles
  • Deltoid muscle
  • Trapezius muscle
  • Latissimus dorsi muscle

Arm Up Rotator Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • arm-up-rotator-stretch
  • arm-down-rotator-stretch
  • arm-across-chest-stretch
  • overhead-triceps-stretch
  • behind-the-back-wrist-stretch