Cross Over Shoulder Stretch
Cross Over Shoulder Stretch Instructions
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
- Take your right arm and bring it across your chest, holding it at the elbow with your left hand.
- Use your left hand to gently pull your right arm closer to your chest, feeling a stretch in your shoulder and upper back.
- Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, then release and repeat on the other side.
Cross Over Shoulder Stretch Form & Visual
Cross Over Shoulder Stretch Benefits
- Relieves tension and tightness in the shoulders and upper back
- Improves flexibility and range of motion in the shoulders
- Stretches the chest muscles, which can become tight from poor posture or sitting for long periods of time
- Can help alleviate headaches and neck pain caused by tension in the shoulders and upper back
- Can be done anywhere, without the need for equipment or a gym membership
Cross Over Shoulder Stretch Muscles Worked
- Pectoralis major
Cross Over Shoulder Stretch Variations & Alternatives
- Standing cross over shoulder stretch
- Seated cross over shoulder stretch
- Wall cross over shoulder stretch
- Partner cross over shoulder stretch
- Dynamic cross over shoulder stretch