Internal Shoulder Rotation Stretch
This exercise involves stretching the muscles responsible for internal shoulder rotation. It can be done by placing one hand behind the back and using the other hand to gently pull the elbow towards the opposite shoulder. This stretch can help improve shoulder mobility and reduce the risk of injury.
Internal Shoulder Rotation Stretch Instructions
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
- Bend your right elbow to a 90-degree angle and raise your forearm to shoulder height.
- Place your right hand on your left shoulder blade, with your elbow pointing straight out to the side.
- Use your left hand to gently push your right elbow towards your left shoulder, feeling a stretch in your right shoulder.
- Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, then release and repeat on the other side.
Internal Shoulder Rotation Stretch Form & Visual
Internal Shoulder Rotation Stretch Benefits
- Improves flexibility and range of motion in the shoulders
- Helps prevent shoulder injuries
- Relieves tension and tightness in the shoulders and upper back
- Can improve posture and alignment
- May help alleviate shoulder pain and discomfort
Internal Shoulder Rotation Stretch Muscles Worked
- Pectoralis Major
- Latissimus Dorsi
- Teres Major
Internal Shoulder Rotation Stretch Variations & Alternatives
- External Shoulder Rotation Stretch
- Shoulder Extension Stretch
- Shoulder Flexion Stretch
- Shoulder Abduction Stretch
- Shoulder Adduction Stretch
- Shoulder Circumduction Stretch
- Scapular Retraction Stretch
- Scapular Protraction Stretch
- Scapular Depression Stretch
- Scapular Elevation Stretch