Rotator Cuff Stretch

Rotator Cuff Stretch


This exercise involves stretching the rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder. It can be done by reaching one arm across the body and using the other arm to gently pull it towards the chest. This stretch can help improve shoulder mobility and prevent injury.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Rotator Cuff Stretch Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Bring your right arm across your chest, holding it with your left hand just above the elbow.
  3. Gently pull your right arm towards your left shoulder until you feel a stretch in your right shoulder.
  4. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, then release.
  5. Repeat on the other side by bringing your left arm across your chest and holding it with your right hand.

Rotator Cuff Stretch Form & Visual

Rotator Cuff Stretch

Rotator Cuff Stretch Benefits

  • Improves flexibility and range of motion in the shoulder joint
  • Reduces the risk of rotator cuff injuries
  • Relieves shoulder pain and discomfort
  • Helps to correct poor posture and alignment
  • Can be done anywhere without the need for equipment

Rotator Cuff Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Supraspinatus muscle
  • Infraspinatus muscle
  • Subscapularis muscle
  • Teres minor muscle

Rotator Cuff Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Standing Rotator Cuff Stretch
  • Seated Rotator Cuff Stretch
  • Doorway Rotator Cuff Stretch
  • Wall Angels
  • External Rotation with Resistance Band
  • Internal Rotation with Resistance Band
  • Prone Horizontal Abduction
  • Prone External Rotation
  • YTWL Shoulder Exercise