Shoulder Circle

Shoulder Circle


This exercise involves rotating the shoulders in a circular motion, either clockwise or counterclockwise. It can help improve shoulder mobility and flexibility, as well as relieve tension and discomfort in the shoulders.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Shoulder Circle Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Slowly raise your shoulders up towards your ears, hold for a few seconds, and then lower them back down.
  3. Next, roll your shoulders forward in a circular motion, making sure to keep your arms at your sides.
  4. After a few rotations, switch directions and roll your shoulders backwards in a circular motion.
  5. Repeat the exercise for 10-15 repetitions in each direction.

Shoulder Circle Form & Visual

Shoulder Circle

Shoulder Circle Benefits

  • Improves shoulder mobility and flexibility
  • Helps to prevent shoulder injuries
  • Increases blood flow to the shoulder joint
  • Can help to alleviate shoulder pain and discomfort
  • Strengthens the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment

Shoulder Circle Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids
  • Trapezius
  • Rotator cuff muscles
  • Levator scapulae
  • Rhomboids
  • Infraspinatus
  • Supraspinatus

Shoulder Circle Variations & Alternatives

  • Shoulder shrugs
  • Shoulder rotations with weights
  • Shoulder press
  • Shoulder blade squeeze
  • Shoulder stretch