Hey, happy Monday!
I hope you had a great weekend. Over the weekend, the family headed out to the local market and spent a little bit of time at the dog park.
I know you are back to work and sitting down reading this. If you sit a lot, there’s a great possibility that your shoulders are rounded. I wanted to go through a couple of exercises that will help you fight rounded shoulders.
Enjoy the article and video below!
In today’s video, I wanted to go through three awesome rounded shoulders exercises.
3 Awesome Rounded Shoulders Exercises
CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video.
I got Donnalee to demonstrate.
#1 – Corner Stretch
Find a corner area and bring your forearms up against the wall. Your elbows are below shoulder height and you are either leaning or stepping into the corner. You are looking for a light stretch in the front of the shoulder and in front of the chest area. You will do 2 repetitions and you will hold it for 20 seconds, looking for a light stretch. This will open up the shoulders, targeting the shoulder area that is tight when you have rounded shoulders.
#2 – Chair Arch
Sit on a chair and lace your fingers behind your head then arch back over the chair. We are working on the mobility in the mid-back area. We are loosening up the mid-back because this area is oftentimes tight in most people who are sitting too much. Start off with one set of 5 repetitions holding the end position for a second or two. You can progress to 10 repetitions.
#3 – Bent-Over Overhead Press
Bent-Over Overhead Press
You are bending on your knees and hips, pressing over head and going back down as far as you can. You are really working on strengthening the low back area and mid-back area. By bringing the arms over head and down, you are working on the mid-back area in order to bring those shoulders back and fight rounded shoulders. Perform 1 set of 5 repetitions. You can progress to 10 repetitions in a nice, smooth and controlled movement.
Give those 3 awesome rounded shoulders exercises a go to help you correct your rounded shoulders.
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Rick Kaselj, MS