3 Easy Exercises to Correct Rounded Shoulders

3 Easy Exercises to Correct Rounded Shoulders

Hey, Happy Monday.

I hope you had a great weekend. During 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 or have poor posture, there’s a 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.

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I got Donnalee to demonstrate the exercises.

#1 – Corner Stretch

Find a corner area, bring your forearms up against the wall with your elbows slightly below shoulder height. Either lean or step into the corner. You are looking for a light stretch in the front of the shoulder and chest area.

Corner StretchCorner Stretch

Perform 2 repetitions, holding the pose for 20 seconds. We’re 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, lace your fingers behind your head, and arch your back over the chair. With this stretch, we are targeting the mobility in the midback area. We are loosening up the midback because this area is often tight in people who are sitting too much.

Chair ArchChair Arch

Start 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

Bend your knees and hips slightly. Press your arms overhead and then bring your arms back down as far as you can. You are working on strengthening the lower and midback area to help fight against rounded shoulders.

Bent-Over Overhead PressBent-over Overhead Press

Perform one set of 5 repetitions. You can progress to 10 repetitions in a smooth, controlled movement.

Give those three awesome rounded shoulders exercises a go to help you correct your rounded shoulders.

Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS

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