Shoulder injuries are incredibly common for people who workout.
Today I will go through the….
BEST Stretches To Alleviate Shoulder Pain
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#1 – Top Corner Chest Stretch
I had Dan go through the stretches; first, the top corner stretch.
Move up to the top of the door frame, with your right arm up and right leg forward. Do not twist the body. Look for a stretch in front of the chest and then step back.
Pec Stretch (Top Corner)
#2 – The 90-90 Chest Stretch
The next stretch is a 90-90. With your elbows a touch below shoulder height, place your forearms on the wall or the door frame. Step through with your trunk, with your hips not twisting in any way. Look to stretch your chest again.
Pec Stretch (90-90)
#3 – Low Corner Chest Stretch
The third stretch is the low corner one. Step through with your arm straight and back.
Pec Stretch (Low Corner)
Pick the stretch that works best for you.
Some people don’t have great arm mobility, so the low corner stretch might work the best for them.
Tip to Hit Pec Minor When Performing Chest Stretches
To target pec minor, which also pulls that shoulder out of centration or good alignment, add a twist.
Step through and add a little bit of a torso twist. This targets the pec minor better.
90-90 Pec Stretch with a torso twist
Stepping through, your hips and shoulders are square, then add a little bit of a twist to target pec minor.
There you go. Pick the chest stretch that works best for you or that your shoulder will do and remember the tweak that I gave you in order to hit pec minor.
That is it, have a great day!
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Rick Kaselj, MS.