Stretch: cross body shoulder stretch

A nice easy one to stretch the muscles around the shoulder is the cross-body stretch. I would avoid this if you’re recovering from a dislocation or have pain in the joints either end of the collar bone. As always, if it’s uncomfortable, stop.

  1. Bring the arm to be stretched across your chest.
  2. Bend the elbow of the other arm and use the forearm to increase the stretch.
  3. Try bringing your hand higher to target the different areas of the shoulder.

Hold the stretch for up to 5 seconds and repeat at different angles.

Main muscles targeted: deltoid, rhomboids


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