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.
- Bring the arm to be stretched across your chest.
- Bend the elbow of the other arm and use the forearm to increase the stretch.
- 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