How To Stretch Your Shoulder Area
Watch more Stretching Exercises videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/551-Stretching-Exercises Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Prevent sports injuries by learning the proper way to stretch your shoulders. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Lie on floor Lie flat on the floor with your legs straight and together and your arms straight out from your sides against the floor. Step 2: Bend elbows Bend your elbows at 90-degree angles so your fingertips point straight up toward the ceiling and your palms face forward. Step 3: Drop back hands Drop the backs of your hands toward the floor, keeping the elbows bent at 90-degree angles and your shoulders and upper arms on the floor. Stop when you feel a comfortable tension. Hold for about 10-30 seconds. Step 4: Roll arms forward Roll your arms forward so that your palms face down and your fingers point toward your feet. Again, stop the rotation once you feel that comfortable tension. Hold for about 10-30 seconds. Step 5: Repeat stretch Repeat the stretch, rotating your arms up and down again, three to five times. Try to go slightly further into the stretch each time, being careful not to cause any pain. Did You Know? Dogs and cats tend to stretch when they wake up—gentle stretching upon awakening increases the blood flow to your muscles and can prevent everyday injuries.