Across-the-Body and Overhead Stretches Exercises

Across-the-Body and Overhead Stretches Exercises

Areas stretched:

Shoulders, upper back, back of the arm (triceps)

EXERCISE 4

Instructions: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, and pelvis tucked under. Lace your fingers in front of your body and press your palms forward.

Upper-Back Stretch Areas stretched: Upper back

Variation: In the same position, wrap your arms around your body as if you were giving yourself a hug.

EXERCISE 5

Instructions: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, and pelvis tucked under. Raise one arm over your head and bend sideways from the waist. Support your trunk by placing the hand or forearm of your other arm on your thigh or hip for support. Be sure you bend directly sideways and don’t move your body below the waist. Repeat on the other side.

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