- The shoulder stretch is performed lying on your side, your upper arm should be out lying perpendicular to your body on the floor in front of you with the elbow bent so your hand is pointing to the ceiling. Remember “90, 90, 90”, use your other arm to pull the back of the forearm of the bent arm to the floor.
- The upper portion of your bent arm should rotate only. Maintain the 90,90,90 and do not let the upper arm slide down the floor. Feel the stretch in the back of the shoulder and hold for 30 seconds.
- The goal is to be able to stretch the shoulder enough so your palm touches the floor.
- After this, try stretching the shoulder by taking the front of the forearm the other way to see if you can get the back of your hand on the floor, if not, hold the stretch here for 30 seconds also.
Repeat these on the opposite side if you wish.