Step 1: With your arms overhead, hold the elbow of one arm.
Step 2: Gently pull the elbow behind your head, creating a stretch. Remember to breath. Hold stretch for 10 to 15 seconds.
Step 3: Remember to stretch both sides.
Step 4: With every stretch the Range of Motion should increase. If tightness continues try a PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretch. Move “stretching side” elbow into opposite hand, which will resist causing an Isometric Contraction (contraction where no movement occurs), use only 10% of strength while contracting. Hold this contraction for approximately 5 seconds. After relaxing a moment, provide a gentle stretch behind head until you feel a mild stretch in back of your upper arm.
Step 5: To increase tension stretch, laterally bend at hips.
Great tips Raelynn! Thank you for participating in today’s #LjicTuesTorial!
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