Overhead Tricep Stretch

 

Difficulty:

2

Equipment Needed:

No Equipment

Workout type:

Low Impact, Warm Up/Cool Down, Yoga/Stretching/Flexibility

Body focus:

Instructions

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and bend your left elbow directly over your left shoulder, reaching back down towards your shoulder with your left hand. Grab your left elbow with your right hand and pull back and across to the right until you feel it in your left tricep, shoulder, and possibly rib cage. Hold this position for at least 20 seconds, then switch arm positions and repeat on the right arm.

Purpose of the exercise

The Overhead Tricep Stretch primarily targets your triceps but can also serve to release a tight latissimus dorsi, or lat, for short. This is a great upper body move to help maintain or improve shoulder mobility, as even regular daily activities can slowly diminish range of motion in the shoulder. This is also a great exercise to use during your warm up and/or cool down in conjunction with an upper body strength training routine.

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