4 Shoulder Stretches to Keep You Limber Forever

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Doorway Lat Stretch

If you notice your palms tend to face behind you when you allow your hands to hang down at your sides, Christian says you probably have tight lats. Unfortunately, tight lats can lead to shoulder pain and impingement when you reach your hands over your head.

  • To loosen up the muscles of your back, stand facing a doorway and grab the right side of the doorframe with your right hand, aligning it with your shoulder.
  • Press your hips backward and tip your torso forward as you pull your body away from your hand and the doorway to feel a stretch in your trunk.
  • When you feel a good stretch, hold the position for 20 seconds.
  • Complete six sets before switching sides. 
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