4 Shoulder Stretches to Keep You Limber Forever

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Sleeper Stretch

If your shoulder rotation feels limited, Kraemer offers the sleeper stretch as a solution to help target two of the rotator cuff muscles, the infraspinatus and the teres minor.

  • Lie on your right side, resting your head on a pillow or rolled yoga mat for support.
  • Extend your right arm straight out from your body, so it’s perpendicular to your torso, with your elbow bent and perpendicular to the ground.
  • Use your left hand to press your right forearm toward the ground. Stop when you feel a stretch, and hold the position for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Release and repeat two to three more times before switching sides. 
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