1.Traditional back-of-shoulder stretch
We’ve been hugging one arm across our chests since elementary school PE. Unfortunately, this stretch shortens already too-short muscles in your chest and lengthens muscles in your back that are already overstretched, says exercise physiologist and licensed massage practitioner Nikki Naab-Levy. “Most of us already live with a forward shoulder position from sitting at a computer, and consequently have tightness in the muscles on the front of the body like the pecs with weakness, and too much length in the muscles on the back of the body like the rear deltoid and external rotators of the shoulder,” she says. Basically, it just puts you in a never-ending slouch.
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