Go4Life Exercise–Shoulder and Arm Stretch

Go4Life Exercise–Shoulder and Arm Stretch


12: Shoulder and Upper Arm Stretch. Use a towel for this exercise. Sandy: Right arm up, left arm behind you. And go ahead and stretch. O.K. So now hold that position. Now, hold your abs in tight, try not to twist your torso, and hold it for 4 more seconds, 3 more, 2, and 1. Now relax. And you are going to do 2 more times, O.K.? Now, hold right here. I’m going to keep an eye on you. Take it up and pull down. Breathing. Nice deep breaths. In through your nose, out through your mouth. Perfect. And let’s do 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1, and relax. Last one, O.K., here we go. Pull that arm up keep that elbow tight. Perfect. And hold. Let’s hold it for 5 more seconds, 3, 2, 1, and done. O.K. Now, other arm.
Jim: Other arm! Sandy: So, hold onto that, flip it over. Now, sometimes you’re tighter on one side than you are on the other.
Jim: Yeah, this is harder for some reason. Sandy: And this arm is definitely tighter! So, what I want you to do is try and keep this shoulder… see, this shoulder is tighter, also. So, pull down. Now, breathe. Jim: Breathe! Sandy: When you relax, it allows you to stretch, or to get a better stretch. Remember, just a slight tension. If you feel any pain, that’s when you back off. So, what I want you to do is hold it for 5, 4, 3, 2, relax. O.K. Then once again. Hold it down for 10, 9, 8, 7, don’t turn that way so I can see! 3, 2, and relax. You’ve got one more to do.
Jim: Alright. Sandy: O.K. Take it down and stretch for 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. And relax. You’re done.

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