Wall Angel

Instructions

Preparation

Position back against wall. Place feet away from wall, slightly bending hips and knees. Bend elbows and position back of arms against wall with elbows to sides.

Execution

Push shoulders and back of arms and hands into wall and slowly raise arms as high as possible. Still pushing shoulders arms, slowly lower arms to starting position.

Comments

This dynamic shoulder girdle stretch can inprove shoulder mobility, enhance shoulder girdle posture, and decrease risk of injury for those with protracted shoulder girdle posture by isometrically exercises rhomboids and trapezius while stretching pectoralis minor and major.

Keep lower and upper back against wall. Continuously push shoulders blades and arms into wall throughout stretch. Although arms move slowly throughout stretch, shoulders, elbows, and wrists are continuously pushing back against wall.

Muscles (Stretch)

Target

Other

Muscles (Isometric)

Target

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