Arm Circle

Classification

Utility: Specialized
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull & Push

Instructions

Preparation

Stand with feet shoulder width or slightly wider. Extend arms straight out to each side horizontally.

Execution

Rotate arms together in small circular motions. Gradually increase size of rotations until arms eventially rotating in wide circular motions. Repeat in opposite circular direction.

Comments

Circles can rotate either direction (1) down and back to up and forward or (2) up and back to down and forward; most commonly performing first set one direction followed by second set in opposite direction. Movement can serve to warm up shoulders before athletic performance or sports training session. The wide movements also can dynamically stretch shoulder and shoulder girdle musculature.

Force (Articulation)

Dynamic

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