3 Arm Stretches to Ease the Stiffness


Stretching is often overlooked in the world of exercise, but can help to keep you limber and mobile, which is necessary for completing your regular tasks after the workout is over. Not stretching after a workout, or even after waking up, can leave you feeling sore and less than 100 percent for the entire day. When it is so easy to do something that will allow you to function as well as possible, why skip it? Here are a few simple arm stretches that can help to keep you feeling good and moving comfortably.

Bicep Wall Stretch

To start, stand near a wall and place the palm, inner elbow, and shoulder of one arm on the wall. Slowly turn your body away from the wall to really feel the stretch in the arm and chest. Move the hand up and down on the wall and repeat the stretch several times to stretch different muscles in the arms and chest. Repeat on the other side.

Triceps Stretch

To start, stand with your feet hip width apart and your knees slightly bent. Bring your right arm straight up, bend it at the elbow, and place your palm on your back. Take your left arm over the top of your head and push down gently on your right elbow to deepen the stretch. Hold for about 30 seconds, and then repeat on the opposite side.

Shoulder Stretch

Stand with feet hip width apart and knees bent slightly. Bend your right arm in at the shoulder and bring it straight out across your chest. Bring your left arm up and bend it at the elbow to cradle your right arm and deepen the stretch. Hold the stretch for about 30 seconds, and then stretch the left arm.

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