Arm Stretches You Should Be Doing After Lifting Weights

After lifting weights, it’s important to stretch the arms so that the connective tissue loosens up and allows the muscles to grow. Stretching can help you get the greatest gains from your workout and can keep you from feeling sore the next day. Stretching will help the blood and oxygen to flow more freely through the arms, assisting with tissue repair. The following are a few stretches that you should be doing after every time that you lift weights.

Biceps Stretch

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A basic biceps stretch can help to keep your biceps from cramping up and help you retain the range of motion after difficult biceps and shoulder work. To do a bicep stretch, stand with your feet hip width apart and bend your knees slightly. Lift your arms up and back, slowly bringing them up to shoulder height. Twist your arms so that your palms are facing behind you. Hold the stretch for a minute and then lower your arms. Repeat as desired, breathing slowly in and out.

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