This is a simple and effective stretch for the anterior deltoid and whole shoulder complex, which is often tight in those with upper crossed syndrome and modern day posture. Check out the following video and bulleted points to ensure you’re maximizing benefits and minimizing risks!
- Start by kneeling next to a bench or chair, with one hand grasping the edge of the bench/chair.
- From here, straighten the arm and slowly slide the hips forward in the kneeling position, and feel the stretch in the front of the shoulder.
- Adjust your positioning if you do not feel the stretch at first.
- Hold for 10 seconds, relax and repeat, and then repeat on the other side.
By stretching the anterior deltoid and shoulder, you can help combat internally rolled shoulders and upper crossed syndrome posture. This posture is common in those who are doing lots of computer or desk work, carrying bags to and from work/school, or spend too much time training the anterior chain (chest muscles).