The “Reverse Shoulder Stretch” is a stretching exercise that targets key muscle groups in your upper body and helps to achieve better shoulder flexibility and range of motion. This shoulder stretch exercise is specially designed to provide relief from stiffness in the shoulders and upper back.

Equipment: No equipment

Level: Beginners to advanced

Works on muscles: Shoulder and upper back muscles

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What are the steps to perform the Reverse Shoulder Stretch exercise correctly?

Step 1:

Lie face down on the mat.

Interlace your hands behind your back, palms facing each other.

Reverse shoulder stretch exercise
Reverse shoulder stretch exercise

Step 2:

As you inhale, lift your chest off the mat.

Hold the pose for 3-5 seconds.

Step 3:

Release your arms back to the beginning. position as you exhale.

Reverse shoulder stretch exercise

O’Coach Free Tip

  • Maintain steady, controlled breathing throughout the stretch.
  • Don’t force your arms to straighten; only go as far as is comfortable.

Can Reverse Shoulder Stretch be done without any equipment?

Yes, You can perform the Reverse Shoulder Stretch anytime, anywhere—no special equipment is required. Take just a few moments to perform this stretch to alleviate tension and improve your shoulder mobility.

What are the benefits of doing a Reverse Shoulder Stretch?

The Reverse Shoulder Stretch offers numerous advantages:

  • Relieves shoulder and upper back tension.
  • Enhances flexibility and mobility in the shoulders.
  • Promotes better posture by countering the effects of slouching.
  • Opens up the chest and shoulders.

Is there any mobile app that can help me create my own workout?

Yes, there are several mobile apps available that can help you create a customized workout program based on your fitness level, goals, and preferences. Some popular options include:

2 mins! Reverse Shoulder Stretch with O’Coach app

By dedicating just 2 minutes to the Reverse Shoulder Stretch in your daily routine, you can alleviate shoulder tension and boost your overall mobility.

To add this workout to your daily routine, you can create your own custom workout routine as per your needs or preferences or simply download the exercise.

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