Shoulder and arm overhead stretches can be performed anytime, anywhere, and by anyone. Anyone of any fitness level can perform these stretches for the upper body. Especially for those glued to their desks all day, it is helpful for them to reduce tightness and discomfort in the upper body.

Equipment: No equipment

Level: Beginners to advanced

Works on muscles: Arms, Shoulders, Back and Spine

How To Perform Shoulder and Arm Stretch Correctly

Shoulder and Arm Upper Body Stretches

Step 1:

Inhale and raise your arms above your head

Tip: Keep your arms straight

Step 2:

Exhale and bring the palms to the chest

Tip: Feel the stretch in your shoulders and your sides

 Shoulder and Arm Upper Body Stretches

O’Coach Free Tip

  • Keep your arms straight
  • Feel the stretch in your shoulders and your sides

Watch Below Video To Learn Shoulder and Arm Stretch Steps Correctly

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What are The Benefits of Performing These Upper Body Stretches Daily?

Prolonged sitting at a desk can develop discomfort and tension in the shoulders and neck. These upper-body stretches are a great way to relieve tension, improve your shoulder flexibility and many more:

  • Enhances your posture
  • Relieves your muscle pain and stiffness
  • Improves your flexibility and range of motion
  • Strengthens your upper body
  • Improves your circulation in the shoulder joints and muscle
Benefits Of Stretching

Also Read: Arm Rotations – Exercise To Stretch Your Shoulders Muscles

Why Should You add These Upper Body Stretches To Your Routine?

Whether you’re an athlete, office worker, or simply looking to maintain your physical health, upper body stretches are a valuable addition to any fitness or wellness routine. Especially if you work a desk job, taking a few moments to do these stretches during your workday can improve your posture, and help you feel more relaxed and comfortable at your desk. These stretches are easy to do, require no special equipment, and can be completed in just a few minutes. But to start with this routine all you need are two simple tools.

Your 2 mins time and The O’Coach app

O’Coach custom workout app assists you in managing your customized workout routine to perform during your hectic office hours. To add this workout to your daily routine.

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