Arm Stretch Videos
Watch the arm stretching videos below to improve your upper arm and forearm flexibility and relieve tight arm muscles.
by Brad Walker | First Published August 21, 2010 | Updated September 2, 2017
Arm stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the upper arm and forearm muscles. Good arm flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of both the upper arm and forearm.
Sports that benefit from the arm stretches below include: Basketball and Netball; batting sports like Cricket, Baseball and Softball; Ice hockey and Field hockey; Martial Arts; racquet sports like Tennis, Badminton and Squash; Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking; Swimming; throwing sports like Cricket, Baseball and Field events; Volleyball; Wrestling.
Arm Muscles being Stretched
During the following arm stretch videos there are a number of muscles within the arms that are stretched. Below is a comprehensive list of the anatomical muscle names involved in the following arm stretches.
- Latissimus Dorsi
- Teres Major and Minor
- Pronator Teres
- Flexor Carpi Radialis
- Flexor Carpi Ulnaris
- Palmaris Longus
- Flexor Digitorum Superficialis
- Flexor Digitorum Profundus
- Flexor Pollicis Longus
- Interosseous Muscles, Palmar
Assisted Triceps Stretch (1:24) Stand with your hand behind your neck and your elbow pointing upwards. Then use your other hand (or a rope or towel) to pull your elbow down. Don’t perform this stretch for an extended period of time as circulation is restricted in the shoulder during this stretch. Hold the stretch position for a minimum of 20 seconds and then repeat with the opposite arm.
Palms-out Forearm Stretch (0:57) Interlock your fingers in front of your chest and then straighten your arms and turn the palms of your hands outwards. The forearms, wrists and fingers comprise a multitude of small muscles, tendons and ligaments. Do not over stretch this area by applying too much force too quickly. Hold the stretch position for a minimum of 20 seconds.
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