Shoulder Stretch Videos

Watch the shoulder stretching videos below to improve your shoulder flexibility and relieve tight shoulder and upper arm muscles.

by Brad Walker | First Published August 21, 2010 | Updated September 2, 2017

Shoulder stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the shoulder and upper arm muscles. Good shoulder flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the shoulder.

Sports that benefit from the shoulder stretches below include: Archery; batting sports like Cricket, Baseball and Softball; Golf; racquet sports like Tennis, Badminton and Squash; Swimming; throwing sports like Cricket, Baseball and Field events.

Shoulder Muscles being Stretched

During the following shoulder stretch videos there are a number of muscles within the shoulder and upper arm that are stretched. Below is a comprehensive list of the anatomical muscle names involved in the following shoulder stretches.

  • Deltoid Anterior, Middle and Posterior
  • Teres Major and Minor
  • Biceps Brachii
  • Brachialis
  • Coracobrachialis
  • Trapezius
  • Rhomboids
  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Supraspinatus
  • Infraspinatus

Parallel Arm Shoulder Stretch (1:18) Stand upright and place one arm across your body. Keep your arm parallel to the ground and pull your elbow towards your opposite shoulder. Keep your arm straight and parallel to the ground. Hold the stretch position for a minimum of 20 seconds and then repeat on the opposite side.

Reverse Shoulder Stretch (0:54) Stand upright and clasp your hands together behind your back. Slowly lift your hands upward. Do not lean forward while lifting your hands upward. Hold the stretch position for a minimum of 20 seconds.

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