What is shoulder extensor stretch (lying down, with wand)?

Shoulder Extensor Stretch (Lying Down, with Wand)

Shoulder extensor stretch (lying down, with wand)

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Hold a wand with both hands, placing one hand near each end of the wand. (You can also use a broom handle or anything stiff and about 3 feet long.) Your palms should face down as you hold the wand. Straighten your elbows and rest the wand on your legs, just below your hips. This is your starting position.
  2. Keeping your elbows straight, slowly raise your arms over your head. Raise them until you feel a stretch in your shoulders, upper back, and chest. Try not to shrug your shoulders.
  3. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds, and then return to the starting position.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times.

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