Snowboard Workout Program
CPT Fitness

Overhead Shoulder Stretch

The overhead shoulder stretch focuses on keeping the shoulder flexible in overhead movements (above horizontal), and stretches large upper back muscles (latissimus dorsi). Keeping these areas flexible helps the rider with unrestricted arm movements and maintaining balance.

The Details
1. Standing or kneeling, grab right wrist with left hand behind the head.
2. Pull right wrist behind head and stretch to the point of tightness. Hold for 10 to 30 seconds.
3. Repeat with opposite side.
I like this because it prepares the beginner for shoulder movements above horizontal, ( unexpected falls). One note of caution though: anyone with shoulder problems (impingement syndrome) should check with their health care providers before trying this stretch ! The overhead motion could aggravate the condition.

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