Mobility

Band Overhead Stretch

The Band Overhead Stretch is an effective movement to improve the flexibility and mobility of your shoulders and back. By extending your arms overhead with a resistance band, this exercise targets the muscles around your shoulders and upper back. This exercise is great for improving posture, relieving upper body tension, and rehabbing from shoulder injuries.
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Band Overhead Stretch instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Grab a resistance band with both hands, about shoulder-width apart.
2
Hold the band in front of you at shoulder height.
3
Slowly raise both hands, still holding onto the band, up over your head until your arms are stretched and straight.
4
Pull gently on the band to create a stretch. You should feel it in your shoulders and arms.
5
Lower your arms back down in a controlled manner and repeat for the programmed amount of reps.
Grab a resistance band with both hands, about shoulder-width apart.
Hold the band in front of you at shoulder height.
Slowly raise both hands, still holding onto the band, up over your head until your arms are stretched and straight.
Pull gently on the band to create a stretch. You should feel it in your shoulders and arms.
Lower your arms back down in a controlled manner and repeat for the programmed amount of reps.
Equipment needed
Bands
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Machine
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Muscles used
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Back
Front
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