Have you ever felt tightness or pain in your shoulders? If yes, it must be due to a lower level of shoulder mobility. What is that? Well, shoulder mobility is the ability of the shoulders to have a range of motion with control, before being restricted. If you don’t know it already, let us tell you that shoulder joints are the most complex of all joints in the human body. And if you suffer from a tight or niggling shoulder, it can be really discomforting.
We know shoulder problems are very common, but what we don’t know is that they are also very easy to get rid of by working on a few simple arm warm-ups and rotator cuff warm-up exercises. Moreover, shoulder exercises help correct posture, strengthen the shoulders and reduce the risk of shoulder pain.
Let’s have a look at Effective physical exercises for improving shoulder mobility:
1. Cross arm stretch
Cross your straight right arm across your chest.
Use your left hand to gently pull the right upper arm closer to your body.
Hold for 5 to 10 seconds, and relax. Repeat on the other side.
2. Low back handclasp
Bring hands behind your back, with thumbs toward the ground, and clasp them together, touching palm-to-palm.
Your hands should be even with your low back.
Slightly arch the upper back, opening the chest and allowing the shoulder blades to gently come together.
Hold for 10 seconds, then reverse the clasp (if your left thumb was on the outside of your clasp, change so that your right thumb is on the outside).