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Stretching After Arm Exercises

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Flexibility supports good health.

Flexibility Aids Mobility And Health.

Stretching After Arm Exercises. Sitting for long periods damages your bodies flexibility, which has a detrimental effect on your mobility. So then, poor mobility puts you in the fall risk category. On the other hand, stronger arms can help support you, preventing falls. As a result, one American senior dies from a fall every 19 minutes. Also, this is reflected in other countries. Consequently, medical services are calling this a fall epidemic. Arm exercises are great for building strength. But stretching after is equally important. Stretching aids recovery and helps reduce muscle soreness.

Neck Stretch.

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Neck stretch

Stretching After Arm Exercises. Stand or sit tall, place one hand over your head and gently pull your head over towards the shoulder. Hold the stretch for up to 30 seconds if you can or what you can manage. Repeat to reach 5 for each side.

Triceps and Shoulder Stretch Towel Assisted.

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Tricep shoulder stretch

Stretching After Arm Exercises. This stretch uses a towel to aid your stretch. Start standing or sitting tall. Holding a hand towel, bring one arm overhead and drop your forearm behind you, allowing the towel to hang behind you, between your shoulder blades. Also, hold the towel with the other hand behind you. Try to keep your bicep close to your ear, and don’t force it past. Gripping both ends of the towel, pull down gently until you feel the stretch in your tricep. Next, hold for at least 30 seconds and then repeat on the other side. Complete 5 stretches on each side.

Cross Body Shoulder Stretch

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crossbody shoulder stretch

Start standing or sitting tall. So then, place one arm across your body. Next, make a fist, place your forearm against your elbow with your opposite hand, and pull it toward your chest until you feel a stretch in your shoulder. Make sure to keep your elbow below shoulder height. Hold for at least no more than 30 seconds, and then repeat on the other side. Complete 5 stretches on each side.

Sitting Bicep Stretch.

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The bicep stretch

Sit on the floor with your feet flat and your knees bent. And place your palms on the floor behind you with your fingers pointing away from your body. Furthermore, keep your hands in place and slowly slide your butt away from your hands until you feel a stretch in your biceps. In addition, you’ll also feel a stretch in your chest and shoulders. Hold for at least as much as you can up to 30 seconds—complete 5 stretches.

Child’s Pose Shoulder Stretch.

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Child pose shoulder stretch

This stretch is completed from the kneeling position. Kneel on your mat with your knees wider than hip-width apart and your feet together behind you.Sit back on your heels (as best as you can) and fold forward. Extend your arms out in front of you and rest your forehead on the floor. You’ll feel this stretch in your shoulders and back, in addition to your hips and glutes. Furthermore, gently press your chest and shoulders toward the ground to deepen the stretch. Hold for up to 30 seconds. complete 5 stretches.

In Conclusion.

These stretches are important, do not skip them. They will help you to recover and help to ease any exercise soreness if you have soreness. Afterwards, ensure you get a full 8 hours of sleep. This is the most beneficial part of recovery. It is also important that you do not overstretch your muscles. always go gently into stretching, you can apply more pressure as you gently ease into the stretch. If you feel uncomfortable or experience pain or cramps stop.

Important Note *

Remember that everyone is different, and it is ultimately YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find what your body responds to… So please do your own due diligence before trying anything new, including getting Medical Advice to ensure your safety and peace of mind.

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