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Shoulder Stretch: Left/Right


  • From a kneeling position, reach one arm across the chest, parallel to the ground.
  • Curl the opposite arm up and around the forearm of the opposite arm, palm facing the shoulder.
  • Gently pull in towards the chest.
  • Keep the stretching shoulder down.

General and Boxing-specific Benefits

Stretching a key muscle in boxing, the shoulders play a major role in lifting the arms, and even protecting the jaw.

Cautions and Modified Versions

Participants with shoulder pain or injury should proceed with caution.

Anatomical Focus

Upper limbs: Posterior deltoids,  rhomboids, middle trapezius

Study and Reflection

Practice this stretch after performing a boxing session. How and in what ways do you find this stretch to be effective?


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