- 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.
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?
HELP AND SUPPORT
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