Front Shoulder Stretch Exercise Guide & Video

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Step 1. Bring your right arm across your body and hold it with your left arm either above or below the elbow.

Step 2. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Continue to breath rhythmically and slowly. Do not hold your breath.

Step 3. Ease out of the stretch, switch arms, and repeat.


The front shoulder stretch is the primary stretch for stretching the frontal deltoids. When performing this exercise, the user should grip the upper part of the arm. This allows the user to get the best stretch of the muscle and prevents any undo pressure on the elbow. The user should be careful not to stretch too far or stretch too hard. This can do more harm than good. Stretching is important and should be incorporated in all exercise routines. Stretching can help limit injury to the ligaments and muscles. By stretching the muscle before working out, you can actually lift more weight.

Front Shoulder Stretch 1
Front Shoulder Stretch 2

Updated: March 31th, 2015