Many people who experience pain in the shoulders and neck will find this stretch to be very effective.
The Parallel Arm Upper Back/Shoulder Stretch will be helpful if you have tight shoulders and traps. Stand upright and place one arm across your chest. Keep your arm parallel to the ground and pull your elbow towards your opposite shoulder.
This is the 10th of our Top Static Stretches Series of posts. Stay tuned for the more great articles on Stretching and Flexibility. * Note to always warm up before performing static stretches. It is important to hold each stretch a minimum of 30-60 seconds for full benefit.*
Lucette., & Clark, C. (2008) NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training (p. 139-171)
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