Dynamic Upper Body Stretches
From sitting at a desk to going hard in the gym, our upper bodies inevitable tense up. It is crucial to take the time to stretch your arms, shoulders, and upper back. Got 5 minutes? You have time to stretch! Follow this routine at the beginning and/or end of your workout to keep yourself operating in peak condition.
If you have a block and yoga strap available, you are welcome to use those props in this routine; however, they are not necessary.
Routine Breakdown: Child’s Pose
- Tented fingertips
- Reach to opposite corners of the mat
- Thread the needle
- Archer arms
- Eagle arms
- Hands clasped behind your back
- Twist by grabbing opposite ankles
- Bend knees: opposite shoulder to opposite knee